International News

Brazil thrashing breaks Twitter records

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:08
World Cup thrashing breaks Twitter records

Brazil defeat breaks Twitter records

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:50
Brazil's shock 7-1 defeat to Germany becomes the most discussed sports game on Twitter so far, with 35.6 million tweets sent during the match.

India MP in burglary embarrassment

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:40
A controversial Indian MP is investigated after he said $800 was stolen from his home, but police recover nearly $200,000 in cash, watches and jewellery from the alleged thief.

South Sudan's unhappy birthday

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:16
What happened to the high hopes of South Sudan's independence?

Minister's actions 'reprehensible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:13
The behaviour of sacked environment minister Alun Davies is branded "reprehensible" by senior civil servants' union, as he apologises to staff for actions which led to his dismissal.

Iraq confirms chemical site seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:04
Rebels control a disused factory with deadly nerve agents, Iraq's government confirms, warning it cannot fulfil commitments to destroy the weapons.

Wishaw street brawl: 20 people held

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:50
A child aged 12 is among 20 people arrested by police following a street brawl in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

VIDEO: Will.i.am: Dangers of a digital life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:33
One of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, has warned about the dangers of living a digital existence.

VIDEO: 'Covering up child abuse is a crime'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:17
The head of the NSPCC, has said that people who cover up child abuse should face criminal prosecution.

Roadshow Van Dyck fails to sell

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:06
A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow fails to sell at auction in London.

Big rise in abnormal drug test results

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:05
Abnormal drug test results in sport increased by 20% in 2013, according to a report by world anti-doping body Wada.

Time for Brazilian football to find its missing mojo

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:37
If there is consolation in a World Cup rout, it is that Brazil must now ditch the pragmatism stifling their game, says Tim Vickery.

Modi's mountain to climb

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:30
Can India's Modi harness 'infectious optimism' in first budget

Competition pushes shop prices lower

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:22
Shop prices in June fell at the fastest annual rate since at least 2006 as retailers fought to attract customers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says.

The women who serve in danger zones

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:16
Why were female diplomats banned until 1946?

VIDEO: 'The law is not protecting children'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:12
Head of Policy at the NSPCC, Alan Wardle, says children are not being protected by the law as it stands, and people who cover up child sex abuse should be prosecuted.

Australia visit amid Sri Lanka row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:11
Australia's immigration minister visits Sri Lanka, as asylum seekers handed over to the Sri Lankan navy say they were abused by Australian officials.

Harbour death railings were opposed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:00
Bristol's tourism board was among groups that opposed harbour railings which could have saved a cyclist who fell and drowned, the BBC learns.

Health board data breach criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:55
Sensitive medical information about patients was sent mistakenly by a health board to another patient, a data protection watchdog has discovered.

MP granddad 'tried to reveal abuse'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:42
The granddaughter of the MP Geoffrey Dickens talks about how her granddad "tried to lift the lid on child abuse claims".
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