International News

Shellfire 'kills 15 in Gaza school'

BBC - 44 min 43 sec ago
At least 15 people are killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza is shelled, Gaza health ministry says.

Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul

BBC - 50 min 34 sec ago
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says.

Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'

BBC - 1 hour 2 min ago
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.

First medals as Glasgow 2014 begins

BBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
England's Jodie Stimpson picks up the first gold medal on day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

BBC - 1 hour 18 min ago
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Algerian jet missing on Sahara route

BBC - 1 hour 18 min ago
Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with 116 people on board.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

BBC - 1 hour 22 min ago
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Stimpson captures triathlon gold

BBC - 1 hour 35 min ago
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

BBC - 1 hour 42 min ago
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.

Games construction deals 'top £769m'

BBC - 1 hour 45 min ago
More than £769m has been invested in Scottish construction contracts linked to the Commonwealth Games, according to analysis.

Mirza hits back in nationality row

BBC - 1 hour 47 min ago
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party MP that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

BBC - 1 hour 47 min ago
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

CAR factions announce ceasefire

BBC - 2 hours 10 min ago
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.

Degrees least likely for white teens

BBC - 2 hours 15 min ago
University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC - 2 hours 19 min ago
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Sinn Féin confident on budget plans

BBC - 2 hours 24 min ago
Sinn Féin says it is now confident agreement can be reached quickly on the latest quarterly budget, known as June monitoring.

Family of four in death crash named

BBC - 2 hours 31 min ago
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.

Hacking reporter spared prison

BBC - 2 hours 33 min ago
Ex-News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans is sentenced to a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year at the Old Bailey, after admitting charges including phone hacking.

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