International News

Ebola 'could lead to failed states'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 11:34
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.

VIDEO: World conker champions crowned

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 11:25
Computer programmer John Doyle beat off stiff competition from 176 people to take the the title in the 48th World Conker Championships.

US braces for more Ebola infections

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 11:17
US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.

Oman 0-3 Uruguay

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:51
Luis Suarez scores his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman.

MPs debate Palestinian statehood

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:51
Recognising Palestine as a state would be a "symbolically important" step towards peace, MPs are told.

Homes evacuated in Derry bomb alert

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:40
A number of homes are evacuated due to a security alert in the Ballyarnett area of Londonderry.

VIDEO: Mussels 'threat to UK waterways'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:34
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.

Thousands flee IS in Anbar, says UN

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:29
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.

Somalia launches postal service

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:16
Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.

Women jailed over 'pyramid scheme'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:06
Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.

Police cow shootings criticised

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:02
A "thorough" investigation should be held into why police shot dead three cows seen running on roads in Norwich, an animal rights charity says.

Family's £90,000 benefit fraud

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:59
Four members of a south Wales family took part in a £90,000 benefit fraud by all claiming they were living alone.

Thai diplomat summoned over murders

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:27
The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Yemen appoints new prime minister

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:25
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi appoints Khalid Bahah as his new prime minister, in a move welcomed by Shia Houthi rebels.

Hen party crash driver 'to blame'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:24
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a woman on a hen party in a crash was driving on cruise control, a court hears.

Scottish leaders invited to debate

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:18
BBC Scotland writes to the leaders of the main political parties inviting them to discuss setting up general election debates.

VIDEO: Royal hoax DJ 'was sent bullets'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:17
Radio DJ Mel Greig, who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself, has told Newsnight's Evan Davis how she was subjected to ''trolling and the death threats''.

Finnigan apologises for rape comments

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:06
TV star Judy Finnigan apologises after comments she made about convicted rapist Ched Evans on ITV's Loose Women show prompted a Twitter backlash.

World's End murder trial begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:04
A jury is shown photographs of the bodies of two teenagers found murdered in East Lothian 37 years ago.

UK funds Kurd bomb disposal training

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 08:45
The UK is to fund bomb disposal training for Kurdish forces in conflict with Islamic State, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

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