International News

VIDEO: Gaza air strikes and rocket attacks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:04
Israel launches air strikes into Gaza after Palestinian rockets are fired at the end of a three-day truce.

'Sketchy' app sparks racism row

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:02
A new app called SketchFactor, which uses crowd-sourced data to alert users to 'sketchy' areas, is in hot water after some accuse it of being racist.

Argentine 'stolen grandson' speaks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:02
An Argentine musician who was taken from his parents during military rule speaks of his joy of being reunited with his grandmother, a top campaigner.

Forster on brink of Southampton move

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:57
Fraser Forster is on the verge of joining Southampton after they agreed a fee of £10m with Scottish champions Celtic.

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Cardiff City

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:47
The Football League season begins with a draw at Ewood Park as Blackburn come from behind to hold Cardiff.

How to follow the new season on the BBC

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:13
The football season begins this weekend and the BBC will provide extensive coverage across TV, radio and online.

VIDEO: National unity deal for Afghan rivals

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:13
Afghan presidential rivals, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, agree to form a united government. after months of feuding.

Taser used in Swansea tower siege

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
Police say they used a Taser in the arrest of an armed man who had taken another man hostage in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

Man killed as e-cigarette 'explodes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
A man has died after a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he may have been using, Merseyside's fire service says.

Costs and considerations of retiring abroad

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
The costs and considerations of retiring overseas

How to make cyber scams go pop

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:00
How Batman can help you avoid online scams

West warns Russia over Ukraine 'aid'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:46
The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.

Murray loses to Tsonga in Toronto

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:43
Andy Murray loses 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-4 to Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

VIDEO: Nick Park on counting his sheep

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:40
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

Flood traps drivers and cuts power

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:38
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.

Watkinson sorry over England rain woe

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 12:37
Lancashire director of cricket Mike Watkinson apologises after the second day of the Old Trafford Test is abandoned.

US air strike on militants in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 11:42
US aircraft launch air strike against Islamic State artillery near Irbil in northern Iraq, the Pentagon says.

Jam sandwiches Trott's 'secret weapon'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 11:21
Laura Trott says the defence of her RideLondon Women's Grand Prix title on Saturday will be powered by jam sandwiches.

Bear Grylls in 'bear' knife name row

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 11:11
Lawyers representing a company linked to TV adventurer Bear Grylls demand a knife manufacturer change its name because it features the word "bear".

VIDEO: Nelson the one-eyed cat gets award

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 10:59
A one-eyed cat which has spent most of his life living on the docks in County Durham is awarded Cat of the Year.
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