International News

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

Body of killed US general returns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57
The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:52
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.

Former BBC IT head unfairly dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:50
John Linwood, the former BBC technology chief sacked over the failed £100m Digital Media Initiative was unfairly dismissed, says an employment tribunal.

Gangster's son is jailed for murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:33
The son of a murdered gangland enforcer has been jailed for life for killing a friend in Shettleston, Glasgow.

DRD budget cuts lead to job losses

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:15
The BBC learns that a Belfast firm is laying-off 11 staff as a result of Stormont's budget cuts.

VIDEO: Will Russian sanctions hit shoppers?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:14
Steve Rosenberg asks if Russia's ban on food imports from the EU, US and other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine will affects shoppers.

West Africa erects Ebola blockades

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:07
Liberian soldiers set up an Ebola blockade for the capital as troops in Sierra Leone seal off two districts to stop the virus spreading.

Clegg: Mental health 'needs boost'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:02
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urges mental health research to be given the same attention as physical health, and makes a manifesto pledge to pour £50m into research.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:40
Manchester United chase Fredy Guarin and Mehdi Benatia, Arsenal pursue Shakhtar's Douglas Costa, plus more.

VIDEO: New Doctor will be 'fun and mysterious'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:39
Peter Capaldi has been meeting fans in Cardiff ahead of his debut as Doctor Who.

Air Algerie black box 'unusable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:07
The voice recorder from a black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last month is damaged and unintelligible, French investigators say.

Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:00
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is accused of being a "deceitful witness" as his murder trial resumes for closing arguments.

VIDEO: Dixons Carphone unveils new stores

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:49
The first PC World and Currys stores to feature Carphone Warehouse outlets have opened after the completion of a £3.8bn merger.

Major fire forces people from homes

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:48
A major fire destroys a former factory, the businesses inside and forces the evacuation of more than 200 homes in Leicester.

New York patient negative for Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:36
A man admitted to a New York hospital with a high fever and stomach problems after travelling through West Africa has tested negative for Ebola.

Briton tells of his 'fighting in Iraq'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:20
A Briton who claims to be fighting alongside militants in Syria tells the BBC he also recently went to Iraq to be at the "forefront of the fighting".

Councillor quits in payments row

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:18
A Pembrokeshire councillor resigns from the council's ruling group over its decision not to reprimand its chief executive over unlawful pension payments.

What else happened in Middle East as Gaza burned?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:12
Weighing up the man tipped to lead Turkey as president

Froch may quit if Vegas dream fades

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 06:11
World champion Carl Froch says he may retire if a proposed fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Las Vegas falls through.
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