International News

Man admits killing sister and fiance

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:04
A young driver admits killing his sister and her fiance in a car crash, leaving his nine-week-old nephew an orphan.

World Cup match-fixing claims made

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:59
Cameroon football authorities are to investigate claims that seven players helped to fix games at the World Cup.

IGCSEs to be axed from league tables

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:58
International GCSEs in English and maths will be axed from school league tables from 2017, with other subjects to follow in 2018.

Ukraine launches new offensive

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:54
Ukraine says a full-scale military operation is under way in the east of the country, hours after a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels ended.

VIDEO: The food of Wimbledon champions?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:48
What do you feed the world's best tennis players? BBC News meets the the man in charge of catering at Wimbledon.

Ex-May aide gets think-tank role

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:47
The adviser who quit in the wake of a row between Theresa May and Michael Gove gets a job with a leading think-tank.

Court upholds French full veil ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:45
The European Court of Human Rights upholds France's ban on wearing the Muslim full-face veil or niqab.

820,000 Scots 'living in poverty'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:31
A total of 820,000 people in Scotland were living in poverty last year, according to new figures published by the Scottish government.

VIDEO: PMQs zoo behaviour 'turns off' viewers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:30
Mumsnet's Justine Roberts and former deputy speaker Nigel Evans on calls to reform the weekly PMQs sessions.

Labour - working with or against business?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:29
Labour - working with or against business?

Kenya's buses to go cashless

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:11
Kenya tells its "matatu" buses to switch to cashless fares in order to tackle corruption, but relaxes its strict deadline for the changeover.

The undercover 'shopgirl'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:10
The era when shop workers were forced to live above the shops

Prisoner caught with pet rabbit

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:56
A prisoner is disciplined after he is found to be keeping a pet rabbit in jail.

Iraq Kurdistan referendum planned

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:51
The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, tells the BBC he intends to hold a referendum on independence within months.

Gross failures over meningitis death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:50
A hospital made "gross failures" over the death of schoolboy given paracetamol instead of antibiotics for meningitis, a coroner rules.

Cow in harbour sparks rescue effort

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:47
A rescue effort is launched after a cow got into the water at Aberdeen Harbour.

Murray Mound renamed on Google Maps

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:43
The unofficially-named Murray Mound at Wimbledon reverts back to Henman Hill on Google Maps as defending champion Andy Murray reaches quarter-finals.

School bans playground football

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:36
A school bans children from playing football at lunchtime after some pupils broke rules and used "inappropriate language".

Charges dropped in Black murder case

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:35
Charges have been dropped against a man charged with the murder of County Tyrone prison officer David Black.

Carbs boost tree drought resilience

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 02:34
Higher levels of a compound known as non-structural carbohydrates boost tropical trees' chances of surviving droughts, a study suggests.
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