International News

VIDEO: Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:33
The widespread use of static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally in England is to be banned, the government has announced.

US steps up sanctions over Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:28
The US imposes sanctions against pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, as Western leaders threaten new moves against Russia for its role in the crisis.

Dry weather warning in fire strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:19
Fire chiefs warn the public to take extra care in the dry weather, as the sunny spells coincide with the latest strike by firefighters over pensions.

VIDEO: English wine out-sparkling Champagne?

BBC - Sat, 2014-06-21 00:16
A winemaker from Cornwall is competing against some of the top French marques to be named International Sparkling Winemaker of the Year.

VIDEO: Scotland welcomes the Queen's Baton

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:56
Highlights of the first week of the Queen's Baton Relay in Scotland.

Council mergers 'disaster' warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:43
Big cuts in the number of Welsh councils would be a "disaster", an ex-Labour council leader warns as leading party figures meet to consider how many local authorities they want.

Woman who invented Kevlar dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 23:26
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, the lightweight fibre used in bulletproof vests and body armour, has died at the age of 90.

Marine conservation 'too slow' - MPs

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 22:57
The development of conservation areas to protect the seas around the UK has been too slow, a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: David Blunkett to stand down as MP

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 22:06
Former home secretary David Blunkett has announced he will stand down as a Labour MP at the next general election.

Jihadist 'recruiters' unmasked - the front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:55
Saturday's newspapers are full of news of the Britons trying to lure other Westerners to fight for the militant Isis group in Iraq and Syria.

Man released in Saudi student murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:40
A 19-year-old man, arrested in connection with the death of a Saudi Arabian woman in Essex, is released.

VIDEO: $40m payout in New York jogger case

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:26
New York City is to pay $40m (£24m) to five men wrongfully convicted in the brutal 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park.

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak is 'out of control'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:24
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres has said the Ebola outbreak in west Africa is totally out of control.

China police 'kill 13 attackers'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 21:09
An assault on police in Xinjiang results in the death of 13 assailants, the latest incident in the restive Chinese province, officials say.

How Costa Rica's 'brave bulls' shocked the world

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 16:41
Bullish and brilliant - BBC Sport's Ben Smith explains how Costa Rica have become the surprise package of the World Cup.

VIDEO: The Sunni-Shia divide in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 16:03
How the Sunni-Shia split affects the chaos in Iraq

Horse treatment used in human trials

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 16:00
The stem cell treatment that proved a winner in race horses

US boosts aid to cope with migrants

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:56
The US pledges millions of dollars in aid to Central American countries, believing it will help reduce the growing number of migrants, especially children.

Why is khat about to be banned?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:54
Why is the UK banning the leafy stimulant khat?

Poverty Commission: 'End zero hours'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:46
A church-backed commission on poverty in Scotland will call for an end to zero hours contracts and a commitment to the living wage.
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