International News

US 'to release Israel spy Pollard'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 10:09
Jonathan Pollard, jailed in the US for 30 years for spying for Israel, is to be freed on parole in November, his lawyers say.

World bronze for Laugher & Mears

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:57
Britain's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears win bronze in the synchronised 3m springboard at the World Aquatics Championships.

Rolls-Royce in £60m Scots investment

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:44
Rolls-Royce, the engine and turbine maker, is to invest up to £60m in its Renfrewshire manufacturing plant.

VIDEO: Migrants scale Channel Tunnel fence

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:41
Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has said.

US talks on Stormont 'encouraging'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:13
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness says his meeting White House officials about the Stormont crisis was positive and encouraging despite DUP claims it was a waste of time.

'2,000 migrants' tried Tunnel entry

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:12
Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel says.

Ford warns on China car demand

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:08
Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market.

Nuclear deal 'not to reform Iran'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:06
The nuclear deal with Iran is not meant to "reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism", US Secretary of State John Kerry tells US Congress.

Man dies after sea rescue on Gower

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 09:00
A man dies after being rescued from the sea at Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, while a boy is also taken to hospital.

'Let children erase online past'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:57
A campaign promotes the idea that children should be able to delete their online past.

Boxer cleared of plotting to join IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:55
A former British boxing champion has been cleared of plotting to travel to Syria to fight with so-called Islamic State.

VIDEO: If Africa was a bar

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:54
What would your country be drinking?

Teen US sailors still missing at sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:52
As search goes on for two teenagers who went missing while fishing in Florida, their mothers think they are still alive.

'Mr Big' shooting was 'assassination'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:42
A convicted criminal once nicknamed "Mr Big" was shot and killed in an "assassination", his brother says.

Pietersen hails 'father figure' Rice

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:18
Kevin Pietersen pays tribute to his mentor Clive Rice after the ex-South Africa all-rounder dies aged 66.

New fast memory tech outraces flash

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:16
A new kind of computer memory that is up to 1,000 times faster than flash storage is to go on sale in 2016, helping scientists and games developers alike.

Myanmar police net '$100m drug haul'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 08:13
Police in the city of Yangon in Myanmar seize methamphetamine tablets with an estimated value of more than $100m (£64m) in an abandoned truck.

Oscar winners head to Toronto festival

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:58
Oscar-winning actors Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore will launch their effort to become double Oscar winners at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

Braking error led to spaceship crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:56
Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

'US dentist' killed Zimbabwe lion

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 07:53
Conservationists in Zimbabwe say the man who paid $50,000 (£32,000) to kill the country's most famous lion was an American dentist.