International News

Savile charity to challenge payouts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:33
A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.

Tablet screens to correct sight loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:32
US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:12
An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Kallis retires from internationals

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:11
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38.

Calls for all-party talks to resume

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:02
The new Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he wants to see a resumption of all-party talks in Northern Ireland in September.

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:58
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:56
The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:50
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.

VIDEO: Ukraine forces tighten grip on Donetsk

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:49
Heavy fighting around Donetsk has seen government forces make strategic advances in their attempt to wrest control of the area from pro-Russian separatists.

Police investigated after fraud case

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:46
The chief constable of Gwent Police and other senior officers are under investigation following the acquittal of two men in a fraud case.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:28
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

Life for road rage killer trucker

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:22
A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

England records rise in dementia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:21
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia rises by 62% over seven years.

Church attack treated as hate crime

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:04
Police say they are treating an attack on a Catholic church in County Tyrone as a hate crime.

Cameroon army officers sacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:55
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.

VIDEO: Cameron: Prime minister for silly walks?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:55
David Cameron has joked about the moment a theatre audience laughed at the funny walk used by an actor playing him.

No appeal over Rolf Harris sentence

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:52
Rolf Harris's five-year-and-nine-month jail sentence over sex offences will not be referred to the appeal court, despite 150 complaints over its "leniency".

VIDEO: Cameron grateful for Queen meetings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:45
Prime Minister David Cameron has describes his weekly meetings with the Queen as one of the most valuable hours in his week.

France evacuates expats from Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:16
The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

VIDEO: Malaysian diver falls flat on face

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:55
Malaysian diver Ahmad Amsyar Azman is given zero marks by the judges after falling flat on his face in the preliminary round of the men's 1m springboard

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