International News

VIDEO: Afghan Romeo and Juliet 'live in fear'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:27
A young Afghan couple - who faced prejudice, threats and even jail after falling in love - are now finally married and living together.

EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:22
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.

Iraq thrown into political turmoil

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:22
Iraq appears to be in the grip of fresh political turmoil, as Shia parties nominate an alternative to embattled PM Nouri Maliki.

VIDEO: Video of flooding in Kingussie

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:18
Parts of Moray, including Kingussie, are badly affected by flooding as a result of heavy rain overnight.

AUDIO: Row after family cat is put down

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:14
Cat owner Richard Byrnes says he was "put under enormous pressure" to agree to have his pet put down in 2013, a claim the RSPCA denies.

Ukraine shelling sparks jailbreak

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:13
Artillery shells hit a prison in rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, sparking a riot in which 106 inmates escape.

CAR rebels reject new Muslim PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:11
The mainly Muslim rebels in CAR reject a Muslim prime minister appointed as part of efforts to end more than a year of religious conflict.

'Islamists' held in Kosovo raids

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:05
Forty men suspected of fighting in Iraq and Syria are arrested by police in Kosovo, in an operation targeting Islamist extremists.

Rory sporting sensation - NI leaders

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:05
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers describe Rory McIlroy as "a sporting sensation" after his US PGA Championship victory.

US rebuked over Afghan death probes

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:00
The US is accused by a new Amnesty International report of failing to properly investigate the deaths of Afghan civilians blamed on their forces.

VIDEO: Stuck rollercoaster evacuated mid-ride

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:58
Fire-fighters have rescued more than 20 people who were stuck for hours on a rollercoaster in the US state of Maryland.

VIDEO: NASCAR star 'shaken' over death

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:44
NASCAR racing star Tony Stewart is left 'visibly shaken' after being involved in a fatal collision during a race in New York state.

Gallery removes Chapmans sculpture

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:35
A sculpture by Jake and Dinos Chapman is removed from display at a Rome art gallery after complaints that the work is "paedo-pornographic".

Fresh Gaza talks begin in Egypt

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:32
Indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians get under way in Cairo, Egyptian media say, as a ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza.

VIDEO: Sinead on hair, music and being bossy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:29
Sinead O'Connor talks to BBC Breakfast about her new music and why she doesn't care what people think of her.

Israeli flag councillor quit call

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:22
Almost 2,000 people sign a petition calling for the resignation of a Glasgow councillor who waved an Israeli flag.

Software smoothes shaky video clips

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:08
Help is at hand for anyone who has shot a shaky video while cycling, climbing, kayaking or engaging in any other high-speed sport.

Golden boy McIlroy 'owns his era'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:04
In Rory McIlroy's loping stride, all self-belief and attitude, you can see the same authority Tiger Woods once exuded.

Norwich investigates 'racist chants'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 02:54
Norwich City investigates claims that some of its fans made racist chants during Sunday's match at Wolves.

VIDEO: Meet the UK doctors heading to Gaza

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 02:49
Britain is sending a team of doctors to Gaza, to help people wounded in the violence.

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