International News

Girl, 3, dies after pool incident

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:47
A three-year-old girl dies after being pulled out of a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire, prompting a murder investigation.

Alcohol 'curbed' after Navy shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:31
The Ministry of Defence says a "drinking culture" in the Navy has been curbed after the death of a commander on a nuclear submarine.

Building site safety checks to begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:25
Safety inspectors are due make a series of unannounced visits to building site in Northern Ireland to tackle the risks posed to construction workers.

Iraq's Maliki quits to end deadlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:22
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki resigns to end a political crisis in Baghdad, in a move that is welcomed by the US and UN.

Premier League warns fans about Vines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.

Sir Cliff: 'I'm innocent' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:00
The police raid on a flat belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who strongly denies being involved in a historical sex assault - leads most papers.

Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:51
Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.

PM Modi says India shamed by rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:45
Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

Impasse over Russia's Ukraine convoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:34
A controversial Russian aid convoy remains parked near Ukraine's border, still waiting for permission to cross the frontier.

UN troops disperse Haiti protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:47
UN peacekeepers in Haiti clash with supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide at a protest in the capital Port-au-Prince.

UK 'would consider' arming Kurds

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:28
The UK would "favourably consider" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the BBC understands.

Vigils across US for Michael Brown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:13
Thousands of people across the US gather to honour a black teenager whose fatal shooting by police sparked four nights of violence in a Missouri town.

VIDEO: Out of Office reply: digital detox

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:45
The BBC's David Grossman looks at a new trend - the digital detox.

Police force 'worst for fitness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:22
North Yorkshire Police has the worst fitness levels of 32 forces in England and Wales, College of Policing tests show.

Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:36
Patients say a decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men with prostate cancer is a "fiasco".

VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:07
What's the chance a robot will take your job?

VIDEO: Panama Canal marks 100th anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:04
Katy Watson takes a close-up look at the Panama Canal, 100 years after it officially opened.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:59
Why will no-one adopt this dog?

How do you say 'van Gaal' and other Premiership names?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:55
Pronunciation guide to Louis van Gaal and other Premiership stars

Undercover officers named in sex case

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:53
The Metropolitan Police reveals the names of two officers accused of deceiving women by having relationships with them while working undercover.