International News

Robin Williams' daughter quits Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:33
Robin Williams' daughter Zelda says she is leaving Twitter following social media abuse after her father's death.

Man United bans tablet computers

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:33
Manchester United says fans will not be allowed to bring tablet computers or laptops into matches at Old Trafford, because of security concerns.

Gaza bomb disposal team hit by blast

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:16
Six people, including two journalists, were killed in Gaza when an Israeli missile exploded as attempts were being made to dismantle it.

Day in pictures: 13 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:11
24 hours of news photos: 13 August

Smith to return to BBC's Countryfile

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:07
Former Countryfile presenter Charlotte Smith is to return to the BBC rural affairs programme next month.

New site sought for Nato peace camp

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:04
A new site is sought for an anti-Nato "peace camp" in Newport after an outcry from local residents.

Unemployment continues to fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:00
Unemployment continues to fall in Wales and the UK, with both governments claiming credit for the figures.

What can and can't you put on headstones?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 03:00
A priest allegedly asked a family to remove a headstone with an "inappropriate" inscription.

Pavey 'could race' in Rio 2016 aged 42

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:59
Britain's European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey considers competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics at the age of 42.

Islamic State seizes towns in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:59
Militants from the Islamic State group capture several towns close to Syria's border with Turkey, cutting supply lines for rebels in Aleppo.

Schoolboy divides Jewish South Africans

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:43
The Jewish pupil at the centre of a row over Gaza in South Africa

Man dies after flyover car crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:40
A 26-year-old man dies in hospital following a crash in Aberdeen which also left a woman and four-year-old boy injured.

Samsung reveals metal-framed phone

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:35
Samsung announces a handset with a metal frame that it suggests has a "sophisticated" and "stylish" design after criticism of earlier models.

Warning over UK's youth unemployment

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:28
The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.

VIDEO: Downton Abbey star meets 'double'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 02:05
Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville has been modelled into a waxwork for the Madam Tussauds collection in London.

Gang robs $10m in record Chile theft

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:47
Eight gunmen in Chile steal more than $10m (£6.2m) from an armoured van carrying cash to Santiago airport in the biggest robbery in the country's history.

UK drops third round of aid in Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:47
The UK completes its third round of aid drops to help thousands of people fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq.

VIDEO: 'Heart-breaking' scramble for survival

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:33
Aid worker Taban Sami Shoresh describes the ''heart-breaking'' sight of people scrambling for survival during a delivery of aid to people fleeing Islamist militants in Iraq.

Turner to retire at the end of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:33
Former European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion Andy Turner reveals he is to retire at the end of the year.

Artists claim Brooklyn Bridge stunt

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 01:32
Two German artists claim responsibility for hoisting white flags atop New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge last month, removing official US flags.
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