International News

Ukraine rebel head Strelkov 'quits'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:38
Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov - resigns as the military chief of pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports say.

Protest march advances on Islamabad

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:32
Anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri set off from Lahore for Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, amid tight security.

VIDEO: Man Utd & Arsenal to keep spending?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:31
BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports on the latest Premier League transfer stories, including Man Utd and Arsenal's search for a central defender.

The biter bit - or has Suarez got off lightly?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:05
Luis Suarez's partially successful appeal will disappoint some but the result seems a sensible solution to most observers, writes Dan Roan.

Fracking threatens election tremors

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:00
How big an impact will fracking have on 2015 election?

Rik Mayall mural for birthplace

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:37
A 20ft (6m) high mural of comedian Rik Mayall is created in his birthplace in Essex.

VIDEO: Two US states 'swap weather systems'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:31
Unusual weather in the Western US has caused an apparent "swap" in weather systems between Arizona and Washington State.

UN declares major emergency in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:23
The UN declares its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants.

Southampton sign Hull striker Long

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:05
Southampton complete the signing of Hull City striker Shane Long for an undisclosed fee, reported to be about £12m.

Jail 'destroyed' China rights lawyer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:04
Leading Chinese dissident, Gao Zhisheng, has been left "destroyed" and "unintelligible" by three years in jail, according to his lawyer.

Quins launch European Champions Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:53
Harlequins will entertain French side Castres in the opening game of the new European Rugby Champions Cup on Friday 17 October.

'Trophy' theory over woodland skull

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:48
A human skull discovered in woodland could have been a "trophy" brought back to the UK from abroad, an inquest hears.

Queue jumping charge for calls to EE

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:48
Mobile phone company EE has introduced a 50p charge for jumping the queue on customer service calls, angering some customers.

ECB 'under pressure' to boost growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:38
Stagnating growth in the eurozone has put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further measures to boost the economic bloc, say analysts.

Watson praises Woods after withdrawal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:13
US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says Tiger Woods has taken the high road for his early decision to rule himself out.

DR Congo war crimes 'test case'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:02
The war crimes trial in the DR Congo of a senior ex-army officer will be a test of military justice in the country, the UN says.

Guinea declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:56
Guinea declares a national health emergency as it battles to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 people.

Donetsk shelled amid Russia aid row

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:56
Shells hit the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk, amid a continuing dispute over a Russian aid convoy now stationed close to the border.

Pitt war film to end London festival

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:47
Fury, a World War II tank drama starring Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, is to close this year's London Film Festival, organisers announce.

A-levels dip as degree places rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:40
A-level results are slightly down this year, but there are more university places on offer than ever before.
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