International News

VIDEO: Shaun the Sheep wins character poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 13:09
Shaun the Sheep has been voted the nation's favourite children's TV character, beating off rivals such as Postman Pat, Paddington and the Wombles.

Emergency data laws clear Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 13:08
MPs have voted through the government's emergency legislation giving the security services access to people's phone and internet records.

Jordan MacKay death - third arrest

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 12:59
A 43-year-old woman becomes the third person to be arrested and charged with the murder of joiner Jordan MacKay.

Man dies in motorcycle collision

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 12:35
A 68-year-old motorcyclist dies after a three-vehicle crash in Annahilt, County Down.

Pentagon says no F-35 at Farnborough

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 12:27
The Pentagon says the F-35 combat jet - due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers - will not go to the Farnborough Airshow because of continuing inspections.

Brics nations to create $100bn bank

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 12:01
The leaders of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - sign a deal to create a new $100bn development bank and emergency reserve fund.

Arrears up after housing benefit cut

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:57
More than half of tenants affected by a housing benefit cut in England are struggling to pay the additional rent, according to an official report.

'Trojan Horse' trustees resign

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:41
The board of trustees at the centre of the alleged "Trojan Horse" Muslim takeover plot involving Birmingham schools announces its resignation.

VIDEO: WW1 aircraft arrive at RAF museum

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:40
Three World War One aircraft have arrived at an RAF museum ahead of a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Gove not demoted, insists Cameron

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:36
Michael Gove's new job is not a demotion, says No 10, as David Cameron unveils his biggest reshuffle, including more top jobs for women.

Mali and rebels exchange prisoners

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:32
Mali's government and Tuareg rebels exchange dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks in Algiers.

VIDEO: What did Gove do for education?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:12
The BBC's Alex Forsyth gauged reaction to Michael Gove's work as education secretary.

Israel hits Gaza as truce bid fails

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 11:05
Israel says it has resumed bombardment of Gaza, after earlier accepting a truce proposal, as Hamas militants continued firing rockets.

VIDEO: Pupils 'unprotected from extremism'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:43
A school is not protecting its pupils from the possible risks of extremism and should go into special measures, an Ofsted report has said.

Cameron chooses Tory peer for EU job

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:43
David Cameron nominates Lord Hill, the leader of the House of Lords, to be the UK's next European Commissioner.

Welsh spaceport site on shortlist

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:28
A site in Gwynedd has been selected as possible location for a UK spaceport base.

Embassies fail to pay £82m road bill

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:05
Foreign embassies in London have failed to pay more than £82m in congestion charge over the past decade, figures reveal.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 10:02
MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.

Crash on Moscow metro kills 21

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:57
A rush-hour train derails on the Moscow metro, killing 21 people, the Russian authorities say, with scores more injured.

Bomb is found behind wheel of car

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 09:43
A bomb is found behind the back wheel of a car in the Enagh area of Londonderry.
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