International News

Syria opposition elects new leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:09
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.

Jail term for New Orleans ex-mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:03
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.

Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:58
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.

Government share sales face review

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:48
Business secretary Vince Cable has launched an informal review of the way it conducts stock market flotations of public assets.

Device check advice for any UK flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:46
All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.

Threat to over 60s' free transport

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
Funding towards free public transport for people over 60 is under threat, according to Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.

VIDEO: First ever Austen waxwork unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
The first ever waxwork with what is claimed to be the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen has been revealed at her museum in Bath

Google faces Motorola phone ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:33
A company wins the right to force Motorola to stop selling phones in Germany and recall handsets already sold to business customers.

Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:26
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan

Butler-Sloss: I won't quit inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:16
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.

VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:08
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:07
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.

Minister denies benefit 'deception'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:02
Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour claims of "deception" over Universal Credit in fiery Commons exchanges.

Loughgall inquest move criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:01
Nationalist politicians criticise a decision by the NI Secretary to block moves for a fresh inquest into the SAS killings of eight IRA men at Loughgall, County Armagh, in 1987.

Bear attack teen 'found paw print'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:00
A teenager who was mauled to death by a polar bear on an Arctic exhibition found a paw print two days earlier, an inquest is told.

Deadly storms rip through eastern US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:35
A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.

Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:23
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.

Frail 'need joint NHS and care fund'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:19
Vulnerable patients should be offered their own personal health and care budgets, the NHS England boss says.

VIDEO: Action prince is new UK scuba president

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:14
The Duke of Cambridge has donned a wetsuit and shown off his scuba diving skills to mark his new role as the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club, after taking over from his father Prince Charles.

Ethiopia's 'most wanted' arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:07
Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested its "most wanted" person - opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month.
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