International News

Castro nominated housing secretary

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 12:09
President Barack Obama nominates San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a rising Democratic star, as housing secretary in a cabinet reshuffle.

Contenders cross Europe in EU race

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 12:04
Candidates vying for the EU's top job - president of the European Commission - are canvassing support across the 28 member states.

VIDEO: From chocolate billionaire to president?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 12:03
Ukraine has denied a claim by Russia's President Putin that Ukraine has descended into "full-scale civil war". Daniel Sandford reports.

VIDEO: Hillsborough jury visits stadium

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 11:58
The jury at the inquest into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough has been visiting the stadium in Sheffield where the disaster happened in April 1989.

What do people really think about maids?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 11:29
The shocking things people say about their maids

Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow kicks off

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:50
Radio 1's free festival gets under way in Glasgow

Who will win the last Heineken Cup?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:44
Jeremy Guscott, part of the first English side to win the Heineken Cup, predicts the outcome of the last ever final.

Putin 'to respect' Ukraine vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:40
Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he will respect the outcome of Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday.

Sterling wife 'to negotiate sale'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:38
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is authorising his wife to negotiate the sale of the basketball team, US media report.

Evra signs one-year deal at Man Utd

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:26
Manchester United's French left-back Patrice Evra, 33, signs a one-year contract extension with the Old Trafford club.

Woman in NI21 sex row speaks out

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:11
The woman at the centre of allegations about the conduct of NI21 leader Basil McCrea tells the BBC she did not contact the police as she thought she would not be believed.

Promotion for QPR could prove costly

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 10:04
Queens Park Rangers could land the Football League with a multi-million pound headache if they go up to the Premier League.

Pietersen rejects 'uninterested' claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 09:53
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen insists he was "fully motivated" to play for his country in last winter's Ashes series.

Iraqi Kurdistan makes first oil sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 09:51
The government in the Iraqi autonomous region of Kurdistan says it has made its first sale of crude oil despite strong opposition from Baghdad.

Fire crews battle to save art school

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 09:50
Firefighters are continuing to fight a major blaze at the A-listed Glasgow School of Art - one of Scotland's most iconic buildings.

Yacht crew search 'may be suspended'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 09:46
The US search for the crew of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki is continuing as the Coast Guard says its efforts will be called off if nothing is found by Friday night.

Boko Haram 'targets vigilantes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 09:24
Boko Haram militants in north-eastern Nigeria raid three villages and kill those they accuse of being vigilantes, residents tell the BBC.

Hall sentenced for sex assaults

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 09:11
Ex-BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall sentenced to an extra two years and six months in jail for indecently assaulting a girl.

Repsol ends operations in Argentina

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 08:56
Spanish oil firm Repsol ends its operations in Argentina two years after having its assets in local company YPF seized by the government.

Wilkinson determined to finish on a high

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-23 08:54
Jonny Wilkinson wants a 'happy ending' to his career by leading Toulon to Heineken Cup success in his penultimate game.
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