International News

NI motor tax offices close for good

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 21:29
Motorists will no longer be able to tax their vehicles at Driver and Vehicle Agency buildings in Northern Ireland as the offices close for good on Thursday.

Garth Brooks ticket refunds begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 21:08
The process of refunding tickets to fans who bought tickets for Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin gets under way on Thursday.

Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 20:50
Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.

'Stay indoors' - heat alert on front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 20:45
As a heatwave sweeps across the UK, several papers lead on warnings that the high temperatures could cause hospitalisations and deaths.

Rise in uni spend to attract poorer

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:53
Universities in the UK spent nearly £140m more on attracting poor students in the first year of fees, a report says.

Shard makes the Stirling shortlist

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:40
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs shortlisted for a major architecture prize.

BBC children's TV exhibition unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:32
Children's TV favourites become museum exhibits

Early risers 'less moral at night'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:09
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.

VIDEO: Reporter sings Happy Birthday to Merkel

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:04
A German reporter has given the country's Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.

Actress who posted ricin jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:01
An actress who posted ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama and the New York mayor is jailed for 18 years, the maximum possible sentence.

VIDEO: Kunming attack: Victims on all sides

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:59
China is in the midst of a major security crackdown after a series of terror attacks it blames on Muslims from the Uighur ethnic minority.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in lab

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:49
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Apes deserve Oscars, director argues

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:29
Planet of the Apes director argues for awards consideration

The assisted dying debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:25
What disabled people think of assisted dying

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest cat?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:55
A Lincolnshire couple are vying to be the owners of the world's oldest cat.

Honduras calls for anti-drugs plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:47
Honduras President Juan Hernandez calls for an anti-drugs plan in Central America as part of a strategy to stop illegal child migration to the US.

VIDEO: 'Hippie crack' inspires exhibition

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:29
Gilbert and George turn to a funny source of inspiration for their latest exhibition: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

Iraqi Shia support troops with 'meals-on-wheels'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:49
Iraqi Shia support troops and militiamen with 'meals-on-wheels'

In pictures: Ethiopia's Circus Debre Berhan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:46
How an Ethiopia circus troupe hit the big time

US and EU boost sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:39
The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.
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