International News

DC to vote on cannabis legalisation

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:49
Voters in Washington DC will join those in Oregon and Alaska to decide whether to legalise cannabis on Election Day, city officials confirm.

Celtic 0-2 Legia Warsaw (agg 1-6)

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:38
Celtic's ambitions of a third successive Champions League campaign end after 6-1 aggregate loss to Legia Warsaw.

Minister scuppered talks - fire union

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:27
The Fire Brigades Union accuses the government of "walking away" from talks ahead of strikes over eight consecutive days.

Putin orders retaliatory sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:27
Russian President Vladimir Putin bans or limits agricultural imports from countries imposing sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.

Microsoft alerts police to child porn

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:07
A man is arrested in Pennsylvania after Microsoft discovered suspected child abuse images in his OneDrive and email accounts and alerted officials.

VIDEO: Ebola drug 'poses ethics questions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:06
Tarik Jasarevic from the World Health Organisation told the BBC that an experimental drug has been used.

GP charged with sexual offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 12:01
A doctor from Norfolk is arrested and charged with historical serious sexual offences against girls.

Peace vigil at Belfast City Hall

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:52
Several hundred people say prayers for peace at a vigil at Belfast City Hall.

VIDEO: Inseparable couple die hours apart

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:46
A US couple, who were married for nearly 62 years, died just hours apart, their granddaughter has said.

Detroit porch shooting trial ends

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:46
Theodore Wafer, who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch, should have called the police if he was afraid, prosecutors say.

Syrian weapon chemicals 'destroyed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:32
A consignment of chemicals transported to the UK as part of an agreement to dismantle Syrian weapons is destroyed.

Twin hurricanes threaten Hawaii

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 11:23
Hawaiians are stocking up on supplies as twin hurricanes barrel toward the US Pacific island state, threatening heavy winds and flash flooding.

'Deeply rooted in Nottingham'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:41
What does Nottingham hometown think of chemist chain's sale?

Two British students killed in Borneo

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:41
Two British medical students from Newcastle University - named as Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger - are stabbed to death in Borneo, police say.

GP charged with sexual assaults

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:38
The BBC learns that a man charged with a number of sexual assaults at a County Armagh medical practice is a GP.

Israel-Palestinian talks under way

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 09:10
Indirect talks begin in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians, after a four-week conflict in Gaza that has claimed more than 1,900 lives.

Johnson to seek 2015 Commons return

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:56
London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his intention to become an MP again at next year's general election, ending months of speculation.

Warsi's replacement is announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:37
Lords chief whip Baroness Anelay of St Johns has replaced Baroness Warsi at the Foreign Office, says No 10.

First Minister confirms Games celebration

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:35
After their record-breaking display at Glasgow 2014, First Minister Carwyn Jones confirms a reception at the Senedd for Team Wales.

Cook 'could not walk away from role'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 08:31
Alastair Cook says it was 'natural' for him to consider his position as England captain during the team's recent struggles.
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