International News

VIDEO: Airbase at heart of battle for Anbar

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:00
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad air base - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.

Former RUC officers trial collapses

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:00
The trial of two former RUC detectives collapsed on Friday after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.

Toddler's parents cleared of murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:59
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.

VIDEO: Who was Mandy Rice-Davies?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:58
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.

NHS staff to strike in new year

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:31
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.

Kenya leader signs tough security law

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:30
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Millions deleted in Instagram purge

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:30
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

Man, 51, rescued from river dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:25
A man who was rescued from a river in Cardiff died shortly after he was recovered from the water, police confirm.

'God message' hammer killer jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:18
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.

Spectacular views atop tallest spire

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:17
Breathtaking aerial views from Salisbury Cathedral are filmed by workers at the top of Britain's tallest spire.

VIDEO: Spectacular spire-climb filmed

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:17
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.

Christmas getaway set to start

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:16
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to use the UK's transport networks on Friday as schools break up and people start to get away for Christmas.

Teenager arrested over Crolla attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:10
A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.

Bank fine reduces public borrowing

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:04
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.

Illegal attempts to enter UK on rise

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:59
Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, official figures suggest.

3D printer makes tool in space

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:56
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.

Nigeria 'outraged' by mass kidnap

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:46
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.

Garden bridge gets green light

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:39
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.

Formula 1 gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:36
Christian Horner says Red Bull must step up in 2015, Newey to stay involved, Alonso backs Ferrari to return to form plus more.

A&E has 'worst week' in England

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 01:32
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

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