International News

Flies manoeuvre like fighter jets

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:10
New research shows that when a threat comes into view fruit flies make split-second turns reminiscent of those made by fighter jets.

Police investigate death of teenager

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:10
Police are investigating the unexplained sudden death of a teenage boy in Swansea but say it does not appear to be suspicious.

Myners vows to continue Co-op reform

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:51
Former City minister Lord Myners vows to continue his reform plans for the troubled Co-operative Group, despite announcing he will quit the company's board.

VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 19 - in 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:32
Oscar Pistorius has faced a second day of intense cross-examination at his trial in which he was accused of being selfish, reckless and a liar.

Powell given 18-month doping ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:30
Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell is given an 18-month ban for testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Somalia's internet 'culture shock'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:28
Some Somalis are experiencing a form of "culture shock" since fibre optic services launched in Mogadishu over the last week, an internet provider says.

Cellino cleared by Football League

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 09:27
The Football League clear Italian Massimo Cellino to take over at Championship side Leeds United.

Highest ever number of school staff

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:55
The number of teachers, assistants and support staff working in state schools in England has risen to a record level of 1.3 million people.

Runaway mail van's glass house miss

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:54
A runaway Royal Mail van narrowly misses hitting a glass-panelled house in Lincoln after it rolled unaccompanied down a steep hill in the city's cultural quarter.

Thompson bemoans 'grey pound' films

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:52
Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson says it's "a mistake" to make films targeting older people and the 'grey pound'.

Norway amnesiac is our son - couple

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:50
A Czech couple come forward to say that a man found in a snowdrift near Oslo last December apparently suffering from amnesia is their son.

VIDEO: Father's tribute at Hillsborough inquest

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:48
Trevor Hick's' daughters Sarah and Vicky were among the 96 people who died following overcrowding at Hillsborough during the FA Cup semi-final in April 1989.

Colbert to succeed David Letterman

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:43
Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, will succeed Late Show host David Letterman upon his retirement next year, CBS says.

Snowdonia surf centre work to start

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:38
Work is expected to start on building a multi-million pound surf attraction and "wave garden" in the Conwy Valley in May.

Tebbit gun jibe 'highly dangerous'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:33
Conservative peer Lord Tebbit is rebuked by a minister in his own party after he said he hoped that Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for meeting the Queen.

What should Sajid Javid do first?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:30
What should be top of Sajid Javid's in-tray?

VIDEO: Lucky turtle gets prosthetic fin

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:24
A turtle in Israel which lost two limbs has been given a designer prosthetic dorsal fin.

VIDEO: Minesweeper robot winning exports

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:20
A Cambridgeshire firm has designed a robot minesweeper that is winning exports to Africa and South America.

Cleared Blakelock accused freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:02
The man cleared of killing PC Keith Blakelock in the 1985 Tottenham riots is released from prison.

MP Evans cleared of sexual assaults

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 08:00
Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans is cleared of a string of sex abuse allegations, including one of rape.
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