International News

Sherwood sacked as Tottenham manager

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 11:39
Tim Sherwood's five-month reign as Tottenham Hotspur manager ends after they finish sixth in the Premier League.

UN Syria envoy Brahimi stepping down

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 11:24
UN envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is stepping down, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announces, admitting no breakthrough in three years of conflict.

Gatland selection warning for exiles

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 11:16
Wales coach Warren Gatland says he might consider not selecting players based in England in future.

VIDEO: Astronaut says goodbye to robot companion

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 11:12
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata says goodbye to his humanoid robot companion, Kirobo, as he wraps up his mission aboard the International Space Station.

Man held over Claudia Lawrence case

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:37
A 59-year-old man from York is arrested on suspicion of murdering chef Claudia Lawrence, who has been missing since 2009.

Court to probe UK Iraq abuse claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:33
An initial investigation into claims that UK forces abused Iraqi detainees is to be opened by the International Criminal Court.

US beats France for wine drinking

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:23
The US overtakes France to become the world's biggest market for wine, according to figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

Games ticket 'fiasco' website closed

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:22
The organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow close the ticket website and phoneline until technical problems can be resolved.

'Troops killed' in Ukraine ambush

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:14
Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian insurgent have reportedly been killed in an ambush in the eastern Donetsk region, reports say.

Kenya bans buses with tinted windows

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:09
Kenya's police chief David Kimaiyo orders the seizure of commuter buses with tinted windows in an attempt to prevent attacks by militants Islamists.

Court battle over Bob Marley songs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 10:06
The High Court in London begins hearing arguments in a copyright dispute over 13 songs by late Jamaican reggae icon Bob Marley, including No Woman, No Cry.

Lord Trimble 'hurt' over On the Runs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:49
Former first minister and Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble says he was shocked and hurt that Tony Blair kept him in the dark about a secret process to deal with On the Runs.

Fundraiser's condition declines

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:47
The condition of Staffordshire fundraiser Stephen Sutton has deteriorated in the past 24 hours, his family confirms.

Pfizer takeover 'could delay' drugs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:35
The chief executive of AstraZeneca warns that new drug development could be hit if it were taken over by Pfizer, but Business Secretary Vince Cable says blocking a takeover is "tricky".

England set for hurt, says Whitehall

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:35
There is a "high probability" England will miss the later stages of the World Cup, a government document says.

Two new 'potential' US Mers cases

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:33
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.

Juninho joins BBC team for Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:26
Former Brazil and Middlesbrough midfielder Juninho joins the BBC punditry team for this summer's World Cup finals.

Harris 'relationship not consensual'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:22
A woman who accuses TV entertainer Rolf Harris of assaulting her from when she was a teenager denies "making up" the allegations.

Nigeria 'ready' for Boko Haram talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 09:21
The Nigerian government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, a minister tells the BBC.

Police chief suspended over claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:54
A police chief is suspended following "serious allegations" of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers and staff.
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