International News

UN sends 'unofficial' aid to Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:39
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.

Mangala 'signs' for Man City in video

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:32
Manchester City's website releases a video that appears to show £32m defender Eliaquim Mangala signing for the club.

Success for hosts at Glasgow 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:20
Swimmers Ross Murdoch and Hannah Miley, as well as judo sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win gold as hosts Scotland take 10 medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games.

Wiggins says he's 'done with the road'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:04
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".

A country where liberal journalists risk death

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:04
The country where a writer accused of blasphemy must hide

Farah forgotten as Glasgow basks in golden glow

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 12:56
The Commonwealth Games began with Mo Farah pulling out but ended with Scotland celebrating a golden day to savour.

VIDEO: Pope meets Sudan 'apostasy' woman

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 12:33
Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.

Major fish kill discovered in river

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 12:06
A major fish kill in a County Armagh river is being blamed on pollution from farm waste, says the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Aruba detains top Venezuela official

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:55
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.

SA to block land sales to foreigners

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:34
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:29
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.

Miley earns medley gold for Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:07
Scotland's Hannah Miley wins swimming gold after breaking her own Commonwealth record in the 400m individual medley.

VIDEO: Mark Hamill on new Star Wars

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:05
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

Google quizzed over deleted links

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:56
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

VIDEO: Hamas leader: 'Bloodshed should end'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:46
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.

Sinn Féin confident on budget plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:45
Sinn Féin says it is now confident agreement can be reached quickly on the latest quarterly budget, known as June monitoring.

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:34
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.

Kearney secures bronze medal for NI

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:22
NI's Lisa Kearney wins a bronze medal in the -52kg women's judo category after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Killers fail to overturn voting ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:22
The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Injured Carroll faces four months out

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:18
West Ham striker Andy Carroll could be out of action for four months after tearing ligaments in his ankle and requiring surgery.
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