International News

Record number of tourists visit UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:37
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics finds.

Missing teen: Police in blood appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:28
Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Arlene Arkinson have appealed for two women whose blood was found in a flat they searched to contact them.

Anger at Missouri protests crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:09
Heavily armed police clash with protesters for a fourth night in Ferguson, Missouri, as anger grows over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Data jams as net hardware bug bites

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:05
Data traffic jams are being forecast as some older networking hardware is caught out by the growth of the net.

Caption Challenge: Westminster Shauns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Pope urges dialogue between Koreas

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
Pope Francis urges dialogue between the Koreas instead of "displays of force" as he begins his Asia visit, as North Korea fires rockets.

Boss 'stole from struggling charity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:54
A race equality charity chief's fraud trial hears claims about how he used the organisation's cash to pay for life assurance for his wife.

Top A-level grades improve in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:48
The percentage of Welsh students achieving the highest A-level grades rises for the first time in five years, but the overall pass rate falls.

VIDEO: The best opening-weekend moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:42
As we count down to the start of the 2014-15 season, BBC Sport remembers some of the finest opening-weekend moments.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:41
Brazil's president declares three days of mourning after the death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash.

AUDIO: Talha Ahsan cell was 'concrete tomb'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:31
Talha Ahsan's brother says Theresa May should apologise for the "horrible agony" caused by his extradition.

Berlin bans Uber on 'safety grounds'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:23
Berlin's city authority bans the mobile taxi app Uber on passenger safety grounds, threatening the firm with a fine if it ignores the ban.

Man and woman jump from burning flat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:15
A man and a woman jump from the window of their second floor West Midlands flat to escape a fire.

Jackson video premiered on Twitter

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:09
The video for the latest Michael Jackson single is premiered on Twitter as the social network outlines plans to make money from clips on its service.

Day in pictures: 14 August 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:59
24 hours of news photos: 14 August

Rain warning for parts of Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:55
A warning of severe rain is issued for parts of Wales with a threat of localised surface flooding and lightning.

Russian PM's Twitter account hacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:54
The Twitter feed of Dmitry Medvedev was hacked on Thursday, with the infiltrators posting a message saying he had resigned.

Pharmaceutical firm creates 348 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:50
Almac, the Craigavon-based pharmaceutical group, is creating 348 jobs in a £54m investment.

April killer jail attack damages bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:43
Mark Bridger who abducted and murdered April Jones, who was five, seeks compensation after he was slashed by a fellow inmate with a knife made from a razor.

'Prepare for rate rise' say lenders

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:39
The number of UK homes repossessed during the Spring fell, but households have been warned to prepare for rate rises, lenders have said.
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