International News

House prices 'could rise 4% in 2015'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:23
Northern Ireland house prices could increase by 4% next year, according to a forecast by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Ancient site found near Stonehenge

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:17
Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment.

Student cuts in budget 'nonsensical'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:14
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI.

Minister in maternity leave first

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:13
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.

Witnesses 'to pre-record statements'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 21:13
Victims and witnesses could pre-record video statements rather than giving evidence in court under new proposals being considered.

S Korea Christians scrap border tree

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:54
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".

Tories drop aides from election list

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:43
The Conservative Party has prevented two of the home secretary's special advisers from standing for Parliament after they failed to campaign in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

VIDEO: 'I didn't have a normal childhood'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:11
A 17-year-old with a stepdad in prison tells Newsbeat what life is like for her.

Hurdles remain for women combat action

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:00
Will women be serving in the infantry anytime soon?

Women 'could join British infantry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:00
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, the BBC understands, subject to a review into female soldiers.

South Korea bans 'pro-North' party

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:53
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.

Thai tuna firm buys US rival

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:48
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).

Capturing black life on Instagram

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:31
Capturing black life on Instagram

Children dead in Australian home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 18:13
Eight children are found stabbed to death at a house in a suburb of the Australian city of Cairns, police say.

Disability scheme helping 'minority'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 18:05
The government's Access to Work scheme is only helping a "minority" of disabled people stay in, or gain, employment, a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:53
Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.

VIDEO: Kurds: 'Biggest victory yet' over IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:42
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

Top Taliban killings 'ineffective'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:33
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.

Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:57
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

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