International News

Russia bans food imports from West

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:00
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev announces a total embargo on food imports from Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine.

'Four admit' Borneo student killings

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:44
Four men arrested in Borneo over the stabbing of two British medical students have "admitted their crime" according to a local police chief.

Broad stars as England rout India

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:30
England bowl India out for 152 after losing the toss on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

'Origami' robots fold into motion

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:09
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like 'real-life transformers'.

Christian exodus as Iraqi town falls

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 10:04
Thousands of Iraqi Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamist militants seize the minority's biggest town in the country.

HMRC bids to appeal Rangers tax case

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:58
HM Revenue and Customs announces it has applied for permission to appeal against a tribunal ruling over Rangers' use of Employee Benefit Trusts.

UK to match £2m of Gaza donations

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:41
The British government will match the first £2m of public donations to an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Man, 81, admits market crash charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:39
A pensioner who drove his car into a Mold street market injuring ten pedestrians before Christmas last year admits careless driving.

VIDEO: Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:37
Britons spend more time online and using media devices than they do sleeping according to an annual Ofcom report.

Trial told of TV star's flirty texts

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
A Sun reporter obtained personal information from a stolen mobile phone belonging to a woman who received "flirty text messages" from a TV star, a court hears.

Wine fraudster gets 10 years in jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
Rudy Kurniawan is sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $20m for his role in selling millions of dollars worth of fake wine.

Russian food ban could hit exporters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
A Russian embargo on food imports from the EU could pose problems for Northern Ireland's agri-food producers.

China restricts instant message apps

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.

Police probe Galloway Israel remarks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:22
Calls by George Galloway for Bradford to be "declared an Israel-free zone" are being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

VIDEO: An Ebola isolation unit in London

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:21
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar looks around the isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital where any confirmed Ebola cases in the UK would be taken.

Australia contacts Gammy's parents

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:21
Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.

Kerry arrives for Afghan unity talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:19
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss a vote audit after the disputed election and hopes for a unity government.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

Body of killed US general returns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57
The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:52
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.
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