International News

Cadbury manor blaze was arson attack

BBC - 3 hours 51 min ago
The former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham has been destroyed in an arson attack.

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola

BBC - 4 hours 9 min ago
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

BBC - 4 hours 12 min ago
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them.

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?

BBC - 4 hours 16 min ago
An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.

Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

BBC - 4 hours 42 min ago
Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.

Giant wind farm plan is scrapped

BBC - 4 hours 44 min ago
A massive wind farm planned for the Irish Sea - covering an area the size of Anglesey - has been scrapped.

Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry

BBC - 5 hours 11 sec ago
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".

Warm weather hits British Gas profit

BBC - 5 hours 1 min ago
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'

BBC - 5 hours 4 min ago
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Bathers drown off Karachi coast

BBC - 5 hours 10 min ago
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'

BBC - 5 hours 31 min ago
A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:53
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Walker dies after fall on Snowdon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
A man has died after falling at least 200ft (60m) while walking just below the summit of Snowdon.

School infants 'obese' warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:15
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Argentina defaults for second time

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:01
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:46
Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

Race to find India landslide missing

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:46
Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.

VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:33
A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.

Estate agency to be sold for £16.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 22:19
Wales' biggest building society, the Principality, is selling its estate agency business, Peter Alan, for almost £16.5 million.
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