International News

VIDEO: Yorkshire embraces Tour de France

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:56
Yorkshire gets ready for the Tour de France, which is set to begin on Saturday

Man accused of two pensioner murders

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:49
A man appears in court accused of the murders of a grandmother and a man in his 60s whose bodies were found in homes 125 miles apart.

Neighbours oppose NK nuclear tests

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:49
China and South Korea have reaffirmed their opposition to North Korean nuclear tests during a trip by Chinese president Xi Jinping to Seoul.

US economy adds 288,000 jobs in June

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:33
The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal - an encouraging sign after disappointing growth in the first quarter of 2014.

Uganda alert after terror warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:31
Ugandan police step up security in the capital Kampala following a "specific threat" of an attack on its main international airport on Thursday.

Satisfaction in police 'has dropped'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:30
Satisfaction with the way people are dealt with by the police has dropped significantly in the past three years, a survey suggests.

Germany approves new minimum wage

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:29
The German parliament approves the country's first minimum wage, set at a level of 8.50 euros per hour.

Myanmar curfew as clashes continue

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:28
Myanmar's second city, Mandalay, is put under curfew after reports of the deaths of two men - one Muslim and the other Buddhist - in clashes.

Maths changes 'may put students off'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:26
Major changes to GCSE and A-level maths risk putting students off the subject, argues a report.

VIDEO: Baton 'dropped' from helicopter

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:23
The Queen's Baton relay is in the final stages of its tour of Scotland, before arriving in Glasgow for the start of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Manhole explodes in central London

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:21
Footage has emerged of a fire in central London, which started on Piccadilly on Wednesday evening.

Day in pictures: 3 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:17
24 hours of news photos: 3 July

VIDEO: One dead in Birmingham shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 04:11
A man has been shot dead, and two injured, during disorder in Birmingham, police have said.

Greek strike threatens power cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:54
Many parts of Greece are facing power cuts, as electricity workers stage rolling strikes in protest at a government privatisation programme.

World athlete who began her career at 77

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:54
The athlete who started her career at 77

Caption Challenge: Dog's dinner

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:50
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Tighter security for flights to US

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:47
Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".

Colombians get time off to see match

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:45
Government workers in Colombia are given Friday afternoon off to watch the national squad play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals.

TV sex and violence 'more accepted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:42
The number of viewers who believe there is too much sex, violence and swearing on TV has fallen sharply, figures from media regulator Ofcom suggest.

Mortonhall council official resigns

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 03:35
A senior council official at the helm of a department involved in the Mortonhall baby ashes scandal has resigned.
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