International News

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.

Terry signs new one-year Chelsea deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:29
Chelsea captain John Terry signs a new one-year contract that will see him stay at Stamford Bridge until 2015.

VIDEO: Deep-sea 'graveyard' filmed

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:21
Footage recorded by the oil and gas industry shows the carcasses of four large marine creatures in a deep-sea "graveyard" off the coast of Angola.

Free school meals plan 'red rating'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:18
Nick Clegg's plan for free school meals in England has been given a "red" rating in a Whitehall risk assessment.

AUDIO: Free school meals 'will be delivered'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:09
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg insists schools will be ready to provide free lunches for all their infant pupils by the time the scheme starts this September.

City tram ticket prices announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 08:08
Ticket prices for Edinburgh's new tram service are confirmed at £8 for a return and £5 for a single journey.

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