International News

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.

'Carjackers' kill British oil worker

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 02:31
A 48-year-old British oil worker from Montrose in Angus has been shot dead in a reported carjacking attempt in Brazil.

Unlucky motorist finds car in canal

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 02:28
An unlucky motorist is left counting the cost after his car rolled into Llangollen Canal in the same week he was told he could lose his job.

Prison officer sacked over escape

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 02:20
A prison officer is sacked and other staff disciplined after an internal investigation into how drug dealer John Anslow was sprung from a prison van two years ago.

Tail docking 'benefits dogs'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 02:12
Docking working dogs' tails by a third while they are puppies could significantly decrease their risk of injury, according to research.

Family joins search for student

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 01:40
Family and friends of missing Middlesbrough student Matthew Jordan are joining a search for him in Cumbria.

Independent MSP Margo MacDonald dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 01:29
The Independent MSP Margo MacDonald, who was suffering from Parkinson's disease, has died.

Anne backs gassing for badger cull

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 01:15
The Princess Royal says gassing could be the most humane way to cull the badger population; the government says the method is being investigated.

Why it's tough being a groupie in Kuwait

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 00:58
Why it's tough being a woman and a fan in Kuwait
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