International News

UK drops third round of aid in Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:47
The UK completes its third round of aid drops to help thousands of people fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq.

VIDEO: 'Heart-breaking' scramble for survival

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:33
Aid worker Taban Sami Shoresh describes the ''heart-breaking'' sight of people scrambling for survival during a delivery of aid to people fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq.

Turner to retire at the end of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:33
Former European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner reveals he is to retire at the end of the year.

Artists claim Brooklyn Bridge stunt

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:32
Two German artists claim responsibility for hoisting white flags atop New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge last month, removing official US flags.

Call to cut young prisoner suicides

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:25
Prisons must do more to stop young inmates taking their own lives, a government investigator says in a report on deaths of inmates aged 18 to 24.

VIDEO: High jumper suffers 'terrible' slip

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:22
Russia's Aleksey Dmitrik suffers a "terrible" slip on his third attempt at 2.15m in the high jump qualification round at the European Athletic Championships in Zurich.

The real teachers inspired by Dead Poets Society

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:10
The real teachers inspired by Dead Poets Society

US sends more advisers to Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:56
The US has sent 130 more military advisers to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

Norovirus outbreak closes Devon park

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:49
A country park in Devon is temporarily closed after dozens of people fall ill with suspected norovirus.

VIDEO: 'Giant' spider photobombs newscast

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:45
A spider has photobombed BBC Scotland's news to capture an insect trapped on a camera showing live shots of the River Clyde in Glasgow.

Saturdays singer set for Strictly

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:33
The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge is the first celebrity to be confirmed for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

VIDEO: Shimon Peres 'seeks peace' over Gaza

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:21
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres says he seeks peace over the Gaza conflict, as talks continue on a third day of a fresh ceasefire.

Security firm G4S back in profit

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 00:16
Security firm G4S reports a pre-tax profit of £85m for the six months to the end of June, compared with a loss of £94m a year earlier.

Obituary: Lauren Bacall

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:56
The life of screen legend Lauren Bacall

Delhi University admits transgenders

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:54
Delhi University acknowledges transgender students for the first time after introducing a column for a third gender in its application forms.

Best beer in Britain announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:53
A West Yorkshire beer is named the best in Britain at a festival held in London to celebrate real ale.

Disability benefit cuts claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:18
More than 100,000 people in Scotland will lose disability benefits under UK-wide welfare changes, according to the Scottish government.

VIDEO: Archives highlight WW1 conscription

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:13
A rare collection of World War One documents has been discovered in Staffordshire, which show details of the tribunals held in the county after conscription was introduced in 1916.

VIDEO: Warning over computer viruses

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:09
Almost 11,000 people had their computer hacked by a virus last year, giving cyber criminals access to personal data.

VIDEO: Anorexia: research into DNA link

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 23:01
Scientists in the UK are examining the DNA of people who have had anorexia to try to find out more about the condition.
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