International News

Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:05
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.

VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:04
The 83-year-old still tied to Brazil's Big Island prison

VIDEO: Indian billionaire breaks into poem

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:02
Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.

Small airports earn passenger praise

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:02
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey suggests.

Metered water could cost double

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:02
As the number of water meters installed rises above 10 million, some customers are saving money while others are losing out.

VIDEO: Tor Project 'gets cyberspy leaks'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:01
The executive director of the Tor Project alleges that agents at GCHQ and the NSA are going behind their colleagues' backs to leak it information.

VIDEO: Police shooting video stirs debate

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:00
Police in St Louis released a video of their officers shooting a robbery suspect as he held a knife, but their pledge of transparency has lead to more questions.

Lineker: What MOTD means to me

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:32
Gary Lineker on 50 years of Match of the Day

Suspected Ebola case in Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:26
Tests for the Ebola virus are being carried out on the body of a man in a County Donegal hospital, the Irish Health Service Executive says.

VIDEO: What if? The Sarin attack, a year on

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:08
The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen assesses the events of the past year in Syria and how they have shaped the Middle East region.

'Suspicious vehicle' closes road

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:04
Part of the Falls Road in west Belfast is closed to traffic while a suspicious vehicle is checked, police say.

South Africa issues Ebola travel ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 13:53
South Africa says non-citizens arriving from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa will not be allowed into the country.

Mackay apologises for text 'banter'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 13:43
Malky Mackay says sorry for sending two one-line text messages that he admits were "disrespectful of other cultures".

Boston bomber 'friend' pleads guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 13:22
A friend of one of the men suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing pleads guilty to obstructing the investigation into the attack.

VIDEO: England women seal World Cup place

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 13:05
England have qualified for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada after beating Wales 4-0 in Cardiff.

England women qualify for World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 12:56
England secure their place at the 2015 Women's World Cup with a resounding win over Wales in Cardiff.

Teacher punched and swore at pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 12:29
A Derby teacher is banned from the profession after he swore at pupils, punched them and called them offensive names.

Rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 12:28
Veteran human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, who was among the first to relieve Nazi concentration camp victims in 1945, dies.

'Choking' death response examined

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:38
The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.

Second sprint gold for teenager Lyle

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:36
Sprinter Maria Lyle, 14, claims her second gold medal at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.
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