International News

US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:10
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

Policeman jailed over drugs tip-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:53
An ex-police officer who tipped off his girlfriend over confidential information about her brother being reported for drug offences is jailed.

BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:50
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

VIDEO: Lancasters and Vulcan take to the skies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:45
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never-to-be-repeated" event.

VIDEO: Funeral for MH17 victim Liam Sweeney

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:10
Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of MH17 air disaster victim Liam Sweeney in Newcastle.

Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:06
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:06
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

Boko Haram 'control police academy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:54
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.

No sex charges for undercover police

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:49
Undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sex offence charges but could face misconduct proceedings.

Hodgson tells players to move abroad

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:36
England manager Roy Hodgson says his country's young players would benefit from playing regular first-team football abroad.

VIDEO: Salmond defends oil predictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:27
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.

Israel kills top Hamas commanders

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:18
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".

VIDEO: The MI5 hunt for journalist's killer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:16
The intelligence services and the police are trying to identify the masked man, believed to be British, filmed murdering the American journalist James Foley.

Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:59
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Russia widens McDonald's food probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:55
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

One dead in light aircraft crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:47
A man has been killed in a light aircraft crash near Buckingham, Thames Valley Police say.

Barber bans women from hair salon

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:32
A barber bans women from his newly-opened city centre salon - and says people who criticise him are "feminists and mavericks".

UKIP pledges to cut income taxes

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:24
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

Di Maria wants to leave Real Madrid

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:19
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.

Social network cannot stop IS posts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 04:13
The creators of a social network being used by Islamic State militants have admitted they cannot prevent the spread of extremist material.
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