International News

The great balloon riot of 1864

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:35
Author Jeremy Clay tells the little-known tale of the balloon riot in Leicester.

Cameron cautious over Iraqi strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:31
The PM's approach to further military action in Iraq

Yemeni soldiers die in bus ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:38
Suspected al-Qaeda militants abduct and kill at least 14 soldiers returning home from duty in east Yemen, officials and eyewitnesses say.

Exhibition honours 'legend' Mercer

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:21
An exhibition opens honouring former Manchester City and England manager Joe Mercer, with items including a metal plate and screws from his leg.

Reagan aide Brady death 'a homicide'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:19
The recent death of ex-White House aide James Brady is ruled a homicide, 33 years after he was wounded in a 1981 attempt on President Reagan's life.

In search of the perfect Full English

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:17
In search of the perfect Full English breakfast

When New York was graffiti central

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:11
When New York was famous for being covered with graffiti

Diner offers prayer discount

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:06
How a US cafe's 15% 'prayer discount' sparked an internet row

VIDEO: Amazon under threat by illegal mining

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:04
A surge in illegal gold mining has destroyed vast areas of the Amazon forest in Brazil.

Government reveals green plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:04
The Scottish government publishes a report which, it says, highlights the environmental benefits of independence.

VIDEO: Loom bands craze 'inspiring art'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:48
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith investigated whether loom bands are inspiring artists and fashion designers.

VIDEO: Gaza air strikes and rocket attacks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:04
Israel launches air strikes into Gaza after Palestinian rockets are fired at the end of a three-day truce.

'Sketchy' app sparks racism row

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:02
A new app called SketchFactor, which uses crowd-sourced data to alert users to 'sketchy' areas, is in hot water after some accuse it of being racist.

Argentine 'stolen grandson' speaks

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:02
An Argentine musician who was taken from his parents during military rule speaks of his joy of being reunited with his grandmother, a top campaigner.

Forster on brink of Southampton move

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:57
Fraser Forster is on the verge of joining Southampton after they agreed a fee of £10m with Scottish champions Celtic.

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Cardiff City

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:47
The Football League season begins with a draw at Ewood Park as Blackburn come from behind to hold Cardiff.

How to follow the new season on the BBC

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:13
The football season begins this weekend and the BBC will provide extensive coverage across TV, radio and online.

VIDEO: National unity deal for Afghan rivals

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:13
Afghan presidential rivals, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, agree to form a united government. after months of feuding.

Taser used in Swansea tower siege

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
Police say they used a Taser in the arrest of an armed man who had taken another man hostage in the penthouse restaurant of the Meridian Tower in Swansea.

Man killed as e-cigarette 'explodes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 13:03
A man has died after a charging e-cigarette exploded and ignited oxygen equipment he may have been using, Merseyside's fire service says.
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