International News

Tech firms hit by cyber extortion

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:30
Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline

Judge urges Argentina default talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:29
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.

Does your house make more than you?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:18
Find out if your house makes more money than you do

Obama defends under-fire CIA director

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:17
President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.

Daley and Denny win diving silver

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:07
Tom Daley and James Denny produce a fantastic final dive to secure silver for England in the men's synchronised 10m platform.

'Purple pound should attract firms'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 13:03
Smarter businesses could reduce the extra living costs faced by disabled people, the head of a new commission says.

Tory MP says Israel tactics 'brutal'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:55
An ex-defence minister condemns Israel's Gaza offensive after a ceasefire fails, as the foreign secretary says both sides must "act proportionately".

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:55
A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.

Boy detained for 'brain injury' rape

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:52
A 16-year-old boy who beat and raped a girl in a park, leaving her with the mental age of an eight year old, is given a discretionary life sentence.

Lampard set for Man City loan move

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:45
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.

Sharp overcomes illness to win silver

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 12:43
Scot Lynsey Sharp wins silver in the women's 800m - just hours after being on a drip following a bout of sickness.

Northern Ireland boxers reach finals

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 11:54
Michaela Walsh, Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Joe Fitzpatrick qualify for their finals at the Commonwealth Games.

Company fined over walkway collapse

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 11:45
A housing company is fined for "breathtaking" health and safety breaches after a flats walkway collapsed.

Fragapane wins historic fourth gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 11:25
Gymnast Claudia Fragapane becomes the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games since 1930.

Ebola-fear athletes seek longer stay

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:54
Up to 30 Commonwealth Games athletes from Sierra Leone are considering extending their stay in Glasgow amid fears over the Ebola virus.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:52
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:39
Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:06
Film critic Jason Solomons reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.

VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:40
French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.

VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:38
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.
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