International News

VIDEO: 'Nightmare journey' of Asian migrants

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:28
The BBC has been told by migrants rescued from a sinking boat last week that around 100 people on board died after a fight broke out over the last remaining food.

Family fury at Thomas Cook 'apology'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:22
The parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu criticise Thomas Cook for not apologising to them directly

Navy probes Trident safety claims

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:21
The Royal Navy is investigating claims by a submariner that security and safety procedures around the Trident nuclear submarines are inadequate.

Welsh Labour facing 'huge challenge'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:13
Ogmore MP Huw Irranca-Davies says Welsh Labour needs to "shrug off" the idea it is still the natural party of Wales.

Egypt hangs six convicted militants

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 03:11
Egypt executes six men convicted of carrying out an attack on soldiers last year, state media report, despite calls from rights groups for a re-trial.

PFA boss wants better drug education

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:59
Footballers taking recreational drugs do not appreciate the consequences, says players' union chief Gordon Taylor.

Unite union boss hits back at Murphy

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:53
The head of the Unite union hits back at claims by outgoing Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy that he was the "kiss of death" for the party.

Burundi leader reappears in public

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:40
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza makes his first public appearance in his own country since a failed coup last week.

'Modern slavery' probe called for

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 02:38
The UK anti-slavery commissioner calls for more investigation of cases of "modern slavery" in the south Lincolnshire agriculture sector.

Soap awards pay tribute to Kirkbride

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:38
The late Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride wins the outstanding achievement award at this year's British Soap Awards.

Two critically ill after NW200 crash

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:20
A woman and a rider remain in a critical condition in hospital following a crash involving three motorcycles at the North West 200.

The Scots who shaped photography

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 01:06
Pioneer photography in 1840s Edinburgh

How pre-election polls got it wrong

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 00:56
The BBC's David Cowling analyses the pre-election opinion polls and attempts to figure out where pollsters went wrong.

MSPs urge compulsory climate reports

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 00:52
Public sector bodies in Scotland should be forced to report climate emissions targets and progress, a Holyrood committee recommends.

Macedonia braced for huge protest

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 00:38
Thousands of protesters are due to take part in a rally in the Macedonian capital Skopje to demand the resignation of PM Nikola Gruevski.

Cambrian mining disaster remembered

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 00:24
A service of remembrance is taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cambrian Colliery mining disaster.

Arrest made over suspicious death

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 00:22
Police make an arrest over the death of a 29-year-old man who had been seriously injured in a disturbance at a flat.

Group questions 'Stormont stability'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-17 00:21
The head of the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland says stability provided by the new Westminster government is in contrast with the situation at Stormont.

VIDEO: Passengers' lucky escape as train hits bus

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 23:36
Passengers on a bus in Atlanta, Georgia, had a narrow escape after their bus got stuck in traffic - in the path of an oncoming train.

Mobile bans 'improve school results'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 23:20
Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of providing pupils with an extra week's education over an academic year, researchers say.

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