International News

Homes evacuated in Derry bomb alert

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:40
A number of homes are evacuated due to a security alert in the Ballyarnett area of Londonderry.

VIDEO: Mussels 'threat to UK waterways'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:34
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.

Thousands flee IS in Anbar, says UN

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:29
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.

Somalia launches postal service

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:16
Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.

Women jailed over 'pyramid scheme'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:06
Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.

Police cow shootings criticised

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 10:02
A "thorough" investigation should be held into why police shot dead three cows seen running on roads in Norwich, an animal rights charity says.

Family's £90,000 benefit fraud

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:59
Four members of a south Wales family took part in a £90,000 benefit fraud by all claiming they were living alone.

Thai diplomat summoned over murders

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:27
The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Yemen appoints new prime minister

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:25
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi appoints Khalid Bahah as his new prime minister, in a move welcomed by Shia Houthi rebels.

Hen party crash driver 'to blame'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:24
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a woman on a hen party in a crash was driving on cruise control, a court hears.

Scottish leaders invited to debate

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:18
BBC Scotland writes to the leaders of the main political parties inviting them to discuss setting up general election debates.

VIDEO: Royal hoax DJ 'was sent bullets'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:17
Radio DJ Mel Greig, who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself, has told Newsnight's Evan Davis how she was subjected to ''trolling and the death threats''.

Finnigan apologises for rape comments

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:06
TV star Judy Finnigan apologises after comments she made about convicted rapist Ched Evans on ITV's Loose Women show prompted a Twitter backlash.

World's End murder trial begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 09:04
A jury is shown photographs of the bodies of two teenagers found murdered in East Lothian 37 years ago.

UK funds Kurd bomb disposal training

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 08:45
The UK is to fund bomb disposal training for Kurdish forces in conflict with Islamic State, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Witherspoon role 'hardest' of career

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 08:29
Actress Reese Witherspoon says her new film Wild - about a young woman's 1,000-mile hike across America - was the most challenging of her career to date.

Royal hoax DJ tells of death threats

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 08:22
A radio DJ, who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself, tells Newsnight how she received death threats and bullets in the post.

Farage TV debate offer angers rivals

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 08:03
The SNP, the Green Party and Plaid Cymru criticise plans for election TV debates featuring David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg - and UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

Heathrow Ebola screening from Tuesday

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 07:54
Ebola screening will begin at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Garcia calls for Fifa culture change

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 07:35
Independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia calls for a "change of culture" at Fifa, football's world governing body.

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