International News

50 years of MOTD in stats & facts

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 07:07
Ahead of a BBC One special on Friday at 22:35 BST to mark 50 years of Match of the Day, we look at some facts about the famous show.

Self-employment at '40 year high'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 07:06
The number of workers categorised as self-employed has risen to its highest in 40 years, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Macy's settles racial profiling cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:57
One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.

Two more hospital 'neglect' arrests

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:35
Two more nurses have been arrested in connection with an investigation into allegations of wilful neglect at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, say police.

Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:28
Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child.

Service for Marchioness boat victims

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:16
Relatives of 51 people who died when the Marchioness pleasure boat sank in the River Thames in London gather at a service to remember them 25 years on.

Big Brother doctor 'sacked unfairly'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:13
The former psychologist for TV series Big Brother wins his unfair dismissal claim against the University of Manchester.

McKevitt release judgement delayed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:11
A decision on whether a Real IRA leader should be released from prison has been reserved until after a separate court hearing.

Greenland ice sheet losses double

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 06:01
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.

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.
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