International News

Man killed in shooting at food store

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:46
A man dies after being shot at a food store in Manchester, which prompts a murder investigation by police.

The rise and fall of Blaise Compaore

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:34
Burkinabe leader Blaise Compaore kept a grip on power for 27 years - but ultimately his ambition led to his downfall, the BBC's Thomas Fessy reports.

Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:28
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.

Will crash set back space tourism?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:27
The SpaceShipTwo crash is a tragedy that will prompt serious reflection but commercial space ventures are unlikely to be deterred, the BBC's Jonathan Amos says.

Three held on suspicion of murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:25
Three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in Pembroke Dock, say police.

Hamilton top in second US practice

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:13
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg to fastest time in second practice at the US Grand Prix.

Labour win police commissioner poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:02
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

Britain First leaflet dubbed illegal

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 12:53
Royal Mail says it will not deliver a leaflet for Britain First in the Rochester and Strood by-election because it believes it to be illegal.

Djokovic ends Murray's winning run

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 12:34
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.

Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 12:23
A judge in the US rules in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

Firefighters on strike over pensions

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 12:17
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.

VIDEO: The real-life Winnie the Pooh

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 11:15
The inspiration behind one of the world's best loved children's stories has been told in the run-up to its 100-year anniversary.

Sturgeon renews TV debates attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 11:03
Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

Reduced EU sea mission set to go

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:45
The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:36
Switzerland's history of child labour, a father's Afghan odyssey, and the people who follow Jediism.

Dispute over IRA rape claim letter

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:34
A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.

Bodies found after fireworks blaze

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 10:09
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:59
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images

VIDEO: Full interview with Fiona Woolf

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:57
Fiona Woolf resigns as chair of the child abuse inquiry

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 09:38
Scratching really does make things itch, and other nuggets