International News

Iraq militants fail to take refinery

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 12:59
Iraqi forces say they have defeated a suspected Islamic State attack on the country's largest oil refinery.

Irishman McGee living American dream

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 12:53
Irishman James McGee might not know Andy Murray or Rory McIlroy, but that could all change at the US Open.

One point not good enough - Van Gaal

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 12:47
Manager Louis van Gaal says a single point from two games is not acceptable after Manchester United draw 1-1 with Sunderland.

US journalist released in Syria

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 12:29
American journalist Theo Curtis has been released after being held captive by militants in Syria for two years, the US secretary of state says.

Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 12:24
Manchester United are still looking for their first league victory under Louis van Gaal after a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.

Roche buys US biotech firm for £5bn

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 11:23
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche says it will buy maker of lung disease therapies InterMune for $8.3bn.

Rosberg could be punished for crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 11:02
Nico Rosberg could face punishment after Lewis Hamilton said the German admitted to deliberately colliding with him.

Thousands at Notting Hill Carnival

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 10:10
Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, attracts hundreds of thousands of revellers on its first day.

Gas being restored after water leak

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:30
Gas is now being restored to most of the homes in Blaenau Gwent which have been without since Thursday following a water leak.

Helicopter spots marriage proposal

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:17
A police helicopter crew witness a marriage proposal after seeing the words "will you marry me?" spelt out in a north-west London park.

Halsall & Carlin win further golds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:08
Britain's Fran Halsall wins the 50m freestyle, while Jazz Carlin takes gold in the 400m freestyle at the European Championships.

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:07
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

Methane vents bubble up off US coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:04
Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.

UK 'close' to identifying jihadist

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 09:00
The authorities are "close" to identifying a suspected British jihadist from the footage of the killing of a journalist, the British ambassador to America says.

Farah & Sharp claim Birmingham wins

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:56
Mo Farah sets a new British two-mile record and Lynsey Sharp wins the 800m at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.

Libya militias accuse parliament

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:52
Islamist militias in Libya challenge the legitimacy of the new parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport.

Iran 'shoots down Israeli drone'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:29
Iran says it has shot down an Israeli drone near its Natanz nuclear site, 300 km (185 miles) from the capital Tehran.

Fears over growth of giant sink-hole

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:16
A landowner fears torrential rain will open up a 200ft deep sink-hole which has appeared near his house in County Durham.

Rosberg hit me on purpose - Hamilton

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 08:08
Lewis Hamilton claims Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg admitted in a post-race meeting that he hit him on purpose.

Israel closes Gaza's Erez crossing

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-24 07:59
Israel says it has closed a crossing into Gaza after a rocket attack, while three children are reportedly killed in Israeli raids on Gaza.
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