International News

Efforts to curb smugglers 'farcical'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 15:01
Efforts by HMRC to tackle tobacco smuggling have been hampered by a "farcical" lack of action, according to a committee of MPs.

VIDEO: Panic, disarray and flight in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:36
Paul Wood reports on where resistance to ISIS lies, as an army deserter tells him the group inspired such fear in his commanding officers that "morale completely collapsed".

Higgs boson scientists are knighted

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:25
A physicist who predicted the Higgs boson - and another who eventually found it - are among scientists recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Brazil's Rousseff shrugs off abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:23
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, targeted by obscene chants during the World Cup opening match, says "verbal aggression" will not bother her.

World Cup: Spain 1-5 Netherlands

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:18
Spain's World Cup defence begins with a 5-1 thrashing by Group B rivals Netherlands in a rematch of the 2010 final.

Obama to 'review options' on Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 14:06
US President Barack Obama says he will take several days to decide what action to take over the Iraq crisis, but says no US troops will be deployed.

World Cup: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:55
Mexico overcome having two goals controversially ruled out to beat Group A rivals Cameroon courtesy of a Oribe Peralta strike.

Gillespie leads NI's honours list

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:38
Former police deputy chief constable Judith Gillespie leads the list of Northern Ireland names on this year's Queen's Birthday honours list.

Three veteran MPs honoured by Queen

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:33
MPs Nicholas Soames, Bill Cash and Dawn Primarolo are among those recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

'Superhead' Anthony Seldon knighted

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:33
Dr Anthony Seldon, head of Wellington College, is knighted by the Queen in her annual birthday honours list.

Medical research defender knighted

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:33
A hugely influential scientist who defended animal experiments, despite threats to his life, has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday honours.

Honour for Raspberry Pi pioneer

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:33
Video game veteran and Raspberry Pi co-creator David Braben has been appointed OBE in the Birthday Honours list.

Day-Lewis knighted in Honours list

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:32
Triple Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been made a knight in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

MBE for fundraiser Stephen Sutton

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:32
Teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton is appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Birthday Honours: Ten famous faces

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:31
Ten of the big-name recipients on the 2014 list

Is the video game industry sexist?

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:31
Why women are missing from video games

Sports stars get Birthday Honours

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:30
Laura Davies, Warren Gatland, Lizzy Yarnold and Kevin Sinfield are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Full jails told to take more inmates

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:27
The Ministry of Justice orders dozens of already full jails to take more prisoners because the jail population is increasing faster than expected.

VIDEO: Highlights: Spain 1-5 Netherlands

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:15
Netherlands thrash defending champions Spain 5-1 in the opening game of Group B, with two goals each for Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.

VIDEO: Dangling house burns down

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 12:43
Officials in Texas have set fire to a luxury Texas lakeside home that was dangling over the edge of a cliff.
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