International News

Rail workers hold bank holiday strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:57
First Great Western rail workers are to stage two 24-hour strikes over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the RMT union says.

Crystal Palace sign striker Wickham

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:55
Crystal Palace sign striker Connor Wickham from Sunderland on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Police probe over Heath abuse claims

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:54
The police watchdog is to investigate claims a child sex abuse case was dropped because of threats to expose former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

'Taliban oaths' amid leadership rift

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:45
The Afghan Taliban release a video appearing to show members pledging allegiance to the new leader Mullah Mansour, amid divisions over his leadership.

Child sex charges footballer in court

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:33
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson appears before a judge on child sex charges.

Boko Haram leader absent from video

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:33
Nigerian militants release a new video with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau again failing to appear, fuelling speculation about his fate.

VIDEO: The music of Cilla Black

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:24
Celebrating the chart-topping music of the singer Cilla Black - who had a string of hits in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Girl sentenced over video bullying

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:10
A teenage girl seen bullying two schoolgirls in a video posted on Facebook is given a referral order to supervise her behaviour.

Accountancy firm EY to ignore grades

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 04:01
A leading accountancy firm is to remove all academic and education details from its trainee application process.

Beach closed for Saudi king reopens

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:56
A beach in the south of France that was closed for the Saudi king's holiday reopens after he cut his holiday short.

Middlesex rest out-of-sorts Morgan

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:54
Out-of-form England captain Eoin Morgan will miss four Middlesex matches ahead of the upcoming one-day series against Australia.

Blind Date couple remember Cilla

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:41
Blind Date's first married couple remember Cilla (and her hat)

Ex-footballer admits harassment

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:39
Former Scotland and Blackburn Rovers captain Colin Hendry pleads guilty to harassing his ex-girlfriend.

US seeks to ease Gulf fears on Iran

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:39
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Qatar to try to reassure Gulf allies over the nuclear deal with Iran.

Red Road flats new demolition plan

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:38
The last remaining Red Road flats in Glasgow will be blown up in a one-off demolition later this year.

Crash driver history 'not disclosed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:34
The driver of a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow, killing six people, did not disclose his medical history on a form in 2011, an inquiry hears.

China manages drone and chip exports

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:27
National security concerns have led China to restrict exports of high-performance drones and supercomputers.

Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:24
The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.

'1,700 intrusions' at Calais terminal

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:14
There were 1,700 "intrusions" by migrants who managed to break into the Channel Tunnel's freight terminal overnight, a French police union says.

Emmerdale story upsets Clutha family

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-03 03:03
Hundreds of people sign a petition asking ITV to withdraw an Emmerdale storyline about a helicopter crash following the Clutha disaster.