International News

VIDEO: Clean getaway for European satellite

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:50
The biggest civil Earth-observation programme ever conceived has begun with the launch of a radar satellite from French Guiana.

EU launches flagship space project

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:30
The European Union begins the roll-out of its multi-billion-euro series of Earth-observation satellites called Sentinels.

Pietersen to play for St Lucia in CPL

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:23
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will play for the St Lucia Zouks in this year's Caribbean Premier League.

Pollution levels 'to fall' on Friday

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:15
Forecasters suggest pollution over parts of the UK could be blown away by "clean Atlantic air" on Friday.

Russia: Ukrainians 'planned terror'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:05
Russia's Federal Security Service detains 25 Ukrainians it accuses of planning terrorist attacks around last month's Crimean referendum.

PM: Clegg and Farage 'EU extremists'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:03
David Cameron says the problem with the EU debate was that his deputy Nick Clegg and UKIP leader Nigel Farage both have "extreme" views.

Miller apologises and repays £5,800

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 13:03
Culture Secretary Maria Miller apologises "unreservedly" to MPs for her handling of an inquiry that ordered her to repay £5,800 in expenses.

VIDEO: School denies promoting extremism

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:57
The school at the centre of allegations of Muslim extremism has denied claims that extremist views were promoted in a pupils assembly.

Israel cancels prisoner release

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:57
Israel cancels the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners because of the Palestinian leadership's pursuit of further recognition at the UN.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:54
Renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, is admitted to hospital in Mexico.

In pictures: Chile earthquake

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:52
Quake strikes off northern Chile

Blakelock prosecution 'deplorable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:32
The prosecution of a man 28 years after the murder of PC Keith Blakelock in the Broadwater Farm riots is described as "deplorable".

Killers-stay-in-UK plea to minister

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:32
The parents of a murdered woman meet with Justice Minister Jeremy Wright in an attempt to stop her killers being transferred to Poland.

Chad to pull peacekeepers from CAR

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:25
Chad is to pull its peacekeeping troops out of an African Union mission in the Central African Republic, in protest at claims that they aided rebels.

Sunderland fined over ineligible player

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:54
The Premier League fine Sunderland after it emerged they fielded an ineligible player in four league matches.

Queen meets Pope at the Vatican

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:47
The Queen meets Pope Francis for the first time, during a one-day visit to Rome in which she also met the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano.

Pinstickers' guide to the Grand National

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:46
Pinstickers' guide to the runners and riders

Python O2 finale 'probably the last'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:23
The final Monty Python reunion show at the O2 Arena in London on 20 July will "probably" be their last performance together, organisers announce.

US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:20
The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.

US confirms it made 'Cuban Twitter'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:15
The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.
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