International News

Saudi Arabia's new muscular foreign policy

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:14
Saudi Arabia's offensive in Yemen has fuelled patriotic fervour, as the kingdom seeks to counter what it sees as growing threats, says the BBC's Kim Ghattas.

Prince Charles to visit Ireland

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:13
The Prince of Wales is to visit the Republic of Ireland next month for four days of engagements.

Russian economy shrinks 2% in slump

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:11
Russia's economy shrank by 2% in the first quarter of this year under the pressure of sanctions and a weak oil price, Russian PM Medvedev says.

Carbon monoxide killed caravan pair

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:08
A couple in their 70s who died in their caravan at in Newcastle, County Down, earlier this year were the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Sam Smith up for Ivor Novello Award

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:07
Sam Smith, George Ezra and Clean Bandit are in the running for most performed work at The Ivor Novello Awards.

New Afghan cabinet after long delay

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:06
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani swears in 16 new ministers - nearly completing his cabinet after seven months of delay.

Residents rally to catch arsonists

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:05
Residents from communities across south Wales are rallying together to try and catch arsonists who deliberately start grass fires.

VIDEO: Toxic diet pills 'a one-way trip'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:00
The mother of a student who died after taking toxic 'diet pills' has said she had "absolutely no idea" her daughter was using them.

AUDIO: Ambulance called for dead squirrel

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 03:00
An ambulance service urges people to think before they dial 999 after they received a call about a squirrel injured in a "hit- and-run".

New York Governor Cuomo visits Cuba

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:52
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visits Cuba, the first US state governor to travel to the Communist-run island since a thaw in relations began last year.

VIDEO: Ding forgets he is on for 147

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:46
China's Ding Junhui misses out on a 147 break at the World Snooker Championships after appearing to forget he was on for a maximum.

HBO Now users outside US 'cut off'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:42
HBO is threatening to cut off paying customers of its HBO Now service if they are viewing its shows outside the US.

Eurotunnel delay after power failure

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:40
There are severe delays to trains using the Eurotunnel following an electrical fault.

Banks face competition over accounts

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:36
The big four High Street banks are under pressure to offer current account perks as competition in the sector appears to be picking up.

VIDEO: Outside Sicilian migrant centre

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:35
The BBC's James Reynolds reports from outside one of the migrant centres where the survivors of the boat sinking off Libya have been taken to.

Major warns of Labour-SNP 'mayhem'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:27
Ex-prime minister Sir John Major claims that a Labour government backed by the SNP would be a "recipe for mayhem".

South Korea in turmoil over corruption

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:21
Allegations of corruption in South Korea have tainted the prime minister, and threaten to topple the president, says Stephen Evans.

US sends carrier to Yemen patrols

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:20
The US sends an aircraft carrier to boost its patrols off Yemen, amid suspicions an Iranian naval convoy is carrying arms intended for Yemeni Houthi rebels.

'Snooker has no place at Olympics'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:16
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says snooker does not merit a place at the Olympics as it bids for inclusion.

Whip-round pays fan's libel bill

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 02:14
Football fans raise £20,000 for a 67-year-old Blackpool fan who was sued for libel by the club's owners.