International News

Ebola-fear athletes seek longer stay

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:54
Up to 30 Commonwealth Games athletes from Sierra Leone are considering extending their stay in Glasgow amid fears over the Ebola virus.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:52
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.

'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:39
Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 10:06
Film critic Jason Solomons reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.

VIDEO: French police's 'vanishing' cocaine

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:40
French police seize 50kg of cocaine which was then securely stored at the headquarters of their judicial police, but it has disappeared.

VIDEO: Quads born on eve of Gaza ceasefire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:38
Jon Donnison reports from Gaza, where a woman gave birth to quadruplets on the eve of an ill-fated truce, which broke down with reports of attacks on both sides.

Somali MP shot dead outside mosque

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:27
A Somali MP is assassinated outside a mosque in Somalia's capital by Islamist militants - the fifth parliamentarian to be killed this year.

Father cleared of shaken baby death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:27
A man is cleared of killing his son who died as a result of severe brain injuries caused 12 years ago when he was shaken as a baby.

Vermaelen may leave Arsenal - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:25
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says club captain and Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen may leave the Gunners.

VIDEO: Pupils' fight to save school caretaker

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:24
Hundreds of families are campaigning to save a West Yorkshire man from being deported out of the country.

VIDEO: British doctor's video from Ebola hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:12
Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.

Driver blacked out before bus crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 09:09
A bus firm is liable for damages for a crash involving 50 school children after its driver blacked out.

Anderson and Jadeja found not guilty

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:55
The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.

The speech heralding World War One

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:53
The war-hating minster who made the case for World War One

Purvis wins gold on parallel bars

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:45
Scotland's Dan Purvis collects Commonwealth Games gold in the men's parallel bars, his third medal in Glasgow.

Weekendish: Lettuces, models and scissors

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:40
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

UK probes Israeli soldier nationality

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:39
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.

Kincora abuse is 'national scandal'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:34
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says child sex abuse at Kincora Boys' Home is a "national scandal" that needs to be fully investigated.

Autistic woman fails to stop move

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:15
A Swansea family loses its bid to prevent a health board moving their 20-year-old autistic daughter to a specialist unit 230 miles away in Brighton.

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 08:09
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.
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