International News

US trio return $40,000 found in sofa

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 11:19
Three friends in New York find $40,000 (£24,000) in an old couch they bought but return it to the woman whose name was written on the envelope.

Homes on floats call after UK floods

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 11:15
Developers should consider building "floating" houses to combat the risk of flooding, the chairman of the Environment Agency suggests.

VIDEO: Hong Kong burns Ivory stockpile

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 11:04
Kong Kong says it will burn 30 tonnes of ivory over the course of a year to help combat the illegal trade.

Two dead in five-vehicle M11 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:38
Two people die in a crash on the M11 motorway involving three cars, a lorry and a horsebox carrying five horses from trainer Brian Meehan's stables.

PM says No vote 'not for status quo'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:33
The prime minister calls for "cross-party consensus" on further devolution if there is a No vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.

Extradition couple taken to hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:31
A couple due to be extradited to the United States on Thursday to face fraud and money-laundering charges are taken to hospital after police force entry to their home.

Murray to face Nadal in Rome last eight

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:16
Andy Murray beats Jurgen Melzer to set up an Italian Open quarter-final against world number one Rafael Nadal.

Sunken body clue to American origins

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:14
The ancient remains of a teenage girl discovered in a flooded cavern in Mexico are providing additional insights on how the Americas came to be populated.

Syria elections a 'parody', says UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:13
Presidential elections in Syria will be a "parody of democracy", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

VIDEO: Analyst explains Dixons' survival

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:09
Bryan Roberts, an analyst from Kantar Retail, explains how has Dixons has managed to survive in a time of struggling high streets and failing electronics retailers.

Investigation call over scoutmaster

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:03
The Scout Association should be investigated after it failed to tell police a scoutmaster had abused children, a MP says.

Ten uncapped players in England squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:01
Ten uncapped players, including four from Exeter, are named in England's training squad for the tour to New Zealand.

GB women reach team final in style

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:57
Great Britain's women produce a stunning display to qualify for Saturday's European team final ahead of champions Romania.

'Going to the World Cup is frightening'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:43
Southampton trio Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw & Adam Lallana on their "unbelievable" rise to the England World Cup squad.

VIDEO: Ariel Castro captivity 'sheer torture'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:21
Michelle Knight, one of three women who were held captive for 11 years by Ariel Castro, has spoken to the BBC about her brutal experience.

SA challenges Zuma home report

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:08
South Africa's government seeks a judicial review into a report saying President Zuma should repay some of the $23m (£14m) used to upgrade his home.

Malala portrait sells for $82,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:08
An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai is sold to raise funds for her charity.

Sudan woman faces death for apostasy

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:07
A Sudanese court sentences a woman to hang for apostasy - leaving Islam - after she married a Christian man.

FA Cup is reborn for 2014 final

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 09:01
What is special about this year's Wembley final?

Mike Leigh tipped for Turner prizes

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 08:53
Mike Leigh's new film about the celebrated British artist JMW Turner, is lauded by critics at Cannes, with some suggesting it may be in line for prizes at the festival and beyond.
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