International News

VIDEO: 'Land invasion' near Brazil stadium

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:43
With less than a month to go before the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, the government is facing fresh protests from various groups, including families who have invaded land within sight of the stadium.

Brazil 2014 dengue risk predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:37
Scientists develop an "early warning system" to alert authorities to the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the World Cup.

A brief history of plastic

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:19
A brief history of plastic, from the Middle Ages onwards

The man who fired a torpedo down a High Street

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:16
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a man who fired a torpedo down a High Street.

Arkansas court halts gay marriages

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 15:08
The highest court in the US state of Arkansas halts gay marriages there pending an appeal against a lower ruling overturning a voter-approved ban.

Argentine liquid cocaine plan foiled

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 14:30
Argentina seizes two tonnes of liquid cocaine, saying it has foiled a plan to produce and ship the drug to the United States and Europe.

'No contest' plea in school shooting

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 14:11
A 12-year-old New Mexico boy accused of shooting two classmates in January will not contest the charges against him, his lawyers tell a court.

VIDEO: Battles in Mexico's 'cartel country'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 14:04
In the western Mexican state of Michoacán, a popular uprising led by heavily armed self-defence groups has chased out one of the main drug cartels.

Nadal beats Murray in Rome thriller

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:59
World number one Rafael Nadal recovers from a break down in the final set to beat Andy Murray in the Italian Open quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Steelworkers patrol in Mariupol

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:56
Steelworkers and miners in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol have been clearing barricades set up by pro-Russian insurgents at government buildings.

Missing man search halted for night

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:42
A search operation for a missing man on Lough Erne in County Fermanagh ends for the night.

The future for UK street markets

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:38
What are your rights when shopping at a street market?

Irish debt upgraded by Moody's

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:36
The credit rating agency Moody's improves its outlook for Ireland's debt, grading the country as "stable", due to an increase in economic growth.

VIDEO: Travel firms halt Kenya coast tours

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:36
British tourists are being evacuated from parts of Kenya by tour operators Thomson and First Choice, following a terrorism warning from the Foreign Office

Lost picture aids Colossus reunion

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:33
Code crackers reunite thanks to a rediscovered photo

Harry tribute to Estonia's soldiers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:30
Prince Harry pays tribute to the "professionalism and bravery" of Estonian troops during the first day of his visit to the Baltic state.

Lugano amongst five to exit West Brom

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:29
Managerless West Brom release defenders Diego Lugano and Liam Ridgewell and midfielders Zoltan Gera and Steven Reid.

Satire of British food goes viral

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:17
Satire of British food amuses Chinese viewers

Boy badly hurt in fall from coach

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 13:11
A 13-year-old boy is taken to hospital with a "significant head injury" after falling out of a moving coach at a motorway junction.

Libyan rebels clash in Benghazi

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 12:58
A paramilitary force led by a retired army officer launches operation against "terrorists" in Benghazi, but the government condemns the move.

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