International News

Key sickness benefit 'failing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:38
The key sickness benefit is helping fewer people get jobs, while its rising cost is one of the largest financial risks facing the UK, internal government documents say.

US to send military advisers to Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:38
President Obama says the US is sending up to 300 "military advisers" to Iraq and may take "targeted military action" against Islamist insurgents.

Blackberry shares jump on profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:36
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a surprise profit despite a big drop in revenues, as it looks to turn the business around.

New US House majority leader elected

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:08
US Congressman Kevin McCarthy becomes the second-ranking member of the House of Representatives in a Republican caucus leadership vote.

US Marine receives Medal of Honor

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:07
US President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a marine who rushed towards a live grenade to shield a comrade during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

Mine manager cleared over deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 12:04
A former pit manager breaks down in tears as he is cleared of manslaughter after four miners drowned at the Gleision colliery.

US imposes sanctions on Uganda

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:34
The White House announces visa restrictions and other measures on Uganda for anti-gay laws it says are "counter to universal human rights".

Julian Assange 'fears for family'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:22
Two years after he took refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he fears for the safety of his family.

Afghan hopeful to reject poll result

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 11:18
Afghan candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he will reject any final result following Saturday's presidential vote, which he says was marred by fraud.

Stop searches of children to end

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:57
Police Scotland announces it will end the practice of consensual stop searches on children under the age of 12.

VIDEO: German caver hauled to surface

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:47
An injured German caver trapped underground for 12 days is brought to the surface after a painstaking rescue operation.

VIDEO: 1D's Louis on Doncaster takeover

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:05
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson says he "wants to make a difference" with Doncaster Rovers, after exchanging contracts on a joint takeover of the team.

VIDEO: Highlights: Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 10:05
Colombia survive a late comeback to claim all three points in a tight encounter against Ivory Coast, winning 2-1 in their 2014 World Cup Group C match in Belo Horizonte.

PM urges global push on dementia

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:49
David Cameron has announced more funding for dementia research and urged a global effort to find a cure.

Mountain blasted to build telescope

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:45
The top of a mountain in Chile has been blown up make way for the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

Nigeria to recover 'Abacha loot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:42
Liechtenstein has agreed to return $227m to Nigeria that was looted by former military ruler Sani Abacha, the finance ministry confirms.

Watson gets walkover into semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:39
Heather Watson is into the semi-finals at Eastbourne after Petra Kvitova pulls out with a hamstring injury.

Knife gang robs Ian Wright's family

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:26
Former England striker Ian Wright returns from the World Cup in Brazil after his wife and children were held at knifepoint in their London home.

Thousands flee Waziristan offensive

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:10
Tens of thousands flee North Waziristan in north-west Pakistan as military aircraft pound suspected Taliban targets ahead of an expected ground offensive.

SA probe into 'wife given as gift'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 09:03
An investigation is launched in South Africa into allegations that the head of SABC, the country's public broadcaster, was given a wife as a gift.
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