International News

Irish review into denied abortion

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:53
The Republic of Ireland's health service is to set up an internal review of the care provided to a "suicidal" woman who gave birth by caesarean section after being refused an abortion.

BBC's James Alexander Gordon dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:53
James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, dies at the age of 78.

VIDEO: The battle for Mosul dam

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:51
There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Iraq recaptures Mosul dam - Obama

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:44
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul dam from the Islamic State militant group, US President Barack Obama says.

VIDEO: PM: 'Age ratings for online videos'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:37
Online music videos could soon be given cinema-style age ratings, in a move to protect children from inappropriate content, David Cameron has said.

Burnley 1-3 Chelsea

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:33
Diego Costa scores on his Chelsea debut as the title favourites outclass newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor.

We want to fight with best - Wenger

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:32
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says that the prestige of the Champions League is more important than its financial riches.

'Trafficking victims' rescued in NI

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:16
Twenty potential victims of human trafficking have been rescued in the past week in County Armagh, police say.

VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 13:01
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.

VIDEO: The debate over competition in the NHS

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 12:40
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.

Newry no confidence vote defeated

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 12:35
A motion of no confidence in the Sinn Féin mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council is defeated.

UKIP MEP uses 'outrageous' term

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 12:22
Comments made by a UKIP MEP about a Thai constituent are described as offensive, rude and outrageous by the woman's husband.

Ship death Afghans in asylum plea

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 12:18
A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are seeking asylum in the UK, the Home Office confirms.

VIDEO: Birthday girl an 'unintended target'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 11:37
Sabrina Moss became the unintended victim of a battle between drug gangs when she was shot dead on her birthday.

Iceland raises volcano alert level

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 11:06
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.

Elephant deaths reach tipping point

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 11:01
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

Break-in at Canada party leader home

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 10:54
Canadian police investigate a break-in at the home of Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, as he considers requesting a security detail.

Khan's MPs to quit Pakistan seats

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 10:35
The Pakistan opposition party led by Imran Khan says it is to resign all its seats in parliament in a bid to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

VIDEO: Abseilers clean Big Ben's clock face

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 10:32
The clock face of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses the famous Big Ben bell, is being cleaned, with the hands frozen at 12 o'clock.

PM defends 'clear' Iraq strategy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 10:02
Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government's position on Iraq is "clear" and says the UK will not deploy "boots on the ground".
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