International News

Many tributes paid to Sam Galbraith

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:19
Former Scottish education minister Sam Galbraith, thought to be the world's longest-surviving lung transplant patient, dies at the age of 68.

US health data hack hits 4.5 million

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:09
A major US hospital group said it was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million people's personal data.

Calls for ambulance service inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 09:04
Members of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service trade union call for an external inquiry into how it is managed.

Ofcom probes Sky over MH17 report

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:39
Ofcom opens investigation into a Sky News report in which Colin Brazier rummaged through belongings at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine.

£224m payout over e-Borders sacking

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:34
The Home Office is told to pay £224m to a major US corporation it sacked for failing to deliver a controversial secure borders programme.

Men found guilty of shooting murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:14
Three men are found guilty of murdering a mother who was shot dead while out celebrating her 24th birthday in north-west London.

EU compensates fruit and veg growers

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 08:12
The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.

Robot butlers dismissed as 'gimmick'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:58
A US hotel chain has been criticised over plans to introduce robotic butlers to its workforce.

Borneo student killings inquest opens

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:55
An inquest into the deaths of two British medical students stabbed in Borneo opens in the UK.

Ex-Met PC jailed for selling stories

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:34
A former Metropolitan Police constable has been jailed for 12 months after admitting selling confidential stories to the Sun, it can be revealed.

Unidentified war planes 'bomb' Libya

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:29
Libya's government says it does not know who was behind reported air strikes carried out overnight by unidentified war planes on the capital Tripoli.

VIDEO: Hotel trials 'robot butler' service

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:28
A California hotel is testing a new system for making deliveries to guests' rooms - a robot butler.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 07:02
Man United's £100m bid for Angel Di Maria, Southampton want Alvaro Gonzalez, Ezequiel Lavezzi on the market, plus more.

AUDIO: Ex-Speaker unhappy with clerk candidate

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:58
A former Speaker of the Commons, Baroness Boothroyd, has told the BBC the potential frontrunner to take up the role of Commons Clerk is "completely out of her depth".

Paris raid on Saudi prince's convoy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:50
Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.

Referendum debate enters final month

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:43
Both sides in the Scottish independence hold events as the campaign marks one month to go.

Palace fined after Cardiff line-up claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:40
Crystal Palace have been fined by the Premier League for their involvement in last season's so-called 'spygate' incident with Cardiff City.

Weir out of European Championships

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:35
British wheelchair racer David Weir pulls out of this week's IPC Athletics European Championships with tendonitis in an arm.

New York Met Opera unions agree deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:21
The New York Met Opera has agreed 'tentative' deals with unions representing its chorus and orchestra in late night talks.

Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 06:09
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests he will "soon" leave London's Ecuadorean embassy but a spokesman for the website says the UK must first call off its "siege".
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