International News

Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:17
The bodies of more than 230 people believed to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.

New Blackberry 'back to its roots'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:09
Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone, the Blackberry Classic.

Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:06
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.

Straw 'never complicit' in torture

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 09:04
Jack Straw says he is happy to appear before an inquiry looking at the treatment of detainees by UK intelligence agencies.

PC jailed for Cregan and drugs leaks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:59
A PC who passed on intelligence about police killer Dale Cregan and planned drugs raids to her sister and her drug-dealing former lover is jailed.

Kenya blogger on president slur charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:31
A popular and controversial Kenyan blogger is charged with undermining the presidency, following a tweet he posted earlier this week.

Grounds awarded 2019 Ashes Tests

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 08:08
Edgbaston and Old Trafford are allocated Ashes Tests for 2019 as the ECB announces its international venues for 2017-2019.

Giant 'sinkhole' appears in garden

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:21
A "massive" sinkhole has appeared in the front garden of a house in Berkshire.

Glitch reveals Apprentice finalists

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:20
The names of the finalists for this year's series of The Apprentice are apparently revealed ahead of time due to a glitch on the show's website.

Osborne sets 18 March Budget date

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:15
Chancellor George Osborne is to deliver his last Budget of the Parliament on 18 March 2015, weeks before the election.

Taliban kill 10 in Afghan bank raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:12
Ten people are killed and many more wounded as Taliban militants attack a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.

Couples tango for Pope in Rome

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:07
Hundreds of couples dance a mass tango in Rome's St Peter's Square in honour of Pope Francis' 78th birthday.

Oil price forces new Nigeria budget

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:06
The prolonged slump in the price of oil forces oil-export dependent Nigeria to revise its budget plans, prompting its currency to fall to a record low.

Fifa investigator Garcia resigns

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:05
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.

McCoist remains Rangers manager

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:03
Ally McCoist remains manager of Rangers after a meeting with board members despite having handed in his notice.

Parties' EU election spend revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 07:00
UKIP spent almost as much as the Conservatives at this year's European elections - while the Lib Dems outspent Labour, Electoral Commission figures show.

Ben Haenow heading for number one

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:59
Ben Haenow is heading for Christmas number one as he increases his lead in the midweek charts, just three days after winning the X Factor.

The legal confusion over perpendicular parking

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:56
Is it legal to park at a right angle to the kerb?

Machete double killer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:53
A man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat is convicted of murder.

Castrogiovanni punished for rant

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:47
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni is fined and given a suspended ban for his rant to the media.

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