International News

Sex abuser is jailed for 11 years

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 03:05
A former scout leader, part-time fireman and sports referee is jailed for 11 years for sex abuse offences.

Kincora claims 'need to be' examined

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:45
Allegations that abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in east Belfast was linked to British intelligence services need to be investigated, says a former PSNI assistant chief constable.

VIDEO: Moment missile destroys Gaza house

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:35
Footage from Gaza shows the moment a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile, as Israel continues its operation to halt Palestinian rocket attacks.

10 great Open moments

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:34
Tiger Woods' tears, Jean van de Velde's meltdown and Seve's fist-pumps all feature in BBC Sport's great Open moments.

What makes a conference really irritating?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:29
What really, really makes a conference irritating?

Mexico restricts soft drink TV ads

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:17
Mexico is restricting TV advertising for high-calorie foods and soft drinks, as part of its campaign to tackle obesity, the government has announced.

Typhoon batters central Philippines

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:14
A powerful storm hits the central Philippines, killing at least ten people and forcing thousands of others to evacuate.

TV channel fined £100,000 for violence

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:10
Media regulator Ofcom fines the Investigation Discovery channel £100,000 for showing a crime series about female killers before the 21:00 watershed.

Jobless up despite employment rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:09
The number of people out of work in Scotland rose by 13,000 to 192,000 over the three months to May, according to official figures.

'Europe's largest' pirate press raided

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:09
'Significant' numbers of illegal DVDs, CDs and vinyl records seized at underground German factory.

UK unemployment falls to 2.12m

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 02:02
UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May, official figures show.

Death row Briton loses funding fight

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:34
A grandmother on death row in Indonesia loses her Supreme Court challenge over the lawfulness of a UK Government policy not to provide legal funding to Britons facing capital charges abroad.

Final reshuffle appointments due

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:33
David Cameron is due to complete the final appointments in his biggest ministerial reshuffle before questions from MPs in the Commons.

55 dead sharks on beach 'horrific'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:23
A marine biologist says the "horrific" sight of 55 sharks washed up on a Gower beach may be the result of trawling.

Doosan Babcock to create 380 UK jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:09
Doosan Babcock is to create 266 jobs at a new process engineering centre in Renfrew, Renfrewshire.

VIDEO: Meet Ireland's new ultimate fighter

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:06
You may never have heard of it, but mixed martial arts is said to be the fastest growing sport in the world.

South Africa thieves 'steal railway'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:02
Miles of missing track cause about $2.3m of damage.

VIDEO: 'Self-drenching' craze in deaf community

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:01
The deaf community's new craze for drenching themselves.

Japan 'vagina artist' arrest debated

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 01:01
A woman who makes art based on her vagina is arrested on obscenity allegations, sparking debate in Japan.

California announces drought fines

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:39
California officials approve fines for residents who waste water, as the state faces its worst drought for nearly 40 years.
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