International News

VIDEO: Thousands at bottle kicking contest

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 10:04
A 200-year-old Easter Monday tradition - the Hallaton Bottle Kicking contest - has been taking place in Leicestershire before an audience of thousands.

Blurred Lines tops all-time chart

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 09:59
Robin Thicke's controversial hit single Blurred Lines is named the UK's most-downloaded song of all time.

VIDEO: Boston marathon honours bomb victims

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 09:58
Thousands of marathon runners have taken to the streets of Boston, after the city honoured three killed and more than 260 injured in a bomb attack last year.

VIDEO: Near miss at train safety briefing

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 09:54
US senator Richard Blumenthal has had a close call with a train during a news conference on rail safety.

Biker dies after crash with car

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 09:13
A motorbike rider dies after his bike was in a collision with a car on the A9 in Perthshire which closed the road in both directions.

Faith groups back PM on religion row

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 09:12
Religious groups back Prime Minister David Cameron's assertion that Britain is "a Christian country".

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 09:06
Thousands of runners take to the streets of Boston as it honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.

Racing broadcaster Wilson dies aged 73

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:45
Former BBC racing presenter and commentator Julian Wilson dies aged 73 following a long illness.

Burnt boy's mother praises medics

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:25
The mother of a seven-year-old boy who was badly burned in an incident in Aberdeen thanks the medical staff who have been caring for him.

Boycott call for early years tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:22
The National Union of Teachers has moved nearer a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

Death penalty for 2003 Saudi attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:22
A Saudi court sentences five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.

Geraghty wins first Irish National

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:18
Barry Geraghty wins the Irish Grand National for the first time by steering 8-1 favourite Shutthefrontdoor to victory.

VIDEO: 'Tiger escape' alarm halts egg hunt

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:15
Staff have told the BBC about the moment they believed a tiger had escaped its enclosure at Shepreth Wildlife Park in Cambridgeshire.

'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:11
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.

Burnley 2-0 Wigan Athletic

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:09
Burnley are promoted after first-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly secure a 2-0 win over Wigan.

Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.

VIDEO: Truck 'deliberately driven into house'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07
Police in Derby are investigating after a lorry was driven deliberately into a house in the city causing extensive damage.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 08:07
Speculation over David Moyes' position at Manchester United, Berbatov wants Monaco stay, Lallana to cost United plus more.

Scottish universities leave CBI

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:21
Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 07:19
David Cameron risks causing "alienation" in society by saying Britain is a "Christian country", a group of public figures has warned.
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