International News

Ukraine president calls snap vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 13:24
Ukraine's president dissolves parliament and calls a snap election for October, as his forces fight pro-Russian separatists in the east.

US soldier kills herself at base

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 13:19
A US Army soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia base before shooting herself in the head, the military says.

Man Utd agree £59.7m Di Maria fee

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 13:12
Manchester United agree to pay a British record transfer fee of £59.7m to sign winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.

Button calls for 'cleaner fight'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:58
Jenson Button sympathises with Lewis Hamilton after his Belgian GP Prix was ended by a collision with Nico Rosberg.

Amazon buys game site Twitch

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:57
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours emerged earlier this year that Google's YouTube was in final stages to purchase the firm.

James Foley's letter home published

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:52
The family of the US journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week make public a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage.

Murray defies cramp to beat Haase

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 11:45
Andy Murray overcomes cramp to beat Robin Haase 6-3 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 7-5 in the first round of the US Open.

California begins quake clear-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 11:13
Workers assess damage and begin to clear up after a 6.0 magnitude quake hits California's San Francisco Bay area, the strongest there in 25 years.

Funeral held for Ferguson teenager

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:51
Hundreds of people attend the funeral in Missouri of the black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a white policeman.

Family praise Ebola patient's care

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:51
The family of William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, says he is receiving "excellent care" at a London hospital.

Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:45
Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled.

'Minister has no awareness on arts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:20
A former director of the Arts Council criticises Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín for a lack of awareness about the arts.

'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:19
Thirteen people suspected of being illegal immigrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry in Kent, emergency services say.

VIDEO: Man treated for Ebola in the UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:10
Doctors at a hospital in north-west London have begun treating a Briton who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

UK apologises for White House tweet

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 09:45
The UK embassy apologises for tweeting a picture of a White House cake surrounded by sparklers, to mark the burning of the building.

Ukraine 'battles column from Russia'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 09:28
Ukraine says it troops have clashed with rebel armoured vehicles that crossed from Russia and headed to the south-eastern port of Mariupol.

French ministers quit in economy row

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 09:15
France's Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg says he and two colleagues are leaving their posts amid a bitter row over economic policy.

Carnival crowds defy holiday rain

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 08:38
Thousands of revellers take to the streets for the Notting Hill carnival's final day, braving wet conditions in west London.

Led Zeppelin win 'best guitar riff'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 08:37
Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love is voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.

VIDEO: The best & worst of Balotelli

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-25 08:35
Watch the best and worst moments of Mario Balotelli's Premier League career after his £16m move back to England with Liverpool.
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