International News

'Tide turned' against Boko Haram

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:06
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide has "definitely turned" against Boko Haram militants, after regional forces recapture territory.

Sim card firm confirms hack attacks

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 02:04
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.

Firms use 1.8m zero-hours contracts

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:57
Firms in the UK used 1.8 million zero-hours contracts at the height of last summer, official statistics show.

Injured Alonso remains in hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:49
Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.

'Don't cut other areas to fund NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:15
Most people do not want to see cuts to other public services in order to protect the NHS, according to data from the British Social Attitudes survey.

Nature park search for missing girl

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 01:07
A nature reserve is sealed off as part of the search for a Bristol teenager following her "out-of-character" disappearance.

Girl hit by car now 'critically ill'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:53
A teenage schoolgirl who was hit by a car in Belfast on Tuesday morning is now critically ill in hospital.

VIDEO: US house destroyed in gas blast

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:49
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.

Ambulance times improve after low

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:45
Ambulance response times for the most urgent calls in Wales improve slightly over the last month following worst figures on record.

Europe's 'Landsat' ready for launch

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:32
The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.

VIDEO: Backstage at the Brit Awards 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:32
Natalie Jamieson goes on a backstage tour ahead of the Brits Awards 2015.

No World Cup compensation - Fifa

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:28
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.

Trampoline park temporarily closed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:27
A new trampoline park in Midlothian which had more than 100 incidents in three weeks is temporarily closed due to "licensing issues".

Immigration Street 'fractures' area

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 00:22
Residents of an area shown in a controversial TV programme about immigration say they feel "fractured" and "disappointed" and fearing a backlash.

TSB hails 2014 as a 'pivotal year'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:44
TSB Banking Group hails 2014 as "a pivotal year" as it claims an 8.4% share of all people switching or opening a new bank account.

Paris night drone mystery deepens

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:25
Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.

Jamaica decriminalises marijuana use

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 23:21
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Morrisons names new chief executive

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:34
Supermarket chain Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:33
Danny Ings plans Liverpool move, Gary Neville urges time for Louis van Gaal, Ronaldo comes out of retirement, plus more

NI 'not dealing with troubled past'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:29
Northern Ireland is still not dealing properly with issues relating to its troubled past, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

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