International News

Aruba detains top Venezuela official

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:55
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.

SA to block land sales to foreigners

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:34
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.

Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:29
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.

Miley earns medley gold for Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:07
Scotland's Hannah Miley wins swimming gold after breaking her own Commonwealth record in the 400m individual medley.

VIDEO: Mark Hamill on new Star Wars

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:05
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

Google quizzed over deleted links

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:56
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

VIDEO: Hamas leader: 'Bloodshed should end'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:46
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.

Sinn Féin confident on budget plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:45
Sinn Féin says it is now confident agreement can be reached quickly on the latest quarterly budget, known as June monitoring.

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:34
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.

Kearney secures bronze medal for NI

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:22
NI's Lisa Kearney wins a bronze medal in the -52kg women's judo category after beating Canadian Audree Francis-Methot.

Killers fail to overturn voting ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:22
The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Injured Carroll faces four months out

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:18
West Ham striker Andy Carroll could be out of action for four months after tearing ligaments in his ankle and requiring surgery.

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:02
England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:55
A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over the bike he uses.

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:51
Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:44
A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:42
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in an Oxfordshire graveyard, is convicted of murder.

MSF allowed to resume Rakhine work

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:35
Myanmar allows Medecins Sans Frontieres to resume work in Rakhine state, where residents have had almost no access to healthcare since the group was ejected in February.

Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:27
Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.

Secret Cinema cancels opening night

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 09:26
Fans react angrily after Secret Cinema cancels an immersive screening of Back to The Future with only a couple of hours' notice.
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