International News

Probe into Brazil's former president

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:53
Brazilian prosecutors confirm a preliminary investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over alleged influence peddling.

OAP sentenced over minister's death

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:53
A pensioner who caused the death of a church minister from Lewis after he drove over him is banned from driving for four years.

CAR militias to free child soldiers

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:49
Armed groups in the CAR agree to free all the children working for them and end the recruitment of child soldiers, the UN says.

'Dozens die' as migrant boat sinks

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:26
Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat sank south of Sicily, the Save the Children aid group says.

'Long and slow recovery' for Greaves

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:22
Former England striker Jimmy Greaves faces a "long and slow road to recovery" after a severe stroke, says his wife.

McClaren turns down Newcastle job

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:06
Derby's Steve McClaren turns down the chance to become Newcastle United boss for the final three matches of the season.

Jones 'shaky legs' before collapse

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 03:03
Keighley Cougars' Danny Jones, who collapsed during a game on Sunday and later died, complained of "shaky legs" in the warm-up.

UK construction hits 22-month low

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:55
Activity in the UK construction industry fell to its lowest level in nearly two years in April, a closely watched survey shows.

The Met Ball as viewed from China

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:54
The view from China on the Met ball extravaganza

Prize money means nothing - Bingham

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:41
Stuart Bingham has said holding aloft the world championship trophy means more to him than the £300,000 prize money.

Greece in urgent push for debt deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:36
Greek ministers launch a concerted effort to persuade European officials to release more bailout money as the government runs out of cash.

Avengers film storms US box office

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:32
Avengers: Age of Ultron tops the US and Canada box office with $191.3m (£126.5m) in its opening weekend, but fails to beat the debut of 2012's Avengers film.

Strong winds warning for south Wales

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:25
Gusts of up to 60mph could hit south Wales and parts of southern England as strong south-westerly winds sweep across the country.

International 'diet pill' warning

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:19
Global police forces are working together to try to prevent the supply of so-called "diet pills" which can be deadly.

Miliband urges voters to 'save' NHS

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:16
Ed Miliband makes a plea for people to come out and vote on 7 May - saying only Labour can 'rescue the NHS'.

Saudi king sacks aide over 'slap'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:15
Saudi Arabia's King Salman sacks the head of royal protocol after he was filmed slapping a photojournalist covering the arrival of Morocco's king in Riyadh.

Election: And the winner is? Er…

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:04
With polls suggesting a hung Parliament is likely, BBC political editor Nick Robinson looks at the arguments around what makes a government legitimate.

Liam Adams loses conviction appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:02
Liam Adams, brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, loses an appeal against his conviction and sentence for raping and abusing his daughter

VIDEO: Playground politics: A big noisy post-election mess?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:02
The BBC's Ross Hawkins went to St Pauls primary school in Didsbury to explain what could happen if there is another hung parliament.

Identity thieves 'target tenants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 02:02
Renters face the greatest risk from identity thieves owing to their domestic set-up and lifestyle, research suggests.