International News

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 09:22
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Four in custody over £1.8m drug find

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 09:15
Four Polish nationals are remanded in custody after cannabis plants with a street value of up to £1.8m were found in a rundown Borders pub.

Sarah Payne's father found dead

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 09:15
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 09:14
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.

New strike by NHS staff announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 09:05
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Tights DNA 'matched with accused'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:59
The World's End murder trial has heard DNA from a torn pair of tights used as a ligature matched components of the accused, Angus Sinclair's profile.

Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:52
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:45
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.

Club apologises for Ebola party

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:43
A Birmingham nightclub apologises for "a huge error of judgement" in holding an Ebola-themed party.

NI budget deal agreed by two parties

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:38
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees next year's draft budget but of the five parties, only the DUP and Sinn Féin voted to support the deal.

Peak offending age for men up to 23

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:37
The peak age of offending for men has risen from 18 to 23 in the space of a generation, according to the latest conviction figures.

Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:34
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:24
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:24
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality saying he made his announcement to help others struggling with their identity.

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:20
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

Sun worker 'paid for budget details'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 08:17
A journalist at the Sun newspaper paid a government press officer £750 to leak secrets from the 2010 Budget, a court is told.

Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 07:53
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 07:49
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 07:45
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

UK can be sued over rendition case

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 07:28
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
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