International News

Simmonds breaks own world record

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:40
Ellie Simmonds breaks her own world record winning gold in the SM6 200m medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships.

UK to increase Ebola aid cash by £3m

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:40
The UK is to contribute more funds to help countries affected by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Foreign Office says.

Donovan to retire at end of MLS season

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:27
Landon Donovan has announced he will retire from football at the end of the current Major League Soccer season in October.

'Distasteful' Falklands comments row

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:27
The Welsh Conservatives say First Minister Carwyn Jones should distance himself from 'distasteful' comments over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty.

Broad to have surgery on knee problem

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:20
Stuart Broad will an operation on his right knee later this summer but expects to be fit for the World Cup and Ashes in 2015.

Mediators seek to extend Gaza truce

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:19
Palestinian and Israeli officials continue indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.

Russia bans food imports from West

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:00
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev announces a total embargo on food imports from Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine.

'Four admit' Borneo student killings

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:44
Four men arrested in Borneo over the stabbing of two British medical students have "admitted their crime" according to a local police chief.

Broad stars as England rout India

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:30
England bowl India out for 152 after losing the toss on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

'Origami' robots fold into motion

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:09
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like 'real-life transformers'.

Christian exodus as Iraqi town falls

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:04
Thousands of Iraqi Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamist militants seize the minority's biggest town in the country.

HMRC bids to appeal Rangers tax case

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:58
HM Revenue and Customs announces it has applied for permission to appeal against a tribunal ruling over Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trusts.

UK to match £2m of Gaza donations

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:41
The British government will match the first £2m of public donations to an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Man, 81, admits market crash charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:39
A pensioner who drove his car into a Mold street market injuring ten pedestrians before Christmas last year admits careless driving.

VIDEO: Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:37
Britons spend more time online and using media devices than they do sleeping according to an annual Ofcom report.

Trial told of TV star's flirty texts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
A Sun reporter obtained personal information from a stolen mobile phone belonging to a woman who received "flirty text messages" from a TV star, a court hears.

Wine fraudster gets 10 years in jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
Rudy Kurniawan is sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $20m for his role in selling millions of dollars worth of fake wine.

Russian food ban could hit exporters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
A Russian embargo on food imports from the EU could pose problems for Northern Ireland's agri-food producers.

China restricts instant message apps

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.

Police probe Galloway Israel remarks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:22
Calls by George Galloway for Bradford to be "declared an Israel-free zone" are being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.
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