International News

VIDEO: MPs call for alcohol warning labels

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:07
A parliamentary group is lobbying for health warnings on all alcohol packaging, similar to those found on cigarette packs.

Travel warning after storm hits

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Parts of Scotland are badly affected by high winds and heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.

Maliki spurned in new Iraq PM choice

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled PM Nouri Maliki, as details emerge of the plight of Yazidis in Kurdistan.

VIDEO: Rural crime up 5% in last year

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:59
Rural crime in the UK has risen by more than 5% in the last year, according to latest figures from farm insurance company, NFU Mutual.

Bale targets six trophies this season

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:47
Gareth Bale is targeting a clean sweep of six trophies with Real Madrid this season, starting with Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup.

VIDEO: Fleeing families 'starving and scared'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:42
Ten of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq are fleeing for their lives, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State.

VIDEO: Man who shot at bad drivers in court

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:05
A man appears in court in the German city of Wuerzberg accused of firing more than 700 bullets at vehicles on motorways over five years.

Nigeria soldiers' wives protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 11:01
The wives of Nigerian soldiers have protested against their husbands being sent to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram, a demonstrator says

Row over Nato schools disruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:52
Plans to disrupt opening times of schools in the Vale of Glamorgan during the Nato summit, despite it being held 25 miles away, are criticised.

VIDEO: Child's buggy rolls on to Tube tracks

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:50
British Transport Police have released CCTV images showing a pushchair with a small child rolling on to the tracks at a London Underground station, moments before a train arrived.

Kenyan men hide from circumcision

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:44
Men from several ethnic groups in a small town in western Kenya have gone into hiding fearing they will be forcibly circumcised after a spate of attacks.

VIDEO: Surgery for boy born without ears

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:31
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

Buzzfeed receives $50m investment

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:17
A venture capitalist firm has invested $50m in the internet-media company Buzzfeed to expand coverage and produce more videos.

Boy 'murdered by jealous love rival'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:15
A 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death by his girlfriend's former partner, a court hears.

GSK faces bribery claims in Syria

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 10:04
The international pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline faces new claims that it bribed Syrian distributors to increase sales in the country,

Game of Thrones actor dies suddenly

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:43
Veteran actor JJ Murphy dies after filming his first Game of Thrones scenes.

Mackenzie Crook unearths metal detector sitcom

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:37
Will Gompertz on Mackenzie Crook's new direction

Brazilians bid $611m for Chiquita

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:31
Two Brazilian companies make a $611m (£363m) bid for US banana group Chiquita, which had planned to merge with Irish fruit firm Fyffes.

Boy has ears created from ribs

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:14
A nine-year-old boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

Durkan rejects borehole application

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 09:10
Northern Ireland's environment minister rejects an application to drill an exploratory borehole for shale gas in County Fermanagh.
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