International News

Islamic State takes over Iraq towns

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 07:28
The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.

Sperm bank to meet UK donor demand

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 06:06
A national sperm bank, which can be used by same-sex couples and single women, is to be opened to combat a UK-wide shortage.

Bolt shifts focus to 200m records

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:27
Usain Bolt says his days targeting 100m records are over as the Jamaican focuses on a sub-19 second 200m after Glasgow 2014.

VIDEO: Leaders embrace at WW1 memorial

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:25
The French and German presidents have been commemorating Germany's declaration of war on France on 3 August 1914.

Idol contestant Johns dies at 35

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 04:20
American Idol finalist Michael Johns, who appeared on the seventh series of the TV singing contest, dies at the age of 35.

VIDEO: Ebola baby buried by strangers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:54
The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa. Health officials travel to affected areas to teach early diagnosis skills. Tulip Mazumdar reports

VIDEO: Navy helping Britons leave Libya

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:03
Rana Jawad reports from Tripoli on the evacuation by the Royal Navy of Britons caught up in fighting between militias in Libya.

VIDEO: Surrogate baby Gammy 'improving'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 03:02
A baby abandoned by his Australian parents because he has Down's Syndrome is improving in hospital, according to doctors.

Tributes to 'wonderful' Mike Smith

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:48
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died following complications from major heart surgery at the age of 59, his company says.

Woman accused of murdering girl, 7

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:35
A woman is charged with murdering a seven-year-old girl in Nottingham.

Runner plunges 100ft down mountain

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 02:00
A fell runner suffers serious injuries when he falls 100ft (30m) down England's highest mountain.

AUDIO: Mayo on 'shiny, sparkly' Mike Smith

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:39
Simon Mayo remembers his old Radio 1 colleague Mike Smith who has passed away at the age of 59 following major heart surgery.

VIDEO: Compensation 'for garden city homes'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 01:19
Nick Clegg has suggested offering council tax reductions and house price guarantees to communities affected by new 'garden cities'. Tom Heap reports.

VIDEO: Sour grapes? Italian winemakers at war

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 00:45
The natural wine movement in Italy says their product is 'true' to wine drunk in the middle ages but has caused controversy in the industry. Alan Johnson reports from Tuscany.

Troops killed in Lebanon border raid

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 23:59
Eight Lebanese soldiers are killed in clashes with Syrian rebels who raided the border town of Arsal in Lebanon.

Whiplash assessment charges slashed

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 21:59
Charges for medical reports on people who say they have suffered whiplash are to be cut in a bid to tackle the "compensation culture".

The 'intolerable situation' of Gaza - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 21:56
Sunday's newspapers talk about the conflict in Gaza - and the political clash it has led to in the UK.

Israel says missing soldier is dead

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 21:39
The Israeli military says soldier Hadar Goldin, reported missing in Gaza on Friday, is dead, as PM Netanyahu says its operation there will continue.

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