International News

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:48
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.

Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:40
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.

Garda paramilitary text claim probed

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:33
The Irish Justice Minister says she is disturbed by reports that a member of the Garda Siochana (Irish police) texted sensitive information to a paramilitary in Northern Ireland.

Teacher wins child cruelty appeal

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:20
A special needs teacher wins his appeal against a conviction for assaults against two 12-year-old girls with severe learning difficulties.

Dujardin and Valegro win dressage

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:11
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secure their first freestyle dressage world title for Great Britain in Caen.

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:00
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

India's growth hits two year high

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:52
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

VIDEO: BBC presenter Amroliwala's best bits

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:49
Presenter Matthew Amroliwala is leaving the BBC's News Channel after 16 years to work at BBC World.

Egged MP suspends campaign tour

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:39
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moors

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:29
Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:53
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:52
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

Charity boss cleared of two charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:47
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:43
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:09
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.

VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:08
The quest to find the perfect party anthem.

VIDEO: Iceland volcano alert lowered

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:59
Flights may resume as alert over Iceland volcano is lowered from red to orange.

Abuse force failings 'laid bare'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:58
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 06:52
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets

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