International News

Wine fraudster gets 10 years in jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:33
Rudy Kurniawan is sentenced to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $20m for his role in selling millions of dollars worth of fake wine.

Russian food ban could hit exporters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
A Russian embargo on food imports from the EU could pose problems for Northern Ireland's agri-food producers.

China restricts instant message apps

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:23
Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.

Police probe Galloway Israel remarks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:22
Calls by George Galloway for Bradford to be "declared an Israel-free zone" are being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

VIDEO: An Ebola isolation unit in London

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:21
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar looks around the isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital where any confirmed Ebola cases in the UK would be taken.

Australia contacts Gammy's parents

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:21
Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.

Kerry arrives for Afghan unity talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:19
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss a vote audit after the disputed election and hopes for a unity government.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

Body of killed US general returns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:57
The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:52
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.

Former BBC IT head unfairly dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:50
John Linwood, the former BBC technology chief sacked over the failed £100m Digital Media Initiative was unfairly dismissed, says an employment tribunal.

Gangster's son is jailed for murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:33
The son of a murdered gangland enforcer has been jailed for life for killing a friend in Shettleston, Glasgow.

DRD budget cuts lead to job losses

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:15
The BBC learns that a Belfast firm is laying-off 11 staff as a result of Stormont's budget cuts.

VIDEO: Will Russian sanctions hit shoppers?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:14
Steve Rosenberg asks if Russia's ban on food imports from the EU, US and other Western countries in response to sanctions over Ukraine will affects shoppers.

West Africa erects Ebola blockades

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:07
Liberian soldiers set up an Ebola blockade for the capital as troops in Sierra Leone seal off two districts to stop the virus spreading.

Clegg: Mental health 'needs boost'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 08:02
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urges mental health research to be given the same attention as physical health, and makes a manifesto pledge to pour £50m into research.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:40
Manchester United chase Fredy Guarin and Mehdi Benatia, Arsenal pursue Shakhtar's Douglas Costa, plus more.

VIDEO: New Doctor will be 'fun and mysterious'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:39
Peter Capaldi has been meeting fans in Cardiff ahead of his debut as Doctor Who.

Air Algerie black box 'unusable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:07
The voice recorder from a black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last month is damaged and unintelligible, French investigators say.

Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 07:00
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is accused of being a "deceitful witness" as his murder trial resumes for closing arguments.
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