International News

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

BBC - 13 hours 25 min ago
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Privacy regulator to get more money

BBC - 13 hours 26 min ago
The Information Commissioner's Office is to receive more funding so it can monitor the implications of the controversial new "emergency" data law.

VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum

BBC - 13 hours 26 min ago
An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy

Jobs go at troubled car parts firm

BBC - 13 hours 33 min ago
A car parts firm goes into administration with the loss of 1,244 jobs, including 78 in Wales.

VIDEO: Witnesses describe two hour execution

BBC - 13 hours 51 min ago
Victims' family speak out, saying they don't believe inmate Joseph Wood was 'suffering' after a two-hour execution in Arizona.

Farah out of Commonwealth Games

BBC - 13 hours 56 min ago
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.

VIDEO: Meet the 'Women Against Feminism'

BBC - 13 hours 58 min ago
The young women who say they don't need feminism

Drone finds missing 82-year-old man

BBC - 13 hours 59 min ago
A model drone has helped locate an elderly man in Wisconsin who had been missing for three days.

Big rise in council redundancy costs

BBC - 14 hours 2 min ago
Cash-strapped Welsh councils have spent nearly twice as much on making staff redundant as they did last year, BBC Wales learns.

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

BBC - 14 hours 5 min ago
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.

Banksy 'belongs to the government'

BBC - 14 hours 14 min ago
A Banksy artwork painted on a Cheltenham house belongs to the Department for Transport, a retired chartered surveyor claims.

VIDEO: UK 'disappointed' no Gaza ceasefire

BBC - 14 hours 15 min ago
The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.

Walking stick gun handed to police

BBC - 14 hours 20 min ago
An antique shotgun disguised as a walking stick is handed in to police as part of a Greater Manchester gun amnesty.

VIDEO: Shakespeare in Love stage show opens

BBC - 14 hours 46 min ago
An adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, Shakespeare in Love, makes its London stage debut.

UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation

BBC - 14 hours 47 min ago
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water.

European Central Bank website hacked

BBC - 14 hours 49 min ago
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

BBC - 14 hours 52 min ago
The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.

Man charged with MH17 Twitter post

BBC - 14 hours 54 min ago
An 18-year-old man from Sunderland is charged over an offensive Twitter message relating to the Malaysia Airlines crash.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

BBC - 15 hours 27 sec ago
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

BBC - 15 hours 2 min ago
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
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