International News

Amos beats Rudisha to 800m gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 10:55
Nijel Amos produces a stunning run down the final straight to beat David Rudisha to 800m Commonwealth gold.

Firefighters to strike over eight days

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 10:43
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a new series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a row over conditions.

'Concern' over one in five prisons

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 10:37
The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.

Dinosaurs 'shrank' to become birds

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 10:12
Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, new research shows.

Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 10:07
A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.

Man jailed after door banging death

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 09:42
A hammer-wielding drug addict is jailed after a woman suffered a heart attack and died when she was terrorised in her own home.

Greeks cleared of shooting migrants

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 09:34
The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.

VIDEO: Tory MP: World won't tolerate deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 09:23
The Israeli bombardment of Gaza "is wrong" and has "no justification in terms of results", a Tory MP has said.

Met Opera in late union talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 09:20
The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it hopes last minute negotiations with unions over a pay dispute will avoid a staff lockout.

Senegal corruption trial 'political'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 09:20
The flamboyant son of Senegal's ex-President Abdoulaye Wade calls himself a "political prisoner" during a first appearance at his corruption trial.

Filipinos urged to leave Libya

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 09:11
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.

Gatwick staff to help with baggage

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:39
Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.

Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:31
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.

Keatings earns gold for Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:22
Daniel Keatings secures the gold medal in the men's pommel horse final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:19
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:17
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.

Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:01
An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:00
Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".

VIDEO: Footage captures power station fire

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:58
A fire has broken out at Ferrybridge power station, near Castleford.

Council staff to strike in October

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:49
Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will strike on 14 October in an ongoing pay dispute.
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