International News

Girl, 3, dies after pool incident

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:42
A three-year-old girl dies after being pulled out of a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire, with police treating her death as "unexplained".

Hungary condemns sanctions on Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:36
Hungary's PM Orban says the EU is harming itself with sanctions against Russia, echoing a complaint by Slovakia's leader.

Salmonella outbreak investigated

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:35
Public Health England is investigating a Salmonella outbreak which has affected more than 150 people in England over the past few months.

Powerful Somali warlord 'on the run'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:21
A Somali militia commander says he is on the run after a government operation to disarm him prompted the fiercest clashes in Mogadishu since 2011.

VIDEO: Sprinter, 99, claims 100m record

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:19
Ida Keeling , a 99-year-old woman from New York, is claiming a new record as the fastest sprinter of her age over 100 metres.

Farage seeking South Thanet seat

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:16
UKIP leader Nigel Farage confirms he is seeking selection as the party's candidate for the Kent seat of South Thanet at the next general election.

Lily Allen to headline Hogmanay

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:02
Singer Lily Allen is to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens, organisers announce.

Van Gaal is a mad genius - Scholes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:01
Paul Scholes describes Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as a "mad genius" who will bring back the fear factor.

Pembs council chief stands aside

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:47
The chief of Pembrokeshire council is to stand aside with immediate effect amid a row into unlawful payments he received.

AUDIO: Chess and politics 'are linked'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:44
Daily Telegraph chess correspondent Malcolm Pein and Labour MP Maria Eagle discuss the link between chess and politics.

Rosneft asks Putin for $42bn loan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:33
Russia's state-controlled energy giant Rosneft asks the Russian government for a $42bn (£25.2bn) loan, as it feels the impact of Western sanctions.

VIDEO: Indian PM: Rape is India's 'shame'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:32
Narendra Modi says India had been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, in his first Independence Day speech as prime minister. BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports from Delhi

AUDIO: Premier League to 'step up' prevention of Vine uploads

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:29
The BBC's Mike Williams and Vine user Nick discuss the uploading of football highlights.

Jonathan Ross returns to BBC Radio 2

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:28
Jonathan Ross is to return to BBC Radio 2 for the first time in four years, sitting in for Steve Wright for four days while the DJ is on holiday.

Clashes after 'shots' at Imran Khan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:17
Clashes erupt in Pakistan after an attack on a convoy of anti-government protesters led by the opposition politician Imran Khan.

Church leader offers to resign

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:15
The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Cardinal Séan Brady, offers his resignation to the Pope.

Ebola crisis 'vastly underestimated'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:13
The UN's health agency says the scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", as the death toll reaches 1,069.

Undercover officers named in sex case

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:12
The Metropolitan Police confirms the names of two officers accused of deceiving women by having relationships with them while working undercover.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 02:07
A tube system that could help salmon migrate upstream, plus other technology news

Man rescued from flat fire in town

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:49
A man is rescued from a fire which broke out in a town centre building in Pontypool during the early hours gutting a charity shop and damaging the flats above it.
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