International News

Wiggins questions price of Tour fame

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:31
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he sometimes wishes he had never won the Tour de France and Olympic gold in 2012.

Taiwan plane crash toll reaches 48

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 21:29
Forty-eight people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in Taiwan's Penghu island, as a storm passed over the area.

Taiwan plane crash: In pictures

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:50
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan

India MPs demand 'force-fed' probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:24
Opposition MPs in India demand an investigation into reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man fasting for Ramadan.

Dogs 'hardwired' to be jealous wags

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 19:09
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.

Labour considers sport betting levy

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:51
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

Arizona execution takes two hours

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:49
US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.

Gaza: Hamas seeks to emerge stronger

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:59
Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet

VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:24
Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.

VIDEO: The blind art of conducting a choir

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:16
Can blind people be taught to conduct a choir with meaningful gestures that the singers understand?

Wildlife film-makers' tricks of the trade

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:00
Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

Santiago rail crash families want answers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:56
Families wait for answers year after Spanish rail disaster

RNLI warns of rise in coastal deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:52
A total of 167 people lost their lives off the UK coastline last year - the highest number since 2010 - the RNLI says.

VIDEO: Ukraine rebel leader admits Russia links

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:47
The leader of Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Borodai, has admitted contacts with Russian security services.

Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:16
Eight places in Europe that also want independence

Four suicides at 'crisis' prison

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:04
A Nottinghamshire jail where four inmates killed themselves in less than a year is described as a "prison in crisis" in a report.

Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:58
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.

Paracetamol for back pain questioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:55
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:38
The government has a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs warn, while ministers say the issue is treated "extremely seriously".

The pros can wait, says London 2012 champion Adams

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:15
Olympic history making boxer Nicola Adams wants a Commonwealth Games gold to complete her medal set, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs.
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