International News

UK makes second air drop in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:56
RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, the UK government confirms.

Does it pay to sell your best player?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:51
As Liverpool prepare for life without Luis Suarez, BBC Sport looks at how other sides have coped with losing their prize asset.

VIDEO: What aid is UK sending to Iraq?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:43
Andrew Plant sees the aid being prepared for delivery to Iraqis fleeing Islamist militants, and who are trapped on a mountain in Sinjar.

Warning over release of Davey letter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:36
An ex-cabinet secretary warns that releasing a letter between the energy secretary and No 10 would be "detrimental to good government".

VIDEO: US actor Robin Williams found dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23
US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

VIDEO: Yazidis rescued by aid helicopter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:20
Helicopter footage shows stranded members of the Yazidi community being rescued by an aid helicopter

Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:16
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

Man held after wasp 'sting operation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:09
A suspected burglar is arrested after a nest of wasps carries out a "sting operation" when he tries to hide in a bush.

Human remains found in Roman mine

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:00
Bones believed to be the remains of a human found in an old Roman copper mine are to be examined by experts to try to find when they date from.

In pictures: Robin Williams

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:57
Career of actor and comedian in pictures

Google builds cable under Pacific

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:54
Google and five other large companies team up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.

AUDIO: Hurricane Bertha gate-crashes wedding

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
A wedding video has gone viral across the Internet - after the special day was gate-crashed by the remnants of what had been Hurricane Bertha.

SA MP resigns over fake degree

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
Top South African politician and anti-apartheid activist Pallo Jordan resigns an MP after it was revealed his academic qualifications were fake.

Kaneria life ban appeal is refused

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:49
Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against a life ban for spot-fixing is refused by court.

State Hospital smoking ban upheld

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:44
A patient at the State Hospital who won a court ruling that a smoking ban breached his human rights has seen the decision overturned.

Jezebel in 'rape' images complaint

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:41
The women's interest site Jezebel says its parent company is not doing enough to prevent users from posting violent pornography.

Votes for prisoners: The zombie case that won't die

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:40
Dominic Casciani on the court battle that won't go away

Profile: Who are the Peshmerga?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:33
Who are the Peshmerga, taking on Islamic State militants?

Durkan defends borehole decision

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:25
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is accused of sending out the signal that Northern Ireland "is not open for business" over his decision to block an exploratory borehole in Fermanagh.

Banksy 'Spy Booth' damaged again

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:18
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham is attacked again.
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