International News

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:08
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Murray draws Haase in US Open

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:57
Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Susan Greenfield

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:53
In this week's Meet the Author the BBC's Nick Higham meets Susan Greenfield, a baroness and one of Britain's most recognisable scientists.

England secure ODI win over India

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:44
England beat India by 42 runs on D/L method after a rain-affected one-day international at Scarborough.

Davutoglu named as Turkey's new PM

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:42
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:29
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

US Ebola patients out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:14
What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?

VIDEO: Google boss on taking down videos

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:12
Eileen Naughton, the new managing director of Google in the UK, tells the BBC's Kamal Ahmed at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival how YouTube has responded to extremist content.

McIlroy off pace in play-offs opener

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:08
Rory McIlroy is eight off the clubhouse lead after hitting a first-round 74 at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event.

What makes Bedford so generous?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:07
What makes Bedford the most generous town in UK?

Women charged with toddler's murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:58
The mother of a toddler has appeared in court with her partner charged with murdering the two-year-old boy in Fife.

Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:53
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.

Driver, 81, banned over market crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47
A pensioner who drove his car into a street market injuring 10 people just before Christmas is banned from driving.

VIDEO: Gulnara treated 'worse than dog'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:43
The BBC obtains recordings by Gulnara Karimova - the daughter of Uzbekistan's president - in which she claims she needs urgent medical help.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:40
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.

S Africa MPs halt president's speech

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:33
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."

VIDEO: Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:23
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.

Curiosity drill test cut short

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:20
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.

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