International News

Brazil troops in Rio slum operation

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:57
Brazilian troops enter one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums, in the biggest operation to improve security ahead of the World Cup.

Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:55
A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.

Man remanded over hot water incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A County Down man, recently discharged from a psychiatric unit, is remanded in custody in connection with an incident in which hot water was thrown over two men and a three-year-old girl.

Two hurt escaping 'deliberate' blaze

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A man and a woman are hurt escaping from a fire which police said was started deliberately at a flat in Ayrshire.

'Guinea pig' concern over waste plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:14
Concerns are raised about plans to build a new waste processing and energy generation facility in Carmarthenshire.

Hamilton beats Rosberg in practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in final practice at the Bahrain GP as Sebastian Vettel spins off.

Injury fear for England's Rodriguez

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.

AUDIO: Dealing with diversity in schools

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:02
How should schools in areas where there is a large Muslim population deal with the pressure that brings?

VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:51
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

21,000 get free pre-school places

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:50
Thousands of parents are told the outcome of their application for a free pre-school place.

VIDEO: David Cameron hails tax changes

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:45
David Cameron has written to more than a million businesses and charities to urge them to check if they are entitled to a £2,000 National Insurance break.

Biker dies in police van crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:36
A motorcyclist dies in a collision with a police van in Cumbria.

Ecuador volcano spews huge ash plume

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:11
A volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, several kilometres high.

To sign or to speak

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:04
Why one man was inundated with messages over signing

VIDEO: Baby accused of 'planning murder'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:21
A young boy, said to be only nine months old, has appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of planning a murder, threatening police and interfering in state affairs.

Kurt Cobain's hometown no 'nirvana'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:19
Kurt Cobain's town ambivalent over grunge star, 20 years after death

MP defends Miller aide over recording

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:13
A Conservative MP defends a government adviser after claims she invoked the Leveson Inquiry to influence coverage of the culture secretary's expenses.

Burglary victims locked in rooms

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 03:09
A family and a pensioner are locked in rooms during separate burglaries at houses in County Antrim.

VIDEO: Window smashed at Afghan polling station

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 02:46
Karen Allen reports from a female polling station in northern Afghanistan, where the presidential elections are underway.

Priests and nun kidnapped in Cameroon

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 02:39
Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports say.
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