International News

UK firms 'facing skills crisis'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:09
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

McIlroy on way to greatness - Montgomerie

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:51
Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie tells Iain Carter that US PGA favourite Rory McIlroy is unbeatable on current form.

Rebel no-show at South Sudan talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:37
South Sudan rebels fail to attend the second day of peace talks aimed at ending months of conflict, throwing the negotiations into doubt.

Salmond and Darling clash in debate

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:18
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clash in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.

Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:09
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdraws its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated $80bn.

Man released in PSNI contracts probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:00
A member of police staff questioned about the awarding of a number of PSNI vehicle contracts is released, pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

VIDEO: Military jets escort passenger plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 13:58
A passenger is arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets are scrambled to escort a plane to Manchester Airport.

Ebola drug given to US aid workers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 13:42
US aid workers who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia appear to be improving after receiving an experimental drug, officials say.

Liverpool's Reina set for Bayern move

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 13:30
Bayern Munich announce that they have agreed to sign Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a permanent deal.

VIDEO: London doctor treating Ebola victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 13:11
A doctor from King's College in London has been treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Artificial pitches decision 'strange'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 13:10
Former England captain Faye White says Fifa should reconsider the decision to play World Cup matches on artificial pitches.

VIDEO: Gazans return to destroyed homes

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:48
After four weeks of conflict in Gaza, the latest humanitarian truce, due to last 72 hours, is holding as Israeli troops withdraw.

Theatre in Jewish film festival row

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:39
A north London theatre refuses to host the UK Jewish Film Festival while it is sponsored by the Israeli Embassy amid the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

BA suspends flights amid Ebola alert

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:29
British Airways suspends flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August amid concerns over the Ebola outbreak.

PM rejects Warsi's Gaza criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:19
David Cameron defends government policy on Gaza after minister Baroness Warsi quits, calling it "morally indefensible".

Bishop quizzed over 'sex assaults'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:12
The Bishop of Gloucester, the Right Reverend Michael Perham, is interviewed under caution by police investigating two allegations of indecent assault dating back more than 30 years.

Google pulls more Gaza-Israel games

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:09
Google deletes a further two Android video games from its Play store that were linked to the Gaza-Israel conflict.

AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:08
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.

Flight MH17 crash victim identified

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 12:00
The family of a man who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 say they are "happy and relieved" after his body is formally identified.

AUDIO: Pupils dig up 'priceless' hair tress

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 11:46
A group of Cumbrian schoolboys have discovered a rare golden hair tress thought to be 4,000 years old.
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