International News

Pellet gun attack on boy 'sectarian'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:30
Police are treating an attack on a 16-year-old boy in which he was beaten and shot with a pellet gun as a sectarian hate crime.

Battle for key Iraqi oil refinery

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:29
Iraqi government forces are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery, as the US considers a request for air strikes.

Polish PM warns of snap election

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:28
The prime minister of Poland says a snap election could be called in weeks if secret recording scandal is not contained, amid uproar in the media.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:23
Neymar has not lived up to his billing, Hazard is not going to PSG, Cole to choose between Barca and Milan, plus more.

Doncaster confirm Tomlinson takeover

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:20
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson will complete a joint takeover of hometown club Doncaster with ex-chairman John Ryan on 18 July.

No further action over AM's conduct

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:20
No further action will be taken after claims Monmouth AM Nick Ramsay was drunk in the Senedd chamber, an assembly spokesman says.

VIDEO: The day Felipe became King of Spain

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:14
Spain's King Felipe VI has been sworn in as head of state after his father Juan Carlos abdicated after nearly forty years on the throne.

Harrison Ford broke leg in accident

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:12
Harrison Ford is to begin rehab shortly after breaking his left leg while shooting the new Star Wars film, his publicist confirms.

'Abuses' by Kurdish rulers in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:08
Human Rights Watch says Kurdish authorities ruling parts of northern Syria have committed rights abuses including arbitrary arrests and beatings.

Gunfire in W Bank over missing teens

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 07:04
Israeli soldiers exchange gunfire with Palestinians during raids in the West Bank in the hunt for three missing teenagers.

Day in pictures: 19 June 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:46
24 hours of news photos: 19 June 2014

Turkey 'coup plotters' to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:43
A Turkish court orders the release of 230 military officers convicted over a 2003 plot to overthrow PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Toddler 'improving' after A44 crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 06:02
An 18-month-old girl who was the sole survivor of a crash which killed her mother and three relatives is improving in hospital, police say.

Syria-linked jihadist groups banned

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Five Syria-linked jihadist groups in the UK are banned, as ministers say terrorists connected with conflicts in Syria and Iraq pose a threat to the UK.

Chikungunya virus spreads to Cuba

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:58
Cuba confirms its first cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya fever as the virus continues to spread through the Caribbean and Central America.

VIDEO: Could this robot improve empathy?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:46
A robot which reacts to the way people speak to it and each other could change their behaviour.

Rosetta: Icy quarry coming into view

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:44
The Rosetta spacecraft is now 165,000km from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and closing. Pictures of the 4km-wide ice ball will now get more and more detailed.

Labour would cut youth benefits

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:39
Ed Miliband announces plans to cut benefits for the young unemployed who refuse training - and insists he can "defy the odds" by winning next year's election.

Pinewood wins £200m expansion appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:34
Pinewood Studios is set to double in size after winning an appeal against the rejection of its £200m expansion plan.

VIDEO: Rebuilt village left exposed to sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 05:14
Residents living in a storm-hit village have met with the flood recovery minister to argue the case for their sea defences

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