International News

Taser used in Swansea tower siege

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
Police say they used a Taser in the arrest of an armed man who had taken another man hostage in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

Man killed as e-cigarette 'explodes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
A man has died after a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he may have been using, Merseyside's fire service says.

Costs and considerations of retiring abroad

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
The costs and considerations of retiring overseas

How to make cyber scams go pop

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
How Batman can help you avoid online scams

West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:46
The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.

Murray loses to Tsonga in Toronto

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:43
Andy Murray loses 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

VIDEO: Nick Park on counting his sheep

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:40
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

Flood traps drivers and cuts power

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:38
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.

Watkinson sorry over England rain woe

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:37
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.

VIDEO: Nelson the one-eyed cat gets award

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:59
A one-eyed cat which has spent most of his life living on the docks in County Durham is awarded Cat of the Year.

VIDEO: 'Not enough done' about waste mound

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:15
People living next to a mountain of waste in Bromley have said not enough has been done to reduce the huge mound which they say smells like "rotten corpses".

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.

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