International News

eBay pulls sales of 'spyware phones'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:21
Online marketplace eBay is blocking the sale of a Chinese-made Android handset after reports the model is pre-installed with spyware.

Smith admits 2016 Olympic ambition

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 07:17
Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith confirms for the first time that he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:58
Prime Minister David Cameron takes questions from Labour leader Ed Miliband and MPs.

Xenophobic attacks rise in Germany

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:57
Attacks on foreigners in Germany rose by a fifth in 2013 while the threat from Islamist groups continued to grow, the country's top security official says.

The Fugue beats Treve at Royal Ascot

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:55
The Fugue, owned by Lord Lloyd-Webber, wins the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot as favourite Treve finishes third.

Kenya arrests over coast attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:50
Several people, including suspected ringleaders, have been arrested over this week's deadly attacks on Kenya's coast, the local police chief says.

Libya condemns secret US raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:47
Libya condemns a secret US military operation to capture the suspected leader of the deadly raid on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi in 2012.

'No wage rises' until 5% jobless rate

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:46
Average wages may not rise significantly until the unemployment rate has fallen to 5%, a Bank of England policymaker has suggested.

Robinson cancels trip to Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:35
Peter Robinson cancels a planned investment trip to Brazil because he is concerned about the potential for a difficult marching season.

Battle grips Iraq's biggest refinery

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:33
The Iraqi army says it has driven off militants attacking the country's biggest oil refinery amid reports that most of it is in militant hands.

Human rights win on minor crimes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 06:05
Cautions and minor convictions should remain part of a protected private life and not have to be disclosed in criminal record checks, the Supreme Court rules.

Ukraine leader 'to order ceasefire'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:51
Ukraine's president sets out proposals for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral ceasefire by government forces.

Pepper spray drones put on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:47
A South African company says it has received its first order for a drone that can fire pepper-spray bullets and features "blinding lasers".

Met cancels 'anti-Semitic' broadcast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:45
New York's Metropolitan Opera cancels plans for a global HD broadcast of a performance amid fears it could spark anti-Semitic sentiment.

What's the law on killing rabbits?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:31
Are you allowed to control the rabbit population in your garden?

Your pictures: Old technology

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:29
Readers' photos on the theme of "old technology"

Blow-up doll row death reward offer

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:23
A £20,000 reward is offered by festival organisers to help catch the man responsible for the death of Robert Hart at the Parklife Festival in Manchester.

Ex-Palestinian prisoners re-arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:23
Israeli troops arrest a further 65 Palestinians, including 51 freed in 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, as they search for three missing teenagers.

Chemical use in Syria 'systematic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:19
A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog believes toxic chemicals such as chlorine are being used in a "systematic manner" in Syria.

VIDEO: WW2 secrets on display at Bletchley

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:15
The work of World War Two codebreakers go on display at a new museum at Bletchley Park, opened by the Duchess of Cambridge.
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