International News

Man released in murder investigation

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:13
A 53-year-old man who was arrested by police investigating the murder of a teenager who disappeared in 1989 is released without charge.

VIDEO: WHO: 'Ebola spread can be stopped'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:13
The World Health Organisation says a co-ordinated international response can stop the spread of Ebola, as it declares the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency.

UN camp in South Sudan 'horrific'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:03
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.

Italian Senate to cut its powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:20
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.

UK planes to drop aid in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:16
Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.

Bank rejects offer from Ecclestone

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:11
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

China jails British GSK investigator

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:33
A British businessman and his American wife are sentenced to prison for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.

Royal Mail cuts later collections

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25
Collection times at almost half the Royal Mail's collection boxes will be brought forward to between 9am and 3pm.

'Facts twisted' in Pistorius trial

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say facts have been twisted by the prosecution at his murder trial which will issue a verdict on 11 September.

Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:16
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Why not caring about anything is only for the young

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:04
Will Self on why not caring about anything is only for the young

Robinson: 'SF in shameless denial'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:04
The first minister says that the "shameless denial of economic realities" by Sinn Féin could end devolution in Northern Ireland.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:03
Tortoises' top speed and nine more nuggets from the news

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:58
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Couple jailed for abusing children

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:54
A man and his ex-wife who sexually and physically abused their children are jailed for a total of 25 years.

VIDEO: Conducting the Proms at 90

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:39
Sir Neville Marriner will become the oldest conductor to lead at the Proms

VIDEO: Balloons lift off at Bristol Fiesta

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:37
Dozens of hot air balloons have taken off from the Ashton Court estate as part of the 36th annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

Shell to cut 250 North Sea jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:14
Energy company Shell UK announces plans to cut 250 onshore jobs from its North Sea operation in Aberdeen.

Rare tropical storm batters Hawaii

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 06:41
A rare tropical storm battering Hawaii has already caused power blackouts and block roads on one island, but no deaths have been reported.

VIDEO: India's factory law plans questioned

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 06:35
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.

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