International News

VIDEO: Orange fever ahead of semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:32
One street in the Netherlands has turned orange in support of the country's football team ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Argentina.

Cafe 'van Gogh' authenticity probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:32
Doubt is raised over the authenticity of a painting on display in a Reading cafe purported to be Vincent van Gogh's Houses at Auvers II.

AUDIO: Curious re-opens after ceiling collapse

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:25
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has re-opened in the West End after it was put on hold because of the Apollo theatre ceiling collapse last December.

Wilshaw school extremism risk warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:23
Inspectors found pupils at the so-called Trojan Horse schools in Birmingham were "vulnerable to extremism", Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw tells MPs.

NSPCC wants law on covering up abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:15
The man leading a review into how the Home Office handled historical allegations of child abuse says people who cover up such crimes should be prosecuted.

VIDEO: 'Celebrities trivialise politics'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:15
Journalist Tanya Gold says PMs should learn lessons from cosying up to Jimmy Savile and Cool Britannia celebrities.

Malaysian MP in Hitler controversy

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:11
A Malaysian MP sparks controversy after he expresses admiration for Germany's win over Brazil in a World Cup semi-final - and Adolf Hitler.

EU leaders to push for Ukraine truce

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:10
The leaders of France and Germany are to press Ukraine's president to agree to a new truce in eastern Ukraine when they speak by phone on Wednesday.

Brazil thrashing breaks Twitter records

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 02:08
World Cup thrashing breaks Twitter records

Brazil defeat breaks Twitter records

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:50
Brazil's shock 7-1 defeat to Germany becomes the most discussed sports game on Twitter so far, with 35.6 million tweets sent during the match.

India MP in burglary embarrassment

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:40
A controversial Indian MP is investigated after he said $800 was stolen from his home, but police recover nearly $200,000 in cash, watches and jewellery from the alleged thief.

South Sudan's unhappy birthday

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:16
What happened to the high hopes of South Sudan's independence?

Minister's actions 'reprehensible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 01:13
The behaviour of sacked environment minister Alun Davies is branded "reprehensible" by senior civil servants' union, as he apologises to staff for actions which led to his dismissal.

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.
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