International News

TV journalist Barbara Walters retires

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:29
Legendary US broadcaster Barbara Walters is retiring from a 52-year career with a last appearance on her daytime show, The View.

PC admits 'sexting' crime victim

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:20
A policeman admits sending "sex texts" to a "vulnerable victim of crime".

VIDEO: Taiwan nationals return home after riots

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:20
Scores of Taiwanese nationals working in Vietnam return home following a series of violent anti-China protests in several Vietnamese cities.

The age-old anxiety of exam time

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:07
The age-old anxiety of examination time

Weekendish: False memories

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:06
A round-up of some of the best long and short reads, as well as video, from the BBC News website this week, with your extra comments.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:03
The Pentagon is prepared for a zombie attack, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Is the French national anthem 'racist'?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:01
Is the French national anthem 'racist'?

Games tickets sale resumes next week

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 08:00
Extra tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are to go back on sale on Wednesday at 10:00 after problems saw sales suspended.

Guilty school crash driver fined

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:53
A driver found guilty of carelessly driving a car which ploughed into a lollipop lady and five pupils outside a school is fined £100.

General Motors fined $35m over recall

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:47
The US government fines General Motors $35m(£20.8m) for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches.

Fatal microlight crash pilot named

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:46
A man who died after his microlight aircraft crashed at a north Wales airport is named as Ashley Hazelwood.

Angola's first post-colonial census

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:34
Oil-rich Angola is holding its first national census since 1970 - when the country was still a Portuguese colony.

California wildfires rage overnight

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:24
Firefighters continued overnight to battle wildfires in California, which have burned more than 11,000 acres and caused thousands of evacuations.

Why people get tattoos of their employer's logo

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:21
New York Times executive Jill Abramson had the newspaper's 'T' tattooed on her back. Why do employees do this?

Man killed sex abuse stepfather

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:20
A man who killed his abusive former stepfather by running him over in his car is jailed for manslaughter.

Sterling 'will not pay' NBA fine

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:16
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has said he will refuse to pay a $2.5m (£1.5m) fine from the league for racist comments, US media report.

Colombia rebels declare poll truce

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:10
Two rebel groups in Colombia, the Farc and the ELN, announce a unilateral truce with the government during the country's forthcoming elections.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 07:06
Berahino to Newcastle, Sagna set to join Manchester City and Kouyate interests Arsenal, plus more.

Turkish mine owner denies negligence

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 06:53
Turkish mine operator Soma Holding denies negligence in Tuesday's deadly mine collapse that killed at least 284 people.

Week in pictures: 10-16 May 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-16 06:45
Some of the best news photos from around the world
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