International News

New York Met Opera unions agree deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:21
The New York Met Opera has agreed 'tentative' deals with unions representing its chorus and orchestra in late night talks.

Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:09
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests he will "soon" leave London's Ecuadorean embassy but a spokesman for the website says the UK must first call off its "siege".

Nadal pulls out of US Open with injury

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:54
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of the US Open after failing to recover from a wrist injury.

National Guard called to Ferguson

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:50
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Policies must pass 'family test' - PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:42
Age ratings could be put on online music videos, as David Cameron says every new domestic policy will be examined for its "impact on the family".

Arrest after gas main set on fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:39
A man is arrested on suspicion of arson after a gas main supplying a Tesco store and 15 flats was set on fire.

Turkish anger over German 'spying'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:37
The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.

Truce deadline looms for Gaza talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:32
Israelis and Palestinians try to agree a long-term deal on Gaza's future and end weeks of deadly fighting before a five-day ceasefire expires.

US firm creates 94 new tech jobs

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:28
An American company announces 94 new Belfast technology jobs in an Invest NI-backed expansion.

Clearing places 20,000 students

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:19
More than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas, the university admissions body.

Police officer's 'sex in custody'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:18
A married police officer had sex with a female suspect in a custody suite, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

NI abortion paper 'ready by autumn'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:10
The Justice Department will publish its own proposals for abortion law changes in Northern Ireland by autumn, unless there is a joint approach with the Department of Health, according to David Ford.

VIDEO: Boat survivors 'swam for seven hours'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:09
Two people are still missing after a tourist boat sank off the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.

Self-drive lorries 'to get UK test'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:01
Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports.

Rescue dad feared he would die

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:50
A brave passerby who saved a four-year-old boy from drowning in Swansea Marina says he feared they would die in the near tragedy.

'Horrendous abuses' by Kenya police

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:49
Kenya's Western-funded anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says.

Anderson promises bowling aggression

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:47
James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.

VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:43
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.

Happy Valley returning to BBC One

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:25
Hard-hitting drama Happy Valley is coming back for a second series, the BBC announces.

'Back to work' for World Cup winners

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:13
As a World Cup win sinks in for England's rugby union side, so does the prospect of returning to full-time work.
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