International News

PCC chosen in 10.4% turnout election

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:12
Labour's David Jamieson is elected as the new West Midlands police and crime commissioner as it emerges the turnout was 10.4%.

Men jailed for wife contract killing

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 09:10
A man who paid a crack cocaine addict £1,000 to kill his wife is jailed for life for her murder.

Salmonella 'from single egg source'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:59
The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

Gaza: Suspected informants executed

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:56
Hamas executes 18 people suspected of helping Israel, as two Palestinians and an Israeli boy are killed in the latest violence in the Gaza conflict.

Man killed as car plunges into lake

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:51
A driver dies when his car plunges into the largest natural lake in south-west England.

Emily Watson to star in 7/7 drama

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:51
Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.

Liverpool medical for £16m Balotelli

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:46
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is set for a medical as talks continue over a £16m move to Liverpool.

McKevitt will not get early release

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:46
Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt will not be released early from prison, following a ruling by the Republic of Ireland's Supreme Court.

German policeman in 'cannibal' trial

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:43
A policeman goes on trial in Germany accused of murdering a businessman who allegedly shared a cannibalism fetish.

Farah confident after 'tough year'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:37
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah describes this as his "toughest year" and says he will now focus on the track.

Russian aid convoy 'invades Ukraine'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:32
Ukraine's President Poroshenko accuses Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.

Staffing call after 'choking' death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:26
The death of a six-year-old girl from suspected choking while on holiday in Gwynedd prompts a call for increased ambulance staffing in rural areas.

Barrow wins historic diving gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:03
Sarah Barrow wins Britain's first female individual European diving gold medal since 1927 with victory in the 10m platform.

Gay blame councillor escapes action

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:02
A former UKIP councillor will not face any action after he blamed the winter storms and flooding on the legalisation of gay marriage.

VIDEO: 'I survived Islamic State massacre'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 08:00
A survivor of an Islamic State massacre in Iraq says that initially the militants had promised not to hurt the people in his village.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 07:54
The music that makes you spend most online and other nuggets

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 07:54
The week's big numbers visualised

Weekendish: Surrogacy confusion and tailgating

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 07:51
The best long reads for you to enjoy at your leisure

That joke isn't funny any more

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 07:48
Are jokes ever as funny the second time around?

Gas water leak repairs to take days

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 07:26
It will take several days to fix gas supplies to hundreds of properties in Blaenau Gwent after a burst main leaked into gas pipes, Wales and West Utilities says.
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