International News

Report doubts drug use and penalties

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:01
A Home Office study of drug policies used across the world suggests there is no link between how tough penalties are and the level of drug use.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:59
The developer forced to leave her home due to threats

Burgess will succeed, says Robinson

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:50
Dual-code great Jason Robinson believes "there is no doubt" Bath-bound convert Sam Burgess "will play a massive part for England".

Ferdinand suspended & fined £25,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:43
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand is suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the FA for comments he made on Twitter.

Police apology over murderer's guns

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:29
Surrey Police apologises to the family of two women for returning guns to a man convicted of murdering them at a puppy farm near Farnham.

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 15:03
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.

US attends Ebola conference in Cuba

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:55
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.

Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:55
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village.

VIDEO: Pensioner guilty of double murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:48
Puppy farmer John Lowe, 82, has been found guilty of murdering his partner Christine Lee and her daughter Lucy Lee on his Surrey puppy farm

VIDEO: UK charities launch Ebola aid appeal

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:36
An appeal for the Ebola crisis in West Africa is to be launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Manchester City 0-2 Newcastle United

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:05
Holders Manchester City are knocked out of the League Cup as Newcastle earn their first win in 12 attempts at the Etihad.

Pietersen claims sadden England pair

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:00
England bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson say they are saddened by Kevin Pietersen's claims of a bullying culture.

VIDEO: Newly-lit Sistine Chapel is unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:56
The Vatican has unveiled a new hi-tech LED lighting system for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.

Wales' £2bn EU deal formally agreed

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:48
A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 has been formally agreed.

MP Jim Murphy joins Labour contest

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:42
Jim Murphy says he is seeking a "fresh start for Scotland and the Labour Party" as he confirms he will stand for leadership of the party in Scotland.

Celtic 6-0 Partick Thistle

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:32
John Guidetti scores a hat-trick as Celtic thrash Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals.

RAF jets intercept cargo plane

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:30
Two RAF jets create a sonic boom as they intercept a Latvian cargo plane over Kent and accompany it to Stansted Airport.

Bradford family 'stabbed to death'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:43
Three members of Bradford family found dead at their home were stabbed to death and a fourth died from hanging, post-mortem tests reveal.

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:40
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.

Russia 'steps up' military flights

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:33
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.

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