International News

Tapestry shocks Taghrooda at York

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:04
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Tapestry claims a shock victory in the Yorkshire Oaks ahead of previously unbeaten Taghrooda.

Comedian read paper while driving

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:03
Roy "Chubby" Brown is caught on camera reading a newspaper while driving along the A19 in North Yorkshire.

NI cuts would risk 'patient safety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:01
Northern Ireland's health minister says he will not implement "damaging" financial cuts that would "destroy our health service" and "compromise "patient safety".

VIDEO: Hanoi gardens' blooming trade

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:57
Vietnam's lotus gardens are capitalising on an increasingly popular source of revenue. In midsummer when the flowers bloom, young and old flock to the gardens to have their pictures taken.

Bank to appeal 'double bill' ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:47
Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly double billed customers who fell behind on their mortgages.

VIDEO: Mass rally as Hamas leaders buried

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:45
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Gaza for the funerals of three senior senior Hamas military commanders who were killed in an Israeli rocket strike.

Indonesia court upholds Widodo win

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:41
Indonesia's top court upholds Joko Widodo's victory in July's presidential elections, rejecting an appeal from defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto.

Baby killer sentence goes to appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:38
A man jailed for killing baby Alfie Sullock will have his nine-year sentence reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns it is too lenient.

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:29
Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.

VIDEO: Major's tribute to NI peace partner

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:23
Former British premier John Major pays tribute to the role in the Northern Ireland peace process of the Republic of Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who has died at the age of 81.

Prior happy to be Buttler back-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:23
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.

US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 07:10
US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

Policeman jailed over drugs tip-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:53
An ex-police officer who tipped off his girlfriend over confidential information about her brother being reported for drug offences is jailed.

BBC Sir Cliff coverage 'appropriate'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:50
The BBC "acted appropriately" in covering the police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, the corporation's director general Tony Hall says.

VIDEO: Lancasters and Vulcan take to the skies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:45
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never-to-be-repeated" event.

VIDEO: Funeral for MH17 victim Liam Sweeney

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:10
Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of MH17 air disaster victim Liam Sweeney in Newcastle.

Rosetta's 10-billion-tonne comet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:06
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 06:06
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

Boko Haram 'control police academy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:54
Northern Nigeria's riot police training academy has been overrun by Boko Haram Islamist militants, sources in Borno state tell the BBC.

No sex charges for undercover police

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 05:49
Undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sex offence charges but could face misconduct proceedings.
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