International News

Charity chief 'entitled' to policy

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:57
A former race equality chief tells his fraud trial he was "entitled" to take out a life assurance policy as part of his pension policy.

DWP defends staff referendum advice

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:56
A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.

VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:45
President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.

Life on Ebola front line

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:29
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line

Lorry hijacked in Londonderry alert

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:29
A security alert is under way in Londonderry following the hijacking of a lorry in the city.

Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:19
Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine amid the crisis in the region.

Tory leader's bare-knuckle boxer dad

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:17
Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies' talks of bare-knuckle boxer father who "didn't have two brass farthings to rub together".

Bodies found after Tornado collision

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:16
Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.

India activist Irom Sharmila freed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:01
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, is freed following a court order.

VIDEO: Stand up comedy lessons for vicars

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 05:01
A group of vicars from the South East vow to make sermons more fun by taking part in a course which teaches them how to tell jokes.

Teacher makes 27,000 loom band top

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:56
A supply teacher from Northamptonshire uses more than 27,000 pink loom bands to create a one-off garment for a breast cancer charity.

Iran MPs dismiss science minister

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:53
Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.

Pakistan protesters guard parliament

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:38
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri has called on protesters to continue guarding access to all state buildings amid a massive sit-in at Islamabad.

VIDEO: Friend pays tribute to reporter Foley

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:27
Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy pays tribute to US reporter James Foley, who has apparently been killed by the Islamic State.

Teenager raped woman in her 90s

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:27
A teenager who raped a woman in her 90s in the hall of her home has been jailed for 16 years at Newport Crown Court.

Pakistan defends meeting separatists

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:19
Pakistan's high commissioner to India Abdul Basit defends his meetings with Kashmiri separatists, a move which led to Delhi cancelling planned talks with Islamabad.

Student in lifesaving heart finding

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 04:13
An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 03:54
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

The only Englishman in Spain's elite

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 03:51
Charlie I'Anson, a 21-year-old from Luton, might have been facing Lionel Messi this weekend - a far cry from his early days at Grimsby.

McKillop earns first European gold

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 03:40
Michael McKillop adds a first IPC European Athletics Championships gold to his haul of Paralympic and world titles.
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