International News

Why test women's virginity for the army?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:59
Indonesia is being urged to stop so-called virginity tests for female military recruits, but why are they doing them and who else does?

Ex-Bin Laden aide sentenced to life

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:57
Ex-aide to Osama Bin Laden, Khalid al-Fawwaz, is sentenced to life in US prison for 1998 US embassy bombings in east Africa that killed 224 people.

Heavy fighting at ancient Syria site

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:52
Syrian government forces try to drive back Islamic State militants from the ancient ruins of Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East.

Fatal crash driver denies racing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:36
A driver accused of causing a motorcyclist's death had no intention of racing him, a jury is told.

The challenge of extremism

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:30
Legislation dealing with extremists will need to be very carefully drafted if it is to avoid accusations of curtailing free speech.

Girl awarded £13m for birth blunders

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:08
A girl severely disabled by medical blunders at a Lancashire hospital is awarded more than £13m in damages.

QPR not barred from Championship

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:01
The Football League will allow Queens Park Rangers to play in the Championship next season despite their legal battle.

VIDEO: Burundi coup generals arrested

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:00
Three of the leader of an attempted coup in Burundi have been arrested, though the coup leader is still on the run, according to officials.

Hooked - Part 1

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:59
Kids in narco-state where bags of white powder float ashore

Restraint 'a factor' in man's death

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:53
Prolonged restraint and a failure to provide basic medical attention contributed to the death of a man detained by police, an inquest records.

UDA murder plot accused 'a fantasist'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:49
One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland was "a fantasist", a court hears.

VIDEO: Nigel Farage on UKIP critics

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:32
Nigel Farage says the UKIP member he believes is leading the attacks against him should "put up, shut up or go."

Society musical ends Spacey tenure

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:23
The final production of Kevin Spacey's tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic - Cole Porter musical High Society - opens at the London theatre.

Disability claim delays 'not illegal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:21
Delays in processing disability benefits claims were unacceptable but not illegal, the Department for Work and Pensions tells London's High Court.

Council staff bribed with lap dances

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:16
Edinburgh council officials accepted lap dances, free drinks and hospitality at football matches in return for awarding lucrative building contracts.

Week in pictures: 9-15 May 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:09
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Newcastle cancel end-of-season party

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:06
Newcastle cancel an end-of-season awards night, saying it is "not appropriate" because of their Premier League position.

VIDEO: Will your favourite beach fail new test?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:06
Dozens of British beaches and lakes are at risk of failing to meet tougher European water quality standards this summer.

Burundi president returns to capital

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:01
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza returns to the capital Bujumbura following a failed coup attempt, and is expected to address the nation.

Will mobile firms really block ads?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 05:00
An Israeli tech firm has developed new ad-blocking software for mobile phones, but it may fall foul of net neutrality laws.

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