International News

Albania battles cannabis growers

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 14:09
Albanian police seize more than 10 tonnes of marijuana in a major operation against cannabis growers controlling the southern village of Lazarat.

England will attack Uruguay - Hodgson

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:57
Roy Hodgson says England will attack Uruguay in Thursday's crucial group game even though defeat could send them out.

VIDEO: Yuan deal of 'critical importance'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:51
The boss of China's CCB bank, Wang Hongzhang, says an agreement with the Bank of England to become the London renminbi clearing house is of "critical importance".

May 'sorry' over passport delays

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:50
Theresa May apologises for delays in passport applications, saying the government is dealing with the problem.

World Cup: Spain 0-2 Chile

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:46
Holders Spain are knocked out of the World Cup as Chile consign them to a second straight defeat in Group B.

VIDEO: Iraqi cleric warns of 'threat to peace'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:45
The BBC's John Simpson has spoken exclusively to Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Karbalai, a representative of Iraq's most senior Shia religious leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani,

VIDEO: Two UK extremists flee to Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:43
Two known extremists who were under criminal investigation have fled the UK for Syria, the BBC reveals.

US actor in not guilty murder plea

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:41
The Shield actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty to murdering his wife in a Los Angeles court.

Gerrard urges World Cup 'wake-up call'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:30
England captain Steven Gerrard warns colleagues they face a "terrible, long summer" if they make an early World Cup exit.

Auschwitz guard, 89, arrested in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:09
An 89-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of aiding and abetting the killing of hundreds of thousands of the Jews in Auschwitz death camp is arrested in the US.

Iraq formally seeks US air strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:05
Iraq formally asks the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have recently seized key cities.

World Cup: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:02
Netherlands secure a place in the last 16 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup with victory over Australia, who are eliminated.

Sherpas count cost of 'ticket to Everest'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Why Sherpas will return to work despite deadly avalanche

Fish-eating spiders 'widespread'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Scientists have discovered that a number of spider species catch and eat fish.

VIDEO: 'Children are thrown into our arms'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:52
Lieutenant Giuseppe Bisceglia of the Italian Navy tells the BBC's Matthew Price about the dramatic rescue missions to help Libyan migrant boat passengers, in trouble on the open sea.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:44
Turkey gives life sentences to the two surviving leaders of the 1980 coup, former army head Kenan Evren and ex-air chief Tahsin Sahinkaya.

VIDEO: Hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor takes a first look at Amazon's Fire Phone.

Tomkins rejoins Wigan from Saracens

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
Dual-code international Joel Tomkins returns to rugby league side Wigan Warriors after three years in rugby union with Saracens.

US central bank cuts growth forecast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:35
The US Federal Reserve cuts its growth forecast for 2014 because of the unexpectedly harsh winter and trims back its stimulus programme.

Iraq: Twitter Q&A with John Simpson

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:27
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson answers your questions
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