International News

Litvinenko 'may have killed himself'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:55
Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have accidentally killed himself after handling radioactive material, one of the suspects for his death says.

Burkina bars ex-regime MPs from poll

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:48
Burkina Faso's interim parliament approves a law blocking politicians allied to ousted President Blaise Compaore from running in elections.

Sheen to star in Mallory biopic

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:48
Michael Sheen is set to play British climber George Mallory on the big screen.

Sergeant 'targeted' female cadets

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:47
An army sergeant abused his position to sexually attack and rape female cadets as young as 15, a court hears.

Intel shows 3D depth camera in phone

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:47
Intel reveals it can now fit a depth camera into a smartphone, opening the door to 3D selfies and gesture controls.

Ex-MP 'misled over DUP nomination'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:28
Former UUP MP Rev Martin Smyth accuses the DUP's South Belfast general election candidate of misleading him in a row over nomination papers.

VIDEO: How will UK border exit checks work?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:24
Passport checks have begun at UK ports and borders for people leaving the country.

Footballer 'wipes mum's debts away'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:16
A footballer previously praised for his "great gestures" has paid off his mother's debts, according to a message posted on social media.

Hingis returns to Swiss Fed Cup team

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 04:13
Five-time Grand Slam singles winner Martina Hingis returns to Switzerland's Fed Cup team in bid to qualify for Rio Olympics.

Prolific eBay conman back in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:57
A prolific eBay conman is caught again after failing to deliver a car part to a police officer who ordered it from him online.

Yemen rebels push into central Aden

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:52
Fresh fighting is reported in the centre of the Yemeni city of Aden between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Aldi's sales overtake Waitrose

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:52
Discount grocery chain Aldi is now the UK's sixth largest grocer, a survey finds, overtaking upmarket chain Waitrose.

Low-flying aircraft 'mystery solved'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:46
A large, low-flying aircraft filmed along Northern Ireland's north coast causes a stir on social media, with even police asking what it was up to.

English cricket 'lost touch' in 2014

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:43
England's cricket leaders "repeatedly lost touch" in 2014, says Wisden editor Lawrence Booth in a scathing editorial.

Angry Saudis refuse Swedish monkeys

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:40
Saudi Arabia refuses to accept four tiny Amazonian monkeys from a Swedish zoo because of a diplomatic row, Swedish media report.

China chemical oil fire reignites

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:37
Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.

Footballer arrested over shoplifting

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:26
Ex-Premier League footballer Andrea Dossena is arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at London department store Harrods, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Hunt for clues after London jewel heist

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 03:14
Heavy cutting equipment was used to break into a vault containing hundreds of safety deposit boxes in the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter of London.

Why mega-merger is so important for Shell

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 02:57
With tumbling oil prices, making money out of energy is becoming harder.

Coalition 'undermined NHS' - doctors

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 02:55
The government has "undermined and weakened" the NHS in England, a letter signed by 140 doctors says.