International News

Blues musician Johnny Winter dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:30
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his energetic solo performances, has died at the age of 70.

Israel-Gaza ceasefire deal denied

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:28
Israel's foreign minister and Hamas deny earlier reports of a truce deal to end fighting in Gaza between Israel and Palestinian militants.

Microsoft to end Android smartphones

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:22
Microsoft will stop developing Android-powered smartphones, focusing instead on low-cost Windows Phone devices, the BBC understands.

Rosetta heads for 'space duck'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:17
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.

UK temperature rises to 2014 high

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 07:11
The UK has seen its hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office says, with temperatures set to climb even higher on Friday.

Injured Carrick faces 12 weeks out

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:59
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is set to be sidelined for 10 weeks after suffering an ankle injury.

Airbnb logo faces Twitter backlash

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:47
Airbnb's new logo has been criticised and mocked by social media users, although others have praised the rebrand.

Which sport are you made for? Take our test

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:45
Take our test to see which Commonwealth Games events match your abilities

Leader 'regrets' abuser shortfalls

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:31
Pembrokeshire council leader Jamie Adams expresses his "deep regret" for shortfalls in the case of sacked child abuser Mik Smith.

Commission 'failed to probe donor'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:31
The Electoral Commission is refusing to apologise after a watchdog ruled it had failed to properly investigate a Lib Dem donor later convicted of fraud.

Three charged over Abu Khdair murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:28
One Jewish man and two youths have been charged by Israeli prosecutors with the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, Israel's justice ministry says.

Recorded sexual offences 'up 20%'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:24
Figures indicate 20% increase in sexual offences in England and Wales - a rise partly attributed to the Jimmy Savile scandal - while overall crime remains static.

Tunisian soldiers killed in attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:22
At least 14 Tunisian soldiers are killed in a militant attack, said to be the most deadly incident in the country's history.

Russia 'shot down Ukraine jet'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:06
A Ukrainian security spokesman accuses the Russian air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.

VIDEO: Officials warn of UK heat wave

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 06:04
Public health officials are warning people to be careful as a heatwave alert is issued for parts of the UK.

Bug cases rise at athletes' village

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:48
Twenty more people have been affected by a suspected norovirus outbreak at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in Glasgow.

England pupils to top eight million

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:26
Official figures show the number of pupils in England's schools is expected to reach its highest level in almost half a century.

Governor rejects extremism claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:26
The chairman of governors at Carlton Bolling College in Bradford hits back after an Ofsted report said pupils were not being protected from the risks of extremism.

Washington DC eases cannabis penalty

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:22
Washington DC ends criminal penalties for cannabis possession, giving the US capital one of the most liberal marijuana laws in the country.

Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 05:17
Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm's 39-year history.

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