International News

China detains Tibetan writer

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:50
The Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has been placed under house arrest after being invited to the US embassy for an official dinner

'Gay cake' raised in Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:44
David Cameron says tolerance towards people of a different sexuality is an important part of being British, after an MP raises the issue of an NI bakery refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.

LG unveils child-tracking tech

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:44
LG announces a wrist-worn device designed to let parents keep track of where their child is and listen to what they are up to.

VIDEO: Political pictures: Look behind you!

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:43
Matthew Hancock seen with 'Sack Cameron' graffiti is not first politician to appear with an unfortunate background.

Mail apologises to George Clooney

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:39
The Mail Online apologises to US actor George Clooney after publishing a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage.

Missing teen twins 'now in Syria'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:31
Police searching for missing twin teenage girls from Manchester believe the pair are now in Syria.

Second 'suspected spy' in Germany

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:28
Prosecutors in Germany search the home of a defence ministry employee suspected of spying, in the second such case in a week.

Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:00
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.

Cameron hints at abuse law change

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:56
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs "it may well be time" to change the law to enforce mandatory reporting of child abuse.

Groves targets world title by 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:51
George Groves believes he could be WBC super-middleweight champion by the end of the year if he beats Christopher Rebrasse.

Duggan family bid to quash verdict

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:46
The family of Mark Duggan start a legal challenge to have an inquest jury's verdict of lawful killing quashed.

Clooney slams 'irresponsible' Mail

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:29
US actor George Clooney accuses the Daily Mail of "irresponsibility" after it claimed his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.

Bakery site sold to new company

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:18
A bakery in Newport which was threatened with closure has been sold, its owners confirm.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:16
The PM says the government is considering making it mandatory to report child abuse.

Vatican bank chief to step down

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:11
The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of a restructuring of the Church's central government.

David Beckham eyed in new tax probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:11
Some of the biggest names in business, sport and entertainment are due to be sent new tax demands, when HMRC gets new powers later this month.

Brazil in shock at World Cup rout

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:08
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff urges the country to "bounce back" after its devastating 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany.

VIDEO: PM: Time to legislate on strike ballots

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 04:06
The Conservatives will have a manifesto commitment over strike ballots by unions, David Cameron tells MPs.

Israel and Hamas attacks intensify

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:57
Palestinian militants fire more rockets at Israeli cities after Israel carries out dozens of air strikes on Gaza, amid intensifying hostilities.

Somalia's security chiefs sacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 03:49
Somalia's police and intelligence chiefs are sacked following militant Islamist group al-Shabab's assault on the presidential palace.
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