International News

Russia 'shot down Ukraine jet'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:06
A Ukrainian security spokesman accuses the Russian air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.

VIDEO: Officials warn of UK heat wave

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:04
Public health officials are warning people to be careful as a heatwave alert is issued for parts of the UK.

Bug cases rise at athletes' village

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:48
Twenty more people have been affected by a suspected norovirus outbreak at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in Glasgow.

England pupils to top eight million

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:26
Official figures show the number of pupils in England's schools is expected to reach its highest level in almost half a century.

Governor rejects extremism claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:26
The chairman of governors at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford hits back after an Ofsted report said pupils were not being protected from the risks of extremism.

Washington DC eases cannabis penalty

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:22
Washington DC ends criminal penalties for cannabis possession, giving the US capital one of the most liberal marijuana laws in the country.

Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:17
Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:58
An inquiry has found the "on the runs" scheme "flawed" but lawful, MPs are told.

VIDEO: Bollywood's answer to Four Lions?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:53
Bollywood star and producer Farhan Akhtar's latest film Bangistan is being hailed as India's answer to Brit flick Four Lions

Russian shares fall on sanctions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:45
Russian share prices fall sharply after US and European sanctions were boosted over the crisis in the Ukraine.

Day in pictures: 17 July 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:39
24 hours of news photos: 17 July

Three Cyril Smith probes 'halted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:33
A former detective says three investigations into Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations were stopped.

Shocking abuse claims at Mexico's 'Big Family'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:28
Abuse allegations at Mexico home raise tough questions

Bank fines to pay for veterans' homes

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:22
Almost £20m raised by fining the banking industry will partly fund specialist accommodation for military veterans, the prime minister says.

Alexander seeks police guns meeting

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:20
Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander asks to meet Police Scotland chief constable Sir Stephen House over the routine deployment of armed police in the Highlands.

Accused admits manslaughter stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:14
A woman who stabbed a man in the neck in his car pleads guilty to manslaughter.

VIDEO: Open Day 1: Garcia's stunning chip

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:05
Spain's Sergio Garcia produces a moment of brilliance as he chips in on the 11th from off the green on the opening day of the Open at Royal Liverpool.

What's the best way to deal with being booed?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 04:00
How do public figures react to hostile crowds?

Lib Dem benefits 'hypocrisy' slammed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:57
Labour and the Conservatives turn on the Lib Dems after they call for an overhaul of the coalition's housing benefit reform, known to critics as the "bedroom tax".

Library campaigners win court battle

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 03:47
Campaigners win a High Court battle against cuts to council library services.
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