International News

Climbers descend Everest amid row

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:57
Around half the expedition teams at Everest base camp are leaving, sherpa guides say, amid uncertainty over the climbing season after an accident killed 16 people.

Dead cats found hung from NY trees

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:54
Authorities in a suburb of New York investigate dozens of dead cats found hanging from trees in plastic bags in a small, rubbish-strewn wood.

Ex-Met officer 'assaulted boy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:44
A former Met Police officer is summonsed to appear in court to face a charge of indecently assaulting a boy aged 16 in 1986 who was in police custody.

Microsoft completes Nokia phone deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:29
Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44bn euros ($7.5bn; £4.5bn).

Nigeria delays Biafran war film

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:27
Censors delay the Nigerian release of Half of a Yellow Sun, a film about the Biafran war, for unknown reasons.

West faces Ukraine polls nightmare

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:25
Western powers face Ukraine election nightmare

VIDEO: New claims amid 'Trojan Horse' probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:22
Two teachers make claims to Newsnight about what they say happened at a school at the centre of an alleged "Trojan Horse" plot by Muslim hardliners in Birmingham.

Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:19
Ed Miliband outlines plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts if Labour wins the next election.

S Korea divers found cabin of bodies

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:16
Divers searching a sunken South Korean passenger ferry found 48 bodies in a single room on the vessel meant to accommodate 38 people, officials say.

S Sudan frees 'coup plot' leaders

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:09
Four politicians accused over an alleged coup plot that sparked the civil war in South Sudan are freed after the government dropped the case.

Record Store Day boosts vinyl sales

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:00
This year's Record Store Day saw a surge in vinyl sales, with an increase of 133% on the previous week, industry figures reveal.

Miliband in Scotland to make UK case

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:59
Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.

All of Denmark virtually recreated

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:56
The whole of Denmark has been recreated, to scale, within the virtual block-building world of Minecraft.

Coulson 'did not read' Dowler story

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:41
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he may not have read all of a key story about missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:38
Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:35
Chelsea chase Moreno, Wenger keen on Remy, United eye Lallana and Shaw, Ramires to Barca, plus more.

US 'to continue Mid-East peace push'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:34
The US will not abandon its efforts to advance the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, despite the breakdown of the current talks, President Obama says.

UKIP in Irish actor poster row

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:32
UKIP clashes with the Conservatives over its use of an actor in a European election poster.

Pietersen fails on return to cricket

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:31
Kevin Pietersen makes 16 in his first innings since being discarded by England as his Delhi Daredevils are beaten in the IPL.

Mourinho silent on Liverpool line-up

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-25 06:01
Jose Mourinho refuses to say whether he will field a weakened Chelsea team for Sunday's trip to Liverpool.
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