International News

Tax fugitive jailed for £11.6m scam

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:04
Michael Voudouri, who fled Scotland to Cyprus after admitting a £11.6m VAT scam in 2012, is jailed for 11 and a half years.

Top Iraq cleric urges quick PM deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:04
Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.

Second seed Li suffers shock defeat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:01
Second seed Li Na is beaten 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) by Barbora Strycova in the third round of the women's singles.

Week in pictures: 21-27 June 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:00
News photos from around the world

Stats don't lie: Is your World Cup XI wrong?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:56
After 48 matches of a 64-game World Cup, who has really shone? BBC Sport digests the stats to find the best XI so far.

Jones less popular but still ahead

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:48
The popularity of First Minister Carwyn Jones has slipped over the past 11 months, according to a YouGov poll.

Djokovic wins after injury scare

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:44
Top seed Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round of the men's singles with a 6-4 6-2 6-4 defeat of Gilles Simon.

Tweeting the World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:41
Why Twitter hopes to win the World Cup

Moyes holds talks with Galatasaray

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:37
David Moyes meets with the Galatasaray president but the Turkish side say their sights are on Low or Klinsmann.

South Africa match will be 'bruising'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:37
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.

Vatican convicts ex-envoy of abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 06:03
A tribunal in the Vatican convicts the Church's former envoy to the Dominican Republic of sex abuse and defrocks him.

VIDEO: Women troops train in Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:59
BBC News visits 'the Sandhurst of the Sands' - the Afghan army academy training troops in preparation for the withdrawal of international forces.

Man Utd sign defender Shaw for £27m

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:45
Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.

Fifa lifts Beckenbauer's 90-day ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:42
Germany's World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.

Welsh exams translated for marking

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:35
An exam board has been criticised over plans to translate Welsh-speaking pupils' papers so they can be marked by examiners in English.

Pistorius evaluator has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:31
A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has suffered a heart attack, days before the Olympic athlete's murder trial resumes.

Wimbledon installs 'champions gate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 05:24
A gate, allowing Wimbledon winners to reach their entourage without climbing over flat roofs, is installed on Centre Court.

Dog walker drowned in racing tide

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:58
A woman on a Mothering Sunday walk on a Carmarthenshire beach drowned after being cut off by the fast-moving tide, an inquest hears.

Cats and Evita make West End return

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:58
Hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Cats and Evita are to return to the West End stage.

VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 04:55
The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.
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