International News

VIDEO: Johnson: 'I want to be useful'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:35
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to stand as an MP for the Conservative Party at the next general election.

WHO starts emergency talks on Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:28
Global experts begin two days of emergency talks at the World Health Organization in Geneva on new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

Profile: Boris Johnson

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:24
Boris Johnson: Jokes, gaffes - and burning political ambition

Gullit, Neville & Ferdinand join MOTD

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:19
New line-up for Match of the Day's 50th anniversary as BBC Sport unveils expanded football package for the new season.

Wikipedia names deleted search links

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:11
Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia reveals which pages Google has blocked from its search results under the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules.

Obituary: Chapman Pincher

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 04:03
Life story of Chapman Pincher, journalist and 'spycatcher'

AUDIO: Is 'amazeballs' acceptable in Scrabble?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:47
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, published in the US, has added new words. But can Scrabblers in the UK use them?

Day in pictures: 6 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:35
24 hours of news photos: 6 August

East Ukraine dangers increasing - UN

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:30
Civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing increasing danger as the conflict continues, the UN warns, amid reports of an air strike on Donetsk.

Andy Coulson faces perjury charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:26
David Cameron's former director of communications Andy Coulson faces perjury charges over the Tommy Sheridan trial.

Man jailed for strangling ex-wife

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:25
A man who strangled his former wife and hid her body in her bed, where she lay undiscovered for weeks, is jailed for life.

Alex Salmond turns to Zsa Zsa Gabor

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:17
Alex Salmond finds "mucho" to complain of in Scottish TV debate

VIDEO: Passengers tilt train to free man

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:09
Commuters in Western Australia have helped to free a man after his leg became trapped between the platform and a busy train.

Briscoe removed from judiciary

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:07
Constance Briscoe, who was jailed for 16 months for lying to police investigating the Chris Huhne speeding points case, is sacked as a judge.

Body in Crete is missing tourist

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 03:02
A body found in Crete is that of missing Denbighshire pensioner Arthur Jones, his son confirms.

New world record as Slater wins gold

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:58
Britain's Steph Slater wins gold and sets a world record in the S8 100m butterfly at the IPC Swimming European Championships.

Snap election called in Bulgaria

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:57
Voters in Bulgaria face their second election in less than two years after parliament is dissolved amid the country's worst banking crisis since the 1990s.

Man held over Israeli teens' murders

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:39
A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, Israeli officials say.

No ICC appeal against Anderson verdict

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:38
The International Cricket Council will not appeal against the decision to clear England bowler James Anderson of misconduct.

Italy falls back into recession

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 02:28
Italy has fallen back into recession after the country's economy contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter of the year.
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