International News

Liberian Ebola patients 'found'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:33
Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC.

Child's drawing 'predicts intellect'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:20
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.

Driver on phone 'killed cyclist'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:09
A minibus driver who was looking at photographs on his mobile phone hit and killed a cyclist, a court has heard.

India hunger striker 'to be freed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:08
An Indian court orders the release of a human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for 14 years to protest a law granting soldiers sweeping powers.

London drives house price increase

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:06
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Mexico toxic spillage closes schools

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 03:02
Scores of schools in northern Mexico remain closed almost two weeks after large quantities of sulphuric acid leaked into a river from a copper mine.

Google cars 'designed to speed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:56
Google's driverless cars are programmed to occasionally exceed speed limits by up to 10mph, says the project's lead engineer.

VIDEO: Australia MP's verbal attack on China

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:55
Australian MP Clive Palmer has been criticised after he launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government, live on national TV.

AUDIO: Vaz slams e-Borders 'catastrophe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:53
The chair of the Commons Home Affairs committee has described as "catastrophic" a £224m fine imposed on the Home Office after it illegally ended a contract with a major US corporation brought in to modernise the UK's immigration controls.

Protester dies in Turkey statue row

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:48
A Kurdish protester is killed in eastern Turkey in clashes over the removal of a statue of the founder of a militant Kurdish group.

VIDEO: War Horse gallops into China

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:44
The War Horse is due to take to the stage in China next year. Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing where rehearsals are taking place.

Russian ban fuels food price rises

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:41
Russia sees some food price rises as a ban on imported Western products starts to take effect.

Saudis executed for drugs possession

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:39
Saudi Arabia executes four relatives for drugs possession, amid what Amnesty International calls a "disturbing" surge in the use of the death penalty.

Man critical after 'gas explosion'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:30
A man has been critically injured in a reported gas explosion at a potato supply company in a Cambridgeshire village, the ambulance service says.

Traffic 'chaos' ahead of Nato summit

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:21
"Short-term pain for long-term gain" - miles of security fencing for next month's Nato summit causes traffic disruption in Cardiff.

Verstappen, 16, handed Formula 1 drive

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:01
Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.

Paxman's show wins warm reviews

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:58
Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman's one-man show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival gains a favourable response from newspaper critics.

Carter to play after cancer treatment

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:57
Former World Championship finalist Ali Carter plans to return to the sport after having chemotherapy for lung cancer.

Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:56
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.

Job loss at baby ashes crematorium

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:56
A senior member of staff at an Aberdeen crematorium being investigated over its handling of baby ashes loses his job.

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