International News

American Pie lyrics sell for $1.2m

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 06:08
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie sells for $1.2m at a New York auction.

Rand Paul announces White House bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 06:00
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul officially announces he is launching a 2016 presidential election campaign on the Republican ticket.

Microsoft targets autistic workers

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:58
Microsoft is to hire more people with autism in full-time roles.

Doctor Who 'on screen until 2020'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:53
Sci-fi favourite Doctor Who will remain on TV for at least another five years, according to its executive producer Steven Moffat.

Fifa will not punish Dyke over watch

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:44
Fifa ends proceedings against FA chairman Greg Dyke after he returned a £16,000 watch given him at the 2014 World Cup.

Accused French senator found dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:34
A French Socialist senator is found dead on the day he was due to stand trial for corruption over Chinese wedding tours in the Loire valley.

Russian nuclear sub on fire in dock

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:22
A Russian nuclear submarine is ablaze at an Arctic naval shipyard, but damage appears limited, media report.

'Gangster Ed': Miliband Vine takes off

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:22
The Miliband Vine that is taking off

Archaeologists in Iraq defy militants

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:21
Archaeologists from the UK have been making "significant discoveries" in Iraq, while Islamic State fighters have been bulldozing historic Assyrian sites.

Bendy battery promises safety, speed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:18
Engineers unveil a flexible aluminium battery which they say could offer a cheap, fast-charging and safe alternative to current designs.

Two teenagers 'feared Syria-bound'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 05:03
Two West Yorkshire teenagers are feared to have travelled to Syria, police have said.

Battle for Aden creates 'ghost city'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:55
The head of the ICRC in the Yemeni city of Aden tells the BBC medical supplies are urgently needed there as the death toll continues to rise.

Talks over chicken factory job cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:38
Union leaders are holding talks with bosses at an Anglesey factory where hundreds of jobs are under threat.

Shop's Nazi uniform 'should be burnt'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:36
A uniform claimed to have belonged to Nazi Hermann Goering should be burned and not sold, say Jewish leaders.

Man denies causing triple death crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:32
A man denies causing the deaths of three men who were killed in a collision on the M4.

Samsung attacks S6 Edge bend test

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:26
Samsung criticises a test that suggests its Galaxy S6 Edge phone is at least as vulnerable to bending as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

Murder charge mother 'was insane'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:23
An Alva woman charged with murdering her son will not face prosecution, as doctors conclude she was insane at the time of his death.

Ten World Cup stars in county cricket

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:13
Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Kumar Sangakkara are among the World Cup stars set to light up county cricket this summer.

NBA to hold basketball camp in Cuba

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 04:06
The NBA becomes the first US professional sports league to visit Cuba since the two countries announced a thaw in their relations.

Brontosaurus dino name is revived

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 03:59
The iconic name Brontosaurus, which was once used to describe a titanic family of dinosaurs, is being revived after it was killed off more than a century ago.