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Plane 'fire' closes Heathrow runway

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:44
A plane with smoke billowing from one of its engines makes an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport.
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Embattled Toronto mayor fires aide

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:38
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sacks his chief of staff Mark Towhey as he fights claims he has been caught smoking crack cocaine on camera.
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Witness: The bridge was just gone

CNN - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:37
A witness to a bridge collapse near Seattle, Washington, describes the scene as the collapse occurred and the aftermath.
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Headingley Test delayed by rain

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:35
The start of the second Test between England and New Zealand is delayed by persistent rain at Headingley.
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British hopefuls up for US TV awards

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:34
Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
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'Comfort women' snub Japan mayor

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:27
Two South Korean women forced into sexual slavery in WWII cancel a meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto, citing fears of "political exploitation".
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Cyclist Di Luca fails doping test

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:26
Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca, who is 26th in this year's race, tests positive for EPO.
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Syria 'to attend peace conference'

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:22
Russia says the Syrian government has agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference set to be held in Geneva in June.
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VIDEO: Cockroaches evolve to beat traps

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:20
A mutant strain of cockroach that can outsmart the sugar traps used to kill them has evolved, scientists in the US have found.
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Service for killed soldier Lee Rigby

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:15
A prayer service for Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier killed by two assailants in south-east London on Wednesday, is held in Middleton.
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VIDEO: Heathrow: 'Flames were coming out'

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:02
Eyewitness Steve Fryer told the BBC, "I saw the right engine was on fire, flames were coming outside of it".
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Germany reports sluggish growth

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:53
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
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VIDEO: Openly gay US Boy Scouts allowed

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:53
The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
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Giro stage cancelled because of snow

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:47
Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia is cancelled because of heavy snow as the race continues to be hit by unseasonal weather.
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Amanda Bynes

CNN - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:30
Adding to what's becoming a lengthy list of run-ins with the law, New York police arrested actress Amanda Bynes on Thursday night after she allegedly tossed drug paraphernalia out the window of her 36th floor Manhattan apartment.
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Quake shakes northern California

CNN - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:19
A moderate earthquake rattled northern California on Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Father: "There's tragedy all around"

CNN - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:15
A father who lost two daughters in the tornado shares happy memories of them and describes his family's strength.
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Tan linked with Cardiff share offer

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 09:00
Chairman Vincent Tan is exploring the option of selling Cardiff City shares on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, according to reports.
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'Speedy' help: Search dogs, war vets

CNN - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 08:59
When an EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, this week, Tad Agoglia and his First Response Team of America were stationed at a hotel about 30 miles away, ready to take action.
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India soldiers die in Kashmir ambush

BBC - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 07:56
Three soldiers are killed in an ambush by suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
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