International News

Voice of Pinocchio dies aged 87

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 09:01
US actor Dickie Jones, who voiced wooden puppet Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, dies in California aged 87.

Broadway star enters applause debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:45
Theatre audiences should feel free to express appreciation for a performer however they see fit, according to a leading star of the Broadway stage.

Scottish Open 'special' for Mickelson

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:40
Phil Mickelson draws on happy memories as he prepares to defend the Scottish Open title at Royal Aberdeen.

France eyes anti-terror travel ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:21
The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.

Confusion over Suarez football ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:20
The scope of Luis Suarez's ban "from all football-related activity" remains unclear two weeks after the punishment was given.

VIDEO: Justin King on leaving Sainsbury's

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:15
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King is leaving the company after 10 years - he explains how he turned the company around - and the challenge of discount supermarkets.

Syria opposition elects new leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:09
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.

Jail term for New Orleans ex-mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 08:03
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.

Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:58
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.

Government share sales face review

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:48
Business secretary Vince Cable has launched an informal review of the way it conducts stock market flotations of public assets.

Device check advice for any UK flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:46
All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.

Threat to over 60s' free transport

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
Funding towards free public transport for people over 60 is under threat, according to Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.

VIDEO: First ever Austen waxwork unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:41
The first ever waxwork with what is claimed to be the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen has been revealed at her museum in Bath

Google faces Motorola phone ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:33
A company wins the right to force Motorola to stop selling phones in Germany and recall handsets already sold to business customers.

Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:26
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan

Butler-Sloss: I won't quit inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:16
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.

VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:08
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:07
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.

Minister denies benefit 'deception'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:02
Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour claims of "deception" over Universal Credit in fiery Commons exchanges.

Loughgall inquest move criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:01
Nationalist politicians criticise a decision by the NI Secretary to block moves for a fresh inquest into the SAS killings of eight IRA men at Loughgall, County Armagh, in 1987.
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