International News

Auschwitz guard, 89, arrested in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:09
An 89-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of aiding and abetting the killing of hundreds of thousands of the Jews in Auschwitz death camp is arrested in the US.

Iraq formally seeks US air strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:05
Iraq formally asks the US to launch air strikes against jihadist militants who have recently seized key cities.

World Cup: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:02
Netherlands secure a place in the last 16 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup with victory over Australia, who are eliminated.

Sherpas count cost of 'ticket to Everest'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Why Sherpas will return to work despite deadly avalanche

Fish-eating spiders 'widespread'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Scientists have discovered that a number of spider species catch and eat fish.

VIDEO: 'Children are thrown into our arms'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:52
Lieutenant Giuseppe Bisceglia of the Italian Navy tells the BBC's Matthew Price about the dramatic rescue missions to help Libyan migrant boat passengers, in trouble on the open sea.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:44
Turkey gives life sentences to the two surviving leaders of the 1980 coup, former army head Kenan Evren and ex-air chief Tahsin Sahinkaya.

VIDEO: Hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor takes a first look at Amazon's Fire Phone.

Tomkins rejoins Wigan from Saracens

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
Dual-code international Joel Tomkins returns to rugby league side Wigan Warriors after three years in rugby union with Saracens.

US central bank cuts growth forecast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:35
The US Federal Reserve cuts its growth forecast for 2014 because of the unexpectedly harsh winter and trims back its stimulus programme.

Iraq: Twitter Q&A with John Simpson

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:27
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson answers your questions

VIDEO: Cancer missed in botched smear test

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:03
A hospital apologises to a Cheshire a woman after she was wrongly given the all-clear after a smear test.

Redskins team trademarks cancelled

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:01
The US patent office cancels the Washington Redskins trademarks, finding the football team's name disparages Native Americans.

Amazon Fire Phone offers 3D effects

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:42
Amazon unveils its first smartphone, which can change the perspective of an image depending on how the owner moves their head.

The goddess who still has to do homework

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:35
The living goddess who still has to do homework

Patients' 200-mile bed trek concern

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:20
Some mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are having to travel more than 200 miles (321km) for a bed, it emerges.

Ronaldo limps out of Portugal training

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:18
Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with ice on his knee amid fears about his participation in the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Eleven-year-old Li will play US Open

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:15
Eleven-year-old Lucy Li will become the US Women's Open's youngest qualifier as the event visits the men's venue Pinehurst.

VIDEO: 'Explosion' in child online sex abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 11:13
The online trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", the head of the global initiative to combat the problem has warned.

Man held in Barbados murder probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 10:43
A man is arrested after a British former soldier was stabbed to death on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
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