International News

Solar panel sparks supermarket blaze

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:44
Shoppers are evacuated from a supermarket after a fire broke out in one of the solar panels on its roof, the fire service says.

Retailer dismisses Miliband comments

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:40
Retailer Sports Direct dismisses criticism by Ed Miliband of its use of zero-hours contracts, after the Labour leader calls it a "terrible place to work".

Burkinabe army sets leader deadline

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:34
Burkina Faso's army tells political activists they must choose leadership candidates by Sunday afternoon, days after a transition plan was agreed.

UK 'could quit EU', says Hammond

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:24
The UK must be ready to "walk away" if it is unhappy with negotiations over its relationship with the European Union, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

VIDEO: Geldof describes scene in studio

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:12
Bob Geldof has been describing the scene inside the studio where stars have been recording the new version of the Band Aid charity single.

DR Congo is declared Ebola-free

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:05
A three-month Ebola outbreak in DR Congo - involving a separate strain from the outbreak in West Africa - ends after claiming at least 49 lives.

Philae comet lander: Sleep well little probe

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 06:00
European Space Agency controllers will continue to listen for Philae in the days ahead, hopeful that the comet lander will somehow become active again.

Exotic pets and the risks to health

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:42
Are the health risks for owners on the rise?

Russia under pressure at G20 summit

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:39
Russia has faced rebukes from Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, as a G20 summit gets under way in Brisbane, Australia.

VIDEO: Napoleon collection to be auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:27
Around a thousand items relating to Napoleon Bonaparte are being auctioned near Paris this weekend.

Band Aid 30: In pictures and quotes

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 05:22
Geldof, Bono and more reunite for Band Aid 30

Train fans experience maglev speed

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:24
Super-fast train reaches the eye-watering speed of 500km/h (311mph) during test run in central Japan.

VIDEO: Japan's levitating train tops 310mph

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:23
Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central Japan.

Iraq 'expels IS from oil refinery'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 04:22
Iraqi troops say they expelled Islamic State from the country's main oil refinery, as a top US officer flies in for talks.

VIDEO: GWR's new trains unveiled in Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:37
Great Western Railway's new trains have been unveiled at a ceremony in Japan.

VIDEO: Sculptors create icy wonderland

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:31
Sculptors in Belgium have created a frozen winter wonderland full of characters from various Disney films

Ecclestone doubts double points plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:22
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone doubts if the award of double points at the final race of the season will continue in 2015.

Motorcyclist dies after car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 03:14
A motorcyclist in his 20s dies after he was involved in a car crash in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Flood threatens pensioners' homes

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:57
Firefighters are working to protect pensioners' homes from flood water after the river Corcrain burst its banks in County Armagh.

SNP coalition role 'not ruled out'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 02:47
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond says it would be "foolish" for his party to rule out entering into a coalition at Westminster.

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