International News

VIDEO: Safety fears end flat blow-up plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 06:34
Organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games say five tower blocks will now not be blown up during the opening ceremony amid safety and security concerns.

Day in pictures: 14 April 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 06:16
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April

VIDEO: Thousands flee deadly Chile fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 06:09
At least 12 people die in forest fire sparked over the weekend in the hills around the Chilean city of Valparaiso.

Should demolition of buildings be used as entertainment?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 05:59
Plans to demolish five tower blocks as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scotched.

Ofsted is 'broken', teachers claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 05:14
Teachers accuse England's education watchdog of being broken and not fit for purpose, and call for a charter governing school inspections.

'Banksy' artwork appears near GCHQ

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 05:10
The "guerrilla artist" Banksy is believed to be behind a piece of street art depicting shadowy figures eavesdropping - three miles from the Government listening post GCHQ.

Rhys Jones role delay 'betrayal'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 05:07
Calls are made for resignations following a shelved attempt to appoint comedian Griff Rhys Jones chancellor of Cardiff University.

VIDEO: Duke and Duchess on tour in NZ

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:57
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met the families of people killed in the Christchurch earthquake of 2011.

Pakistan 'cannibal' re-arrested

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:56
A man who previously admitted to cannibalism is arrested again, this time on suspicion of cannibalising a young child, Pakistani police say.

Child critical after fall from coach

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:31
A nine-year-old boy suffers "life-threatening injuries" after falling from a coach on the A47 on Sunday, Norfolk police have said.

Clegg backs new top rate council tax

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:29
Nick Clegg insists a Lib Dem plan to introduce higher council tax bands for expensive properties is "fully deliverable".

VIDEO: Theatre group takes the arts to jail

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:17
When it comes to the arts, one theatre group goes into jails regularly. Their plays touch on themes which affect those inside. And their work with prisoners goes beyond the drama.

VIDEO: Pistorius: 'I did not fire at Reeva'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:11
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius breaks down in tears as he is pressed by prosecutor Gerrie Nel about the moment he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Arrest over police mortar attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:08
A 44-year-old man is arrested by detectives investigating a mortar bomb attack on police Land Rover in west Belfast last month.

Ex-policeman jailed over child abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:08
A former police officer is jailed for 11 years after admitting sexually abusing four girls and two boys in Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire.

VIDEO: Zac Efron strips off at award ceremony

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 04:05
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took the prize for best film at the MTV Movie Awards. Watch highlights from the evening

Oil prices steady as Libya woes ease

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 03:56
Crude oil prices rise in early Monday trading amid tensions in Ukraine, but fall again after Libyan protesters end their occupation of an oil port.

Inquest into teenager's sudden death

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 03:49
An inquest into the sudden death of a 15-year-old boy in Swansea will be opened on Tuesday.

Wiggins' anxious Tour de France wait

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 03:42
Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, admits there are doubts around him making Sky's team for this year's race.

VIDEO: A week through Google Glass

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 03:27
The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out Google Glass for a week, documenting his work and home life.
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