International News

VIDEO: Van Gogh steals spotlight in cafe

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:41
The appearance of a painting worth many millions of pounds in a cafe in Reading, caused shock and disbelief as customers popped in for breakfast on Friday morning.

Summer-only exams 'may harm grades'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:40
GCSE and A-level results may drop this summer with the switch to end-of-course exams and an end to winter resits, exam officers warn.

AUDIO: 'Hearing dog gave me confidence'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:34
13-year-old Sam Russell, who is severely deaf, tells 5 live that hearing dog Ember has turned his life around.

Court challenges UK work schemes

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:28
Legislation relating to unpaid work schemes is ruled "incompatible" with the European Convention on Human Rights.

Web users in Hawaii invaders hunt

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:19
US conservationists and a satellite imaging company have teamed up to use the power of crowdsourcing to halt the spread of destructive invasive plants.

'Pitiless' builders given jail terms

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:19
Rogue builders who scammed older people in south Wales out of more than £70,000 are given jail terms at Newport Crown Court.

US billionaire Scaife dies aged 82

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:12
Billionaire American publisher and influential conservative Richard Mellon Scaife dies aged 82.

Pietersen would 'love' England return

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:04
Kevin Pietersen says he would love to play for England again and that he thinks keeper Matt Prior should be replaced by Jos Buttler.

VIDEO: Excitement builds ahead of Tour de France

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 06:01
The excitement is building in Yorkshire ahead of the the beginning of the Tour de France in Leeds on Saturday.

VIDEO: Video shows Glasgow 'mini tornado'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:58
A 'mini tornado' is filmed swirling through a car park in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

Week in pictures: 28 June - 4 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:51
The week's news in pictures

Who'll be UK's next EU Commissioner?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:33
James Landale on the race to be UK's next EU Commissioner

'Tornado' spotted in the Gorbals

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:30
A mini "tornado" is caught on camera swirling through a car park in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

VIDEO: 65,000-tonne warship's big day - in 60 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 05:10
The Queen has given her name to the largest warship built in the UK with a whisky christening ceremony in Fife's Rosyth dockyard.

Man 'buried girlfriend's body twice'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:50
A man tells a court how he buried the body of his ex-girlfriend under a tree before digging up her remains and burying them in his uncle's grave.

Doctor 'abused children with cancer'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:33
A Cambridge hospital doctor accused of sexually abusing children with cancer appears in court.

AUDIO: Bob Geldof: Proud of Peaches' impact

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:32
Sir Bob Geldof tells BBC Radio 2 he has been "overwhelmed" by letters of support from the public following the death of his daughter Peaches in April.

DJ Hardwell gig to go ahead in city

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:08
A DJ Hardwell gig in Edinburgh is to be staged later with enhanced security and safety measures in place.

SA strike forces GM plant closure

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:00
General Motors halts production at its South African operations because of the strike by the country's National Union of Metalworkers.
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