International News

Killer branch 'like lightning crack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 12:38
A mother heard a sound "like a lightning crack" just before her friend was killed by a falling branch at Kew Gardens, an inquest hears.

US school gunman had assault weapon

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 12:33
A teenager who shot dead a 14-year-old student at a school in Oregon was armed with an assault weapon he brought from home, police say.

Fifa 'like mafia family', says peer

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 12:22
A former FA chairman accuses Fifa of behaving "like a mafia family" as Sepp Blatter indicates he wants to continue to head world football's governing body.

VIDEO: Granny named worst holiday snapper

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 12:02
A grandmother from Pembury in Kent wins the dubious honour of being named the UK's worst holiday photographer.

VIDEO: House dangling after cliff fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 11:58
A luxury house in Texas has been left dangling over the edge of a cliff after the ground under its foundations eroded away.

VIDEO: 'X-class' solar flares caught on film

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 11:55
Images released by Nasa show the Sun releasing two "significant" solar flares on Tuesday.

Inquiry over stroke victim 999 delay

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 11:20
The Welsh Ambulance service launches an investigation into the delay in taking a man to a hospital a matter of yards from his home.

Iraqi insurgents 'seize new city'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 11:20
Islamist militants in Iraq seize Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, after overrunning the second city, Mosul, officials say.

Open set for Royal Portrush return

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 11:15
The Open is to return to Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, with Royal Portrush set to host the tournament as early as 2019.

Injured US swimming star 'sits up'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 10:57
The six-time US Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer who severed her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Friday posts photos of her improvement.

VIDEO: British boy trapped in Syria escapes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 10:32
The mother of a British boy who had been trapped in Syria for three years has spoken exclusively to the BBC after he finally reached safety by crossing the border into Jordan.

VIDEO: No evidence after Madeleine searches

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 10:08
No evidence relating to missing Madeleine McCann has been identified after searches in Portugal, Scotland Yard has said.

Army cuts plan 'comes with risks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 10:06
Plans to cut the UK's regular Army and increase reservists come with "significant risks" to its operational abilities, the National Audit Office warns.

Child victim in appeal for help

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 10:00
A woman who was raped by a stranger when she was eight years old appeals for help to track down the rapist 20 years on from the attack which police are treating as attempted murder.

VIDEO: JK Rowling gives £1m to pro-UK group

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:58
JK Rowling donates £1m to the Better Together campaign after speaking in the past of her reservations about an independent Scotland.

No evidence after Madeleine searches

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:55
No evidence relating to missing Madeleine McCann has been identified after searches in Portugal, British police say.

VIDEO: Passport Office boss denies backlog

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:51
The Passport Office has denied that it is failing to cope with applications, despite claims of severe delays.

Passports make for toxic politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:46
Why passports make for toxic politics

E Ukraine death toll 'at least 270'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:46
The Ukrainian government confirms 270 deaths in the eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk since the start of operations against militants this spring.

Tweetdeck users hit by coding attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:43
A cyber-attack on Twitter platform Tweetdeck has infiltrated several accounts, and re-tweeted garbled code

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