International News

Ghana dismisses World Cup asylum bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 07:37
Ghana's government says it is "scandalised" after 200 Ghanaian World Cup fans ask for asylum in Brazil, saying they are fleeing religious conflict.

VIDEO: Festival-goers at T in the Park

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 07:24
Scotland's biggest music festival, T in the Park, has kicked off at Balado in Kinross-shire.

Same sex dance ban plan sparks row

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 07:08
A proposal which could prevent same sex dance partners from competing against mixed sex couples causes a row in the world of ballroom dancing.

Who are Fifa ticket agents Match?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 07:00
The firm at the centre of the World Cup ticket storm

More weight loss ops for diabetes

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:54
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

Dana brother 'said God forgave him'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:48
Dana's brother admitted abusing a girl for 12 years, but claimed "God had forgiven him" as he apologised to the girl's father, a court has been told.

Burberry investors reject boss's pay

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:37
Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the chief executive's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.

EU sanctions South Sudan commanders

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:35
The European Union imposes sanctions on a South Sudanese rebel leader and an army commander for breaking ceasefire agreements.

Seeking missing sons in Syria

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:32
The Belgians trying to win their sons back from Iraqi jihadists

'Doubt' on Mae Sochi qualifying event

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:23
Doubts have been raised over the validity of a Sochi qualifying event in Slovenia that violinist Vanessa-May took part in.

US sends draft notices to 1800s men

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:22
The US agency that manages the nation's dormant military draft apologises after sending draft registration notices to men born in the late 1800s.

VIDEO: Meet man hunting sons lost to Isis

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:15
The BBC's Duncan Crawford meets a parent headed to Syria to try to persuade his son to abandon the militant group Isis and go home to Belgium.

Vaz concern over missing abuse files

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:01
Keith Vaz says he is disappointed the Home Office has not provided details of lost files relating to child abuse.

Photographs of Iran

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 06:00
Adam Chidell shares his pictures from a recent visit

England Women ready to win - Mclean

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:53
Captain Katy Mclean believes England Women have made the right preparations to win their first World Cup in 20 years.

Week in pictures: 5-11 July 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:50
Best news photos from the past week

Suarez lawyer to appeal to Cas over ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:50
Luis Suarez's lawyer will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the striker's "draconian" ban for biting.

VIDEO: Watching the World Cup at 35,000 ft

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:47
The technology giving football fans the chance to watch matches live while in the air.

Connolly ticket demand crashes site

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:42
Demand for tickets for Billy Connolly's High Horse Tour crashes a venue's website and causes queues outside concert halls.

Ebola deaths mount in Sierra Leone

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 05:33
High numbers of new cases of the Ebola virus are being reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three days this week, the WHO says.
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