International News

Man and woman killed in Newry crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 13:01
A 67-year-old woman and 19-year-old man have died in a two-vehicle crash in Newry, County Down.

Syrian rebels raid Lebanese town

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 12:34
There are scenes of chaos as Islamist rebels from Syria raid a border town in Lebanon, killing two members of the security forces and abducting others.

Israel action 'foolish' - Ashdown

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 12:32
Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown calls Israel's attacks on Gaza "foolish" and "disproportionate" and urges peace talks.

Ex-Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith dies at 59

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 12:09
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died following complications from major heart surgery at the age of 59, his company says.

Pitman painter Norman Cornish dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
The last of the "Pitman painters", known for his pictures of everyday life, dies at the age of 94.

Slenderman stab girl 'mentally unfit'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:03
A schoolgirl accused of trying to kill her friend to 'please' an online horror character is 'mentally unfit' for trial.

VIDEO: WW1 monument melts in hours

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:59
Five thousand ice sculptures have melted away after going on display to commemorate World War One.

Syrian villagers drive out jihadists

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 09:25
Villagers in eastern Syria drive out Islamic State militants, in a rare display of local resistance to the group, as fighting rages in neighbouring Iraq.

British woman killed at game lodge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:33
A British woman is believed to have been robbed and stabbed to death at a game lodge she owned in South Africa.

Training boost for Games volunteers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:28
A £2.4m employability programme is to be opened up to young Commonwealth Games volunteers, First Minister Alex Salmond says.

Soldiers die in crash with tractor

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
Two soldiers, from England, serving with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, die following a crash involving a car and a tractor in Cullybackey, County Antrim.

Boy arrested for attempted murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 08:04
A 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and wounding after two men were stabbed.

GCHQ unveils 'cyber spy' degrees

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:34
Intelligence agency GCHQ accredits six UK universities to teach specialist master's degree courses to future internet security experts.

French officer held in cocaine hunt

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:33
A French drugs squad officer is arrested in the city of Perpignan on suspicion of stealing more than 50kg of cocaine from Paris police headquarters.

Man arrested over Chihuahua swinging

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:28
A 19-year-old is arrested after a man was filmed swinging a Chihuahua dog by its lead around his head on a walk.

Adams beats Walsh to win historic gold

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:21
England's Nicola Adams beats Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh to become the first female Commonwealth boxing champion.

Coastguards warn of 'choppy' seas

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:17
Coastguards are urging people to take care in "choppy" seas after three incidents in the space of an hour.

Man nose-pushes sprout up mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:15
A man completes his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.

Botswana's Montsho fails doping test

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:33
Former world and Commonwealth 400m champion Amantle Montsho is provisionally suspended after failing a doping test.

AUDIO: 'Slenderman' teen unfit to stand trial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:22
A 12-year-old girl, accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate to please a fictional online character, has been ruled mentally unfit to stand trial.

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