International News

Toronto police probe mystery bunker

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:09
Toronto Police are asking the public to help identify the purpose of a bunker 10ft (3m) underground found near a Pan-Am Games site.

Police face £6m crime cash shortfall

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:02
Police Scotland is facing a £6m shortfall in its budget because of delays in receiving cash under proceeds of crime legislation.

Tobacco 'kills two in three smokers'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:01
The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.

FTSE 100 reaches new record high

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 07:57
The FTSE 100 share index closes at a new high, surpassing the previous record set in December 1999.

Netflix reveals Pee-wee movie title

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 07:51
Pee-wee Herman's Big Holiday, produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, will begin production in March 2015, streaming service Netflix confirms.

Swans investigate Van Gaal 'insult'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 07:30
Swansea City investigate disparaging comments allegedly made by a club director about Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

OAP admits causing fatal car crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 07:24
An 85-year-old woman admits causing the death of two of her friends in a fatal car crash in September 2012.

VIDEO: Qatar decision 'very disappointing'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 07:10
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore says he is "very disappointed" a Fifa taskforce has recommended that the 2022 World Cup should be held in November and December.

VIDEO: A Winter World Cup - in 60 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:57
BBC News looks at why FIFA is recommending that the 2022 World Cup should be held in winter - and why many clubs disagree.

Terror suspect 'had Blair address'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:54
A man accused of planning a Mumbai-style terror attack in the UK had the address of a property owned by Tony Blair, a court hears.

Dozens hurt in California train crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:51
A commuter train and a lorry have collided, causing three carriages to derail northwest of Los Angeles, with multiple injuries reported.

Yellen says Fed flexible on rates

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:43
Janet Yellen, in her semi-annual testimony in Congress, says the Federal Reserve can be flexible in determining when to raise interest rates, which have been near zero since 2008.

VIDEO: Los Angeles commuter train derails

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:39
A commuter train has derailed after hitting a truck near Oxnard, north of Los Angeles.

'Blank faces' for MI5 spy sketches

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:38
Court sketches of costumed MI5 agents giving evidence in the trial of Abid Nasser must be made with "blank faces" and "generic hair", a judge has ruled.

Oscar Pistorius in appeal challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:25
Lawyers for jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius launch a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.

Dog breeder jailed for dog fighting

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:23
A dog breeder, thought by the RSPCA to be a major figure in British dog fighting, is jailed and banned from keeping animals.

Pebble crowdfunds new smart watch

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 06:01
Pebble is returning to crowdfunding to release its second smartwatch - which it claims will have colour e-paper display and seven day battery life

Eurozone backs Greece reform plans

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:59
Eurozone finance ministers have approved reform proposals submitted by Greece in order to gain an extension of its bailout, officials say.

Shooting in Czech town 'kills eight'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:58
At least eight people die when a gunman opens fire inside a restaurant in the Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, local reports say.

Lithuania to bring back conscription

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:56
Lithuania to reintroduce military conscription over concerns for "the geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite says.

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