International News

Mortgage approvals back on the rise

BBC - 3 hours 39 sec ago
The number of people taking out mortgages is back on the rise, according to figures from the Bank of England.

Jail for cancer hospital fraudster

BBC - 3 hours 5 min ago
An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.

Man drowns in lake flag incident

BBC - 3 hours 7 min ago
A 68-year-old man drowns while trying to swim to a lake island to remove two Irish tricolour flags in County Armagh.

Murder probe after injured OAP dies

BBC - 3 hours 10 min ago
An 85-year-old woman, Eleanor Whitelaw, who was found seriously injured in her Edinburgh home, dies two weeks later.

Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

BBC - 3 hours 18 min ago
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.

Diesels face £10 pollution charge

BBC - 3 hours 18 min ago
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

BBC - 3 hours 29 min ago
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Gold medallist fails drugs test

BBC - 3 hours 38 min ago
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.

VIDEO: Calls for clarity over 'revenge porn' law

BBC - 3 hours 40 min ago
Calls to create a new criminal offence of "revenge porn" have been rejected by a House of Lords committee.

AUDIO: Band hoped Watkins abuse a 'mistake'

BBC - 3 hours 45 min ago
Former members of Lostprophets have talked at their "shock" at finding out singer Ian Watkins was a paedophile.

VIDEO: Cameron on tightening migrant benefits

BBC - 3 hours 53 min ago
David Cameron has announced plans to cut the amount of time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits in the UK.

VIDEO: Fire rages at Libya fuel depot

BBC - 3 hours 59 min ago
Italy has offered to help extinguish a huge blaze that has engulfed the biggest fuel depot in the Libyan capital

OKCupid experiments with 'bad' matches

BBC - 4 hours 2 min ago
Dating website OKCupid reveals that it experimented on its users, including putting the "wrong" people together to see if they would connect.

La Liga 'wants all of world's best'

BBC - 4 hours 10 min ago
The president of La Liga wants to attract the world's best players to Spain and rival the financial power of the Premier League.

Kosovo ex-rebels 'should face trial'

BBC - 4 hours 12 min ago
An EU war crimes prosecutor accuses ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders of grave offences in the 1999 war against Serbia.

Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

BBC - 4 hours 21 min ago
Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.

Refunds after Games travel problems

BBC - 4 hours 23 min ago
People who missed Commonwealth Games events due to transport problems in and around Glasgow at the weekend are told they can apply for refunds.

Turner out as Rutherford makes final

BBC - 4 hours 28 min ago
Defending champion Andy Turner crashes out of the 110m hurdles as Olympic title holder Greg Rutherford makes the long jump final.

Royals enjoy Commonwealth Games

BBC - 4 hours 31 min ago
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry enjoy Games

VIDEO: Justin Bieber wins charity award

BBC - 4 hours 49 min ago
Justin Bieber won an award for his work with Make-A-Wish Foundation at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards on Sunday night.

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