International News

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.

Jobs threat as refinery could close

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:07
A Pembrokeshire oil refinery could face closure with the threat of up to 400 job losses after talks broke down with a potential buyer.

'Bullied' son left goodbye message

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:56
The mother of a teenage boy who has died in hospital after leaving a goodbye message describes her son's failure to cope with bullying.

Government childcare plan questioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:46
Scottish Labour accuses the Scottish government of misleading parents over its plans to expand childcare in the event of independence.

Scallop fishing family hit with fine

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:46
A man is fined £42,000 after being convicted of illegal scallop fishing in Ceredigion while three other members of his family are fined £1,000.

Footballers held in spot-fix probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:38
Seven players from Football League clubs in north-west England have been arrested in connection with alleged spot-fixing, the National Crime Agency says.

VIDEO: No badger cull expansion after trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:36
The government says it will not expand badger culling to reduce TB in cattle after two pilots were judged ineffective, as Claire Marshall reports.
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