International News

Blatter rejects televised debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 14:03
Fifa president Sepp Blatter rejects a BBC and Sky joint offer to take part in a televised presidential election debate.

School Report set for ninth News Day

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 14:00
BBC News School Report is gearing up for its ninth annual News Day, with 30,000 secondary school pupils across the UK making and broadcasting the news.

Sport NI boss faces grievance probes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 14:00
The chief executive of Sport NI, Antoinette McKeown, is on leave while an investigation is under way into a number of grievance cases being made against her.

Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-1)

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:51
Manchester City become the final English team to be eliminated from the Champions League after defeat by Barcelona.

Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:50
Celtic's dreams of a domestic treble remain alive after a comfortable Scottish Cup replay win at home to Dundee United.

US drone 'kills al-Shabab leader'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:40
The Pentagon confirms that a US drone strike in Somalia last Friday killed al-Shabab leader, Adan Garar, a suspect in the 2013 Kenya mall attack.

'Northern lights' observed on Mars

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:16
A Nasa spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet detects a mysterious aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.

Man admits kitchen murder of wife

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:13
A man pleads guilty to murdering his wife and leaving her to die on the kitchen floor of their home while he went to work.

CCTV footage shown in Claudia case

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 13:00
Previously unreleased CCTV footage is screened in York as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence.

VIDEO: Valentin Gruener with Sirga the lion

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 12:40
Valentin Gruener with Sirga the lion

Murray through to quarter-finals

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 12:07
Britain's Andy Murray beats unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3 6-3 to reach the Indian Wells quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Police explode 20,000lb of fireworks

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 12:06
Police in Midland, Texas recently disposed of approximately 20,000lb (9071kg) worth of illegal fireworks in a controlled explosion.

Oxford head leaving for New York

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 11:17
Oxford's vice chancellor Andrew Hamilton is leaving to take over as president of New York University.

US Fed hints at interest rate rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:49
The US Federal Reserve signals a future rise in interest rates, but says it will wait until the labour market improves, sending stocks higher.

VIDEO: No unique Celtic human gene

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:48
The largest genetic survey of Britain has shown that there were clear differences in DNA but no unique Celtic gene.

Several shot in Phoenix suburb

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:44
At least four people have been shot at multiple locations in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona.

Feeling the OBR's pain

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:27
The OBR warns some of the assumptions it uses have become 'complex and opaque'

Montsho handed two-year doping ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:16
Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho is banned for two years for doping at last year's Commonwealth Games.

DNA study: Celts not a single group

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 10:00
A DNA study of Britons shows that, genetically, there is not a unique Celtic group of people in the UK.

Osborne warning on corporation tax

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 09:58
The Chancellor warns Northern Ireland's political parties that they must reach agreement on welfare changes if they are to get power over corporation tax.

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