International News

Iraq confirms chemical site seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:04
Rebels control a disused factory with deadly nerve agents, Iraq's government confirms, warning it cannot fulfil commitments to destroy the weapons.

Wishaw street brawl: 20 people held

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:50
A child aged 12 is among 20 people arrested by police following a street brawl in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

VIDEO: Will.i.am: Dangers of a digital life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:33
One of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, has warned about the dangers of living a digital existence.

VIDEO: 'Covering up child abuse is a crime'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:17
The head of the NSPCC, has said that people who cover up child abuse should face criminal prosecution.

Roadshow Van Dyck fails to sell

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:06
A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow fails to sell at auction in London.

Big rise in abnormal drug test results

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 00:05
Abnormal drug test results in sport increased by 20% in 2013, according to a report by world anti-doping body Wada.

Time for Brazilian football to find its missing mojo

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:37
If there is consolation in a World Cup rout, it is that Brazil must now ditch the pragmatism stifling their game, says Tim Vickery.

Modi's mountain to climb

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:30
Can India's Modi harness 'infectious optimism' in first budget

Competition pushes shop prices lower

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:22
Shop prices in June fell at the fastest annual rate since at least 2006 as retailers fought to attract customers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says.

The women who serve in danger zones

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:16
Why were female diplomats banned until 1946?

VIDEO: 'The law is not protecting children'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:12
Head of Policy at the NSPCC, Alan Wardle, says children are not being protected by the law as it stands, and people who cover up child sex abuse should be prosecuted.

Australia visit amid Sri Lanka row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:11
Australia's immigration minister visits Sri Lanka, as asylum seekers handed over to the Sri Lankan navy say they were abused by Australian officials.

Harbour death railings were opposed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 23:00
Bristol's tourism board was among groups that opposed harbour railings which could have saved a cyclist who fell and drowned, the BBC learns.

Health board data breach criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:55
Sensitive medical information about patients was sent mistakenly by a health board to another patient, a data protection watchdog has discovered.

MP granddad 'tried to reveal abuse'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:42
The granddaughter of the MP Geoffrey Dickens talks about how her granddad "tried to lift the lid on child abuse claims".

US-China clash would be 'disaster'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:35
Confrontation with the US would be a "disaster", Chinese President Xi Jinping says, opening an annual dialogue between the two countries.

VIDEO: How organ transplant changed my life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 22:14
The number of organ transplants carried out in the UK has reached a new record - with more than 4,600 patients benefiting from operations last year.

VIDEO: Germany's four goals in 400 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:46
Watch the astonishing 400 seconds in which Germany score four goals to end Brazil's World Cup hopes.

VIDEO: Letter to an unknown soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:30
People from around the world have been invited to write an imaginary letter to the statue of a soldier at London's Paddington Station.

Brazil's new nightmare leaves a nation in shock

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 21:20
A home World Cup was Brazil's chance to erase the memory of the darkest day in their sporting history - instead, says Phil McNulty, they exceeded it.
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