International News

Immigration talk 'deters students'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:11
"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.

VIDEO: First look at the Samsung S5

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:09
Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Samsung's latest S5 phone, as it makes its global launch on Friday.

UN set to warn over 'dash for gas'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:06
The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.

Mixed emotions as Liverpool target title

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:58
Alan Hansen outlines the feelings in Liverpool ahead of a potential title decider and the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

Warning over 'disturbances' in town

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:29
Police warn motorists to avoid part of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, due to disturbances.

VIDEO: Close-up: Sub ready to locate MH370

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:22
Specialists are preparing the submarine which will be used when the general location of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 plane in the Indian Ocean is identified.

VIDEO: Below deck of Syria chemical destroyer

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 13:51
Time is fast running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stocks, the international body in charge of their destruction says.

Man charged with Omagh bomb murders

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 13:06
A 43-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland is due to appear in court, charged with the murders of 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb attack.

VIDEO: 'I never won the model contests'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 12:44
How Australia's first international Indigenous model got to the top

Jamieson and Guy win British titles

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 12:35
Michael Jamieson wins the 200m breaststroke while James Guy sets a new British 400m freestyle record on day one in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trial dismissed as 'joke'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 12:27
Three Al-Jazeera journalists have denounced as a "joke" the latest hearing in their trial on terrorism charges in Egypt.

Vote 'risk' for UK credit status

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 12:19
A vote for Scottish independence would delay the UK's return to triple A credit status, according to the ratings agency, Fitch.

Queen and president celebrate NI

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 12:14
The Queen and Irish President Michael D Higgins jointly host a Northern Ireland-themed reception at Windsor Castle, on the penultimate day of Mr Higgins' four-day state visit to the UK.

Canadian senator 'assaulted' woman

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:56
Embattled Canadian Senator Patrick Brazeau is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Quebec, local media report.

US Congress passes ban on Iran envoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:34
The US Congress passes a bill that would bar Iran's pick for UN envoy from entering the country, as the White House signals opposition to the choice.

PM: UKIP 'doesn't stand up for UK'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:26
David Cameron takes aim at UKIP as he launches the Conservative European and local election campaign.

European Rugby Cup gets go-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:12
A new European Rugby Champions Cup to replace the Heineken Cup is given the go-ahead and will start in the 2014-2015 season.

Icahn drops eBay call to sell PayPal

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 11:05
Activist investor Carl Icahn drops his call for e-commerce giant eBay to sell its fast-growing payments business, PayPal.

Putin warns Europe of gas shortages

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:51
Russia warns European leaders that a gas dispute with Ukraine is now "critical", as pro-Russian activists defy Ukrainian forces.

General strike grips Argentina

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 10:46
Public transport across Argentina comes to a near standstill during a huge strike over high inflation, taxes and wages.
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