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UK offers £10m more in aid to Iraq

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:13
Justine Greening says the humanitarian situation in Iraq is "deeply worrying" as the UK offers £10m more in aid.
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Baby found in rubbish bin in America

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:05
A mother in Salt Lake City is arrested after her newborn baby is found dumped in a neighbour's bin.
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VIDEO: Protester interrupts Gordon Brown speech

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:02
A supporter of Scottish independence interrupts a speech by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Dundee.
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VIDEO: Cheers and tears after Man Utd rout

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:47
Some Manchester United fans have reacted angrily after their 4-0 defeat by League One side Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.
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Freed Syria hostage 'overwhelmed'

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:44
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
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Banksy sale raises £400k for club

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:15
A Banksy artwork that was painted on a wall outside a cash-strapped youth club is sold to a private collector for £403,000.
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'Mercedes must lay down the law'

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12
BBC Sport's Allan McNish says Mercedes must now do something after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's clash in Belgium.
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VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
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Experts identify 173 MH17 victims

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:00
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.
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Sturgeon predicts Shetland oil boom

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:51
Shetland is on the cusp of a "second oil boom", the deputy first minister predicts during a referendum campaign visit to the islands.
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Germany to fight 'benefit tourism'

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:50
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.
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Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:44
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.
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Peru seizes cocaine hidden in coal

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:23
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.
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Day in pictures: 27 August 2014

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:19
News images from around the world: 27 August
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Zara's 'Holocaust uniform' and other clothing errors

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:56
To some people a children's top by Zara looked like concentration camp clothing.
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Supermarket growth 'at 10-year low'

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53
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.
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Celtic pay penalty for downsizing

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44
BBC Scotland's Tom English reviews Celtic's Champions League play-off exit at the hands of NK Maribor.
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Woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44
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.
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Wales to host investment conference

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:41
Wales will host an international investment conference after the Nato summit, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.
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Bercow 'open' to splitting clerk job

BBC News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:36
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.
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