International News

Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:20
Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.

Tax and spending devolution: for richer or poorer?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 04:09
What will be the effect of handing tax control to the nations?

Teenager dies in County Down crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 03:08
A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.

Dennis Waterman to leave New Tricks

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:58
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:45
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

VIDEO: Social media clues to better education

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:28
IBM and a UK college have created a social network to help staff get a better understanding of their pupils.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:28
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

VIDEO: First buyer drops brand-new iPhone 6

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:15
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.

VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:31
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:14
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

VIDEO: Legacy of CT scanner scientist

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:06
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:35
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:13
Scotland votes "No" to independence

Pound surges in Asia on referendum

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:59
Sterling hits a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar in Asian trade, as Scotland rejects independence.

China tennis star Li Na retires

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:54
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

Scotland votes no to independence

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:54
Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence.

Grand Slam winner Li Na retires

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:49
China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces her retirement from tennis because of "chronic injuries".

Future of council chief is discussed

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:44
The chief executive of Pembrokeshire council will find out if he faces suspension later, as a special disciplinary meeting is held.

Scots No sparks call for more powers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:41
As Scotland votes to reject independence, speculation mounts as to what impact the result will have on future devolution in Wales.

'An intense situation at hardest GP'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:40
In his latest BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton talks about the "unique challenges" of Singapore and the buzz of being cheered.

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