International News

Jail for cheating Atlanta teachers

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 10:15
School officials in Atlanta have received prison sentences following convictions for participating in a conspiracy to change test answers.

South Africa's xenophobic attacks: Fear and shame

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 10:03
The BBC's Milton Nkosi talks to some of the foreigners affected by the recent violence in South Africa and reflects on its meaning.

University of Arts sit-in ends

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:58
Students occupying part of University of the Arts, London, have been instructed to end their four week sit-in by the High Court.

Russia club shut over twerking video

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:36
Russian officials close a dance school after a video of teenage girls "twerking" causes a sensation on the internet.

VIDEO: Explosion blasts manhole cover into air

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:28
A manhole cover blasts more than 200ft into the air in a street in Buffalo, New York, following an explosion.

Bus changes to death crash road

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:24
Plans to reroute buses along The Kingsway in the city centre after a fatal bus collision are unveiled.

How much will Tory policies cost?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:20
Unveiling his party's manifesto, David Cameron said: "All our commitments are fully funded as part of our fiscal plan."

Erdogan condemns Pope over 'genocide'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:19
Turkish President Erdogan sharply criticises Pope Francis for using the term "genocide" for the killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1.

Sarries hopeful on Vunipola citing

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:55
Saracens boss Mark McCall is hopeful forward Billy Vunipola will escape a ban for allegedly striking an opponent.

UN warns Kenya not to expel refugees

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:37
The United Nations refugee agency says that closing Kenya's Dabaab refugee camp would have "extreme humanitarian consequences."

US 'Taser error' man turns himself in

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:33
A white police officer is charged with manslaughter after shooting a black man when apparently mistaking his gun for his Taser.

Mother guilty of killing newborn baby

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:20
A mother who hid the body of her newborn daughter in a suitcase is found guilty of her manslaughter.

VIDEO: More manifestos on campaign day 16

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 08:20
Both the Conservatives and the Greens launched their manifestos on day 16 of the election campaign.

Selby 'felt pressure' after triumph

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:56
Defending champion Mark Selby says it took months for him to come to terms with winning his first World Championship.

VIDEO: Shots fired during ceasefire visit

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:48
The BBC's Tom Burridge describes the scene as a fellow reporter is shot during a mission to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

RAF jets intercept Russian aircraft

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:34
RAF Typhoons were launched to intercept two Russian aircraft near UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence says.

Tykes bowlers star as Worcs crushed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:32
Worcestershire are bowled out for just 100 in their second innings as Yorkshire win by 10 wickets inside three days.

Woman wounded in armadillo shooting

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:31
Authorities in the US state of Georgia say a woman was accidentally shot by her son-in-law as he was trying to kill an armadillo with a handgun.

Soul singer Percy Sledge dies aged 73

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 07:30
US soul singer Percy Sledge, famed for his song When a Man Loves a Woman, has died aged 73, his agent says.

Will Green 'revolution' take off?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 06:47
As the Green Party launches its manifesto with a call for a "peaceful revolution", Ben Geoghegan examines whether its message cutting through.