International News

Education warnings 'six years ago'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:42
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, were first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

China releases Japanese cargo ship

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:33
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.

Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:07
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.

Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:05
The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.

Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:02
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.

Worries over young wanting surgery

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 21:00
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

S Sudan president sacks army chief

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:28
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.

Tories would end wind farm subsidies

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 20:28
The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:26
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:02
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.

Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 19:00
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:49
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:39
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.

Indians vote on big polling day

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:28
Indians begin voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.

Traffic clampdown for 2014 Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:45
Major restrictions on traffic and parking are to be introduced in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games.

More councils needed, claims report

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:42
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.

Surveyors warn of skills shortages

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:35
Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 17:32
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:57
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.

Mystery of missing 96-year-old woman

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-23 16:56
The disappearance of a 96-year-old woman with Alzheimer's two years ago remains "frustrating and upsetting", her great-nephew says.

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