International News

Games construction deals 'top £769m'

BBC - 2 hours 30 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 - 2 hours 31 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 - 2 hours 32 min ago
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Inquiry urged into two-hour execution

BBC - 2 hours 34 min ago
Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.

Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

BBC - 2 hours 52 min ago
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?

BBC - 2 hours 52 min ago
How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

BBC - 2 hours 53 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 54 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.

CCTV of A47 road death pair released

BBC - 2 hours 56 min ago
CCTV footage of a couple captured an hour before they were killed on a busy dual carriageway is released.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

BBC - 3 hours 4 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 - 3 hours 9 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 - 3 hours 16 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 - 3 hours 18 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.

Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage

BBC - 3 hours 20 min ago
A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation towards the £11,000 repairs.

How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

BBC - 3 hours 22 min ago
How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

Marine protected areas to be set up

BBC - 3 hours 32 min ago
A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.

Central African Republic's road to anarchy

BBC - 3 hours 35 min ago
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

BBC - 3 hours 37 min ago
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

Caption Challenge: Flying piano

BBC - 3 hours 52 min ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

A&E units miss 12-hour wait targets

BBC - 3 hours 56 min ago
The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.
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