International News

Iraq shuts notorious Abu Ghraib jail

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:58
Iraq's government closes the notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of what it says are security concerns.

Coulson quizzed over the 'dark arts'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:52
Andy Coulson tells the hacking trial he should have paid more attention to the use of the "dark arts" at the News of the World when he was editor there.

UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:39
The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".

Man guilty of football coach murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:34
A 19-year-old man is found guilty of murdering football coach Antoin Akpom on a Leicester street.

'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:25
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.

Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 09:19
Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.

Bells mark Hillsborough anniversary

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:50
Church and civic bells ring 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as memorial services take place in Liverpool and Sheffield.

Polish MP finds job as UK handyman

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:31
Polish MP's verdict on life as a migrant in Britain

Boy dies after 'rope swing' accident

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:30
A 10-year-old boy found dead in his garden in Glasgow is believed to have become entangled in a swing.

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:23
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.

Retrial possible in World's End case

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:20
A man cleared of the 1977 World's End murders could stand trial again, following a ruling by judges.

Pistorius trial sees Valentine card

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:05
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sees a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was going to give the athlete before he shot her dead.

VIDEO: Valentine's card at Pistorius trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 08:00
Oscar Pistorius reads out the message in his Valentine's card from his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Fertiliser removed as van alert ends

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:57
A security alert in County Tyrone, that started after a van was stopped and two men arrested, is now over.

Mothersill to miss Glasgow 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:56
Cydonie Mothersill will not defend her Commonwealth Games 200m title after the birth of her daughter last year.

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:43
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Schools corporate greed warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:39
England's education system is being "destroyed through corporate greed", teachers claim.

AUDIO: Google buys high-altitude drone firm

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:18
Internet giant Google has bought high-altitude drone firm Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.

Clifford jury considering verdicts

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:16
The jury in the trial of publicist Max Clifford, who is accused of 11 counts of indecent assault, retires to consider its verdicts.

VIDEO: Berlusconi to do community service

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 07:04
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled.
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