International News

Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 07:00
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.

Sturgeon predicts Shetland oil boom

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 06:51
Shetland is on the cusp of a "second oil boom", the deputy first minister predicts during a referendum campaign visit to the islands.

Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 06:50
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 06:44
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 06:23
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.

Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 06:19
News images from around the world: 27 August

Zara's 'Holocaust uniform' and other clothing errors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:56
To some people a children's top by Zara looked like concentration camp clothing.

Supermarket growth 'at 10-year low'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:53
Low inflation in the price of groceries has led to growth in supermarket sales hitting a 10-year low, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Celtic pay penalty for downsizing

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:44
BBC Scotland's Tom English reviews Celtic's Champions League play-off exit at the hands of NK Maribor.

Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:44
A Hampshire pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career", after being called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.

Wales to host investment conference

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:41
Wales will host an international investment conference after the Nato summit, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.

Bercow 'open' to splitting clerk job

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:36
John Bercow, the Speaker, indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons clerk into two, amid a row with MPs over the job.

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:31
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.

VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:14
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.

VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:11
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.

Couple celebrate 80 years of marriage

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:03
A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.

Hodgson set to name England captain

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 05:00
Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.

Met chief backs 'new control orders'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:57
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.

Call for Facebook beheadings rethink

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:52
Controversial beheading photo posts from Syria spur one of Facebook's safety advisers to call for pictures to have warnings.

AUDIO: Lottery winner's ticket bin hunt

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 04:29
A woman who won £1m on a lottery scratchcard had an anxious wait while a shop assistant looked through a bin for the missing corner of their winning ticket.
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