International News

VIDEO: Kurdish father's grief at son's death

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 12:05
In a camp for Yazidi refugees, near what was the Iraqi-Syrian border, the father who had to abandon his disabled child has learned that his son has died.

VIDEO: Private's medals given to museum

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 12:04
A Somerset museum has been given three World War One medals, 100 years to the day after the soldier who earned them was killed in action.

Hales wants strong Cook partnership

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 11:22
Alex Hales says captain Alastair Cook is the "right guy at the top of the order" ahead of the third ODI against India.

VIDEO: Horse dances to Shakira

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 11:08
Watch as Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi impress the crowd at the World Equestrian Games with a freestyle dressage routine sound tracked by Shakira.

VIDEO: Cyclist attempts race in Himalayas

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 10:42
A cyclist hopes to become the first British man to complete a gruelling mountain bike race over the Himalayas.

River Kwai film bridge to be rebuilt

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 10:18
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.

UK's terror threat level raised

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 10:04
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

VIDEO: Why has the terror level changed?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:55
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.

US steps up sanctions over Iran

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:54
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:48
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.

Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:40
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.