International News

Egypt to release Al-Jazeera reporter

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 11:45
Egypt is to release on medical grounds al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike in protest at being held without charge.

US opens Bergdahl investigation

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 11:26
The US military has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sgt Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance from an Afghan outpost.

VIDEO: Trapped cave explorer rescue under way

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 11:20
A rescue operation is under way for an injured man trapped in Germany's deepest cave.

Italy warns migrant rescues may end

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 11:11
Italy says without EU intervention an operation to rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea may have to stop, as hundreds more are rescued.

Actor Cox picks up the Queen's baton

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 10:53
Hollywood actor Brian Cox carries the The Queen's baton at Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian on the third day of its Scottish tour.

Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 10:49
Ukraine says Russia has cut off all gas supplies after talks fail to resolve a dispute over debts amid high tension in Ukraine's eastern regions.

Germany 4-0 Portugal

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 10:34
Thomas Muller scores a World Cup hat-trick as Germany stun Group G rivals Portugal, who have defender Pepe sent off.

Militants 'seize' Iraq's Tal Afar

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 10:28
Sunni militants seize the northern city of Tal Afar, officials and residents say - a city which lies between Mosul and the border with Syria.

Student charged after uni bomb scare

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 10:16
A teenage student is charged with manufacturing an explosive substance after suspicious items were found at Newcastle University.

Venezuelan politician questioned

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:57
Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado is questioned in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President Maduro.

Girl, three, dies following fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:54
A three-year-old girl dies in hospital following a fire in Carmarthen on Sunday evening, says Dyfed-Powys Police.

Sri Lanka deny England in thriller

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:53
Sri Lanka, nine wickets down, hang on to secure a draw in a pulsating finish to the first Test at Lord's.

VIDEO: ISIS 'release more execution footage'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:49
Northern Iraq is in turmoil with the Islamist militant group ISIS capturing another city on Monday.

Frankel foal sells for £1.15m fee

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:45
A foal of legendary racehorse Frankel, and his mother, sell for £1.15m at an auction in central London.

Top performing sixth forms face cuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:43
Sixth form colleges outperform other state schools in terms of A-level results, but government cuts are putting standards at risk, a report suggests.

China executes 13 for 'terrorism'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:26
China executes 13 people in Xinjiang province for "terrorism", and sentences three others to death over a deadly car crash in Beijing last year.

British woman dies after canyon fall

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:20
A 23-year-old British woman dies after falling nearly 100ft while walking in a remote canyon in central Australia, local police say.

Obama to protect some gay workers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:18
US President Barack Obama will sign an order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender workers, officials say.

Probe call over BBC HQ move claims

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:13
The auditor general is being called on to investigate claims £10m was spent on improving roads to Cardiff Bay on the understanding the BBC would move there.

Four jailed over amputation stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:12
Three men and a youth are jailed after being found guilty of stabbing a man resulting in both his arms and legs having to be amputated.

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