International News

Gatlin beats returning Gay in 100m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 13:00
Justin Gatlin beats the returning Tyson Gay in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne.

UK airports 'normal' after warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 12:56
UK airports say they are running as usual, after the US urges tightened security amid warnings of a "credible" terrorism threat.

Scolari confident of World Cup glory

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 12:51
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are three steps away from World Cup glory and rejects criticism of his methods.

Opening ceremony launches Tour

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 12:45
Participants in the Tour de France parade through the centre of Leeds before taking part in the opening ceremony.

Crashed lorry acid spill shuts M11

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 12:44
A lorry overturns on a motorway in Essex and spills a large amount of acid across both carriageways, closing the M11.

Hull KR part company with Sandercock

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 12:03
Hull KR part company with coach Craig Sandercock with immediate effect, reports BBC Radio Humberside.

VIDEO: Gay loses on drugs ban return to Gatlin

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 11:58
American Tyson Gay finishes second to compatriot Justin Gatlin on his comeback from a doping ban in the Lausanne Diamond League 100m.

'Fizzy' conman jailed for £30m scam

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:39
A fraudster named "Fizzy" because of his love for champagne is jailed for conning people in a bogus lottery scam worth up to £30m.

Muhammad Ali inspires me - Hamilton

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:38
Lewis Hamilton says he is inspired by Muhammad Ali in his bid to overhaul Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Wastewater 'triggers US quake surge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:35
Disposing of fossil fuel wastewater is likely to have triggered a sharp rise in earthquakes in the US state of Oklahoma, say scientists.

Sex abuse victim criticises church

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:33
A woman who was sexually abused by a Jehovah's Witness elder as a child criticises the way the church handled her complaints.

Black Pete is 'negative stereotype'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:26
Black Pete, the popular sidekick to the Dutch St Nicholas during winter festivities is a "negative stereotype", an Amsterdam court says.

Man shot dead and two others injured

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:20
A man is shot and killed and two others are injured after hundreds of "lads" are reported to have gathered around a Birmingham street.

MP's paedophile dossier 'explosive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:16
The MP who passed paedophile allegations to the Home Office in the 1980s believed they would "blow the lid" on famous child abusers, his son says.

VIDEO: Safarova hits dazzling winner

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 10:00
Lucie Safarova delights the Centre Court crowd with a dazzling cross-court winner against fellow Czech Petra Kvitova during their Wimbledon semi-final.

Today at Wimbledon: Friday at a glance

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 09:49
Novak Djokovic takes on Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer faces Milos Raonic in the semi-finals at Wimbledon on Friday.

VIDEO: Stories from Isis-controlled Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 09:47
Iraqis from areas seized by forces led by the Islamist extremist group Isis, have been telling harrowing stories about people being targeted by the fighters and killed.

Ruling 'threatens NI institutions'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 09:34
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says the Stormont institutions have been put under threat by a ruling on an Orange Order parade.

Google criticised for BBC takedown

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 09:29
Google's decision to remove a BBC article from some of its search results was "not a good judgement", an EU spokesman says.

Dow closes over 17,000 for first time

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 09:28
The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a US stock index made up of some of the biggest global firms - closes above 17,000 for the first time.
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