International News

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:12
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Police 'failed' in indecency inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:06
Two police officers have been disciplined for failures in an indecency case in which a man exposed himself to three children in Belfast.

Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed Halep

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:44
Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:29
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.

McIlroy to donate Irish Open money

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:19
Rory McIlroy says he will donate his prize money from this week's Irish Open to his charitable foundation.

Excess caffeine health warning - EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:28
Drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day may be damaging to health, according to the European Food Safety Authority.

Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:24
Nigeria's army sack at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.

IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:21
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

Man struck by ride at fairground

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:18
A man is taken to hospital after being struck by a fairground ride on Barmouth promenade.

Criminals steal US tax returns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:14
A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

How a peaceful protest changed a violent country

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:01
Using Facebook to change Guatemala without bloodshed

FA Cup final tickets 'fall from sky'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:46
An Arsenal fan from Sussex bags a pair of FA Cup final tickets sent into the stratosphere ahead of Saturday's match.

Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:38
Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:29
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

What's in a referendum question?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:25
Are people more likely to vote Yes?

Ambulance 999 response improves

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:12
Ambulance response times improve for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest figures.

Five-year-old 'ran across rail line'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:10
Children as young as five have been seen running across the railway line between the platforms at a station in Edinburgh, it emerges.

Man jailed for trying to join IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:05
A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria is jailed for six years.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:02
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.

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