International News

Independence 'risks defence jobs'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:50
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.

VIDEO: Tackling the world's coldest marathon

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:46
The world's hardest, and coldest, marathon has taken place at Russia's Barneo Ice Station in the geographic North Pole.

VIDEO: Anfield falls silent for anniversary

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:45
Crowds at Liverpool's Anfield stadium have held a minute's silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died.

Pistorius 'heartbroken' over body

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:38
Oscar Pistorius tells his murder trial he was "heartbroken" at seeing the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as the cross-examination ends.

Privacy fears over FBI database

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:33
A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners

The men who saved European rugby?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:31
A combination of TV experience and rugby relationships was key to reaching agreement, RFU chairman Bill Beaumont tells BBC Sport

What was the mysterious black ring in Leamington Spa?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:24
A video of a mysterious black ring in the sky over Leamington Spa has left people scratching their heads. Just what might it have been?

Villa suspend Lambert's assistants

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:08
Aston Villa suspend assistant manager Ian Culverhouse and coach Gary Karsa pending an internal investigation.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 06:05
Fernando Torres wants Atletico move, Arsenal interested Mandzukic and Manchester United want Barcelona midfielder, plus more.

Final approval for EU banking reform

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:21
MEPs back rules for a banking safety net to minimise the risk of further EU taxpayer-funded bailouts.

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:18
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

India court recognises third gender

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:15
India's Supreme Court recognises transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling which orders the government to provide key amenities.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:13
The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 05:07
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

Chilean residents survey fire damage

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:56
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:56
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:54
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:50
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

Baby murder mum's sentence increased

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:06
A mother from Windsor convicted of murdering her 11-month-old son has her "unduly lenient" sentence increased at the Court Of Appeal.

Berlusconi to do community service

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 04:04
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.
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