International News

VIDEO: Cancer missed in botched smear test

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:03
A hospital apologises to a Cheshire a woman after she was wrongly given the all-clear after a smear test.

Redskins team trademarks cancelled

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:01
The US patent office cancels the Washington Redskins trademarks, finding the football team's name disparages Native Americans.

Amazon Fire Phone offers 3D effects

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:42
Amazon unveils its first smartphone, which can change the perspective of an image depending on how the owner moves their head.

The goddess who still has to do homework

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:35
The living goddess who still has to do homework

Patients' 200-mile bed trek concern

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:20
Some mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are having to travel more than 200 miles (321km) for a bed, it emerges.

Ronaldo limps out of Portugal training

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:18
Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with ice on his knee amid fears about his participation in the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Eleven-year-old Li will play US Open

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:15
Eleven-year-old Lucy Li will become the US Women's Open's youngest qualifier as the event visits the men's venue Pinehurst.

VIDEO: 'Explosion' in child online sex abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:13
The online trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", the head of the global initiative to combat the problem has warned.

Man held in Barbados murder probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 10:43
A man is arrested after a British former soldier was stabbed to death on the Caribbean island of Barbados.

VIDEO: Iraq's special forces 'ready for ISIS'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 10:09
Jonathan Beale reports from Baghdad, where security forces say they are ready to ''take on'' ISIS militants.

Pennetta win is Watson's 'best ever'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 10:00
British number one Heather Watson reaches the Eastbourne quarter-finals with her "biggest ever" win but Johanna Konta loses.

VIDEO: Highlights: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:52
The Netherlands fight back from 2-1 down to claim a hard-fought 3-2 win over Australia in their Group B match in Porto Alegre.

Spain's Juan Carlos signs abdication

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:41
The reign of King Juan Carlos of Spain enters its final hours as he signs the bill on his abdication and the succession of his son, Prince Felipe.

Banners at home 'blatantly racist'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:34
Banners put outside a house in east Belfast where a man originally from Nigeria was due to move in were "blatantly racist", says Alliance MP Naomi Long.

China’s banking leader rejects fears over British exit from EU

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:10
Chairman of China Construction Bank says London will be leading financial centre whatever the decision in a referendum

Men skip bail 'to fight in Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:00
Two men who were under criminal investigation have absconded from the UK intending to join jihadists in Syria, the BBC has learned.

Troubled nursing home closed by Bupa

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 09:00
The troubled Pentland Hill Nursing Home in Edinburgh is to be closed voluntarily by its operator Bupa.

ISIS militants threaten UK - Cameron

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:44
David Cameron warns of the threat to the UK from jihadist terrorism if an "extreme Islamist regime" is created in the centre of Iraq.

AUDIO: Winterson in stew over rabbit kill

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:42
Author Jeanette Winterson says 'squeamish' reactions reveal issues about food habits after posting Twitter picture of rabbit she trapped, killed and cooked

Stadium safety fears 'dropped'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 08:42
Council officials took a "political decision" not to pursue safety concerns at Hillsborough stadium after receiving a £2m legal threat, an inquest jury hears.
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