International News

VIDEO: Force warned over police kill threat

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:19
West Midlands Police says it is "business as usual" after receiving an anonymous warning over officers' safety.

President Obama writes Frozen code

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:09
The US president joined a group of middle-school children taking part in the "Hour of Code" computer education project.

Day in pictures: 9 December 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:09
News images from around the world: 9 December

US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:07
The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.

Real IRA leader fails in release bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:06
Former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt fails in his bid to be released from prison immediately.

Hospital deaths inquiry launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:05
An independent investigation into the deaths of dozens of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire is launched.

Web security firm creating 80 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:55
Eighty jobs are to be created in Belfast by American web security firm WhiteHat Security.

VIDEO: BBC under fire in Iraq's Baiji refinery

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:55
Iraq's armed forces have retaken control of the Baiji Oil Refinery in the north of the country but are still under attack from snipers, as Quentin Sommerville reports.

Checks ordered on 'helicopter fault'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:26
Checks are being ordered on some North Sea helicopters after the discovery of a fault which could cause emergency exits to jam.

Ready meals may count in five a day

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:25
The government is considering adding its "five-a-day" logo to ready meals and tinned foods that contain fruit and vegetables.

French hostage freed in Mali

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:23
A French hostage seized in Mali more than three years ago, Serge Lazarevic, has been released, French President Francois Hollande announces.

VIDEO: What is a weather 'bomb'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:18
Peter Gibbs explains what is behind the official term for a weather bomb "explosive cyclogenesis"

VIDEO: Sperm whale saved after seven beached

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:18
Rescuers in South Australia lead a sperm whale into deeper water after it is found in distress near the scene of a rare mass beaching.

Appeal clears ex-gang man of murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:10
A former gang member who was sentenced to life for the shooting of a teenager is cleared of his murder at the Court of Appeal.

Child rapist sentence 'unlawful'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:09
A "very dangerous" child rapist is released from prison after a senior judge said it would be unlawful to keep him locked up.

Oil sector 'could lose 35,000 jobs'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:59
As many as 35,000 oil and gas industry jobs could go in the next five years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Dewani leaves South Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:56
Shrien Dewani leaves South Africa after a judge cleared him of the charge of arranging his wife's murder.

Kosovo set to compete at Rio 2016

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:53
A Kosovo team will take part at the 2016 Olympics in Rio after the nation gains International Olympic Committee membership.

Israel's Gaza strikes 'war crimes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:50
Israeli air strikes on high-rise buildings in this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says, in a report criticised by Israel.

'Phillip Hughes could have been me'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:42
Depression, insanity, arson, attempted suicide - struck three times on the head by a cricket ball, Mark Vermeulen survived to tell the tale.

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