International News

Los Angeles flood hits university

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 07:03
A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say.

Ex-NoW editors charged over hacking

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 07:02
Two former News of the World journalists have been charged with conspiring to hack phones, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

Energy firms to 'double' margins

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:55
The big six energy firms are set to double their profit margins over the next year, according to estimates by the regulator, Ofgem.

UN accuses Israel over Gaza shelter

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:42
UN officials accuse Israel of launching a deadly attack on a UN-run school housing thousands of refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings.

Tight security after Xinjiang unrest

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:42
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.

'You look down, your legs go to jelly - it's terrifying'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:41
A rejuvenated Tom Daley talks sexuality, critics and the "demon" dive from London 2012 that is still affecting his performances.

Moyes bar 'scuffle' case dropped

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:28
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes is no longer being investigated over an alleged scuffle in a bar in Lancashire, police say.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:17
Borini resumes talks with Sunderland, Fellaini's wages could scupper Napoli move, Lovren visa delay plus more.

Woman, 34, found dead in river

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:13
A woman's body is pulled from a south Wales river, Gwent Police confirm.

Fastest growth in Spain since 2007

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:46
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.

New banker rules 'could hurt London'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:39
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:38
At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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.
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