International News

Energy prices and statins row - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 21:28
The energy regulator's criticism of major companies over high prices and a row over the use of statins are the main stories in Wednesday's papers.

China's Alibaba plans US online shop

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 21:27
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.

Department 'fails' on absent pupils

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 21:02
The Northern Ireland Assembly's Public Accounts committee criticises the Department of Education for its record on pupil absenteeism.

UN 'to mediate in China-Vietnam row'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 19:40
The United Nations says it is willing to mediate in the territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, after both handed dossiers to Ban Ki-moon.

VIDEO: E3: Shining the spotlight on indies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:51
The BBC's Richard Taylor takes a look at some of the indie video games generating excitement at this year's E3 expo.

Evernote struck by cyber-attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:40
Evernote says it is being targeted by a cyber-attack that temporarily made it impossible for some members to synchronise their notes.

In pictures: Sunderbans, the land of man-eating tigers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:37
The land of man-eating tigers

US senator drops Canada citizenship

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:36
Canadian-born Republican US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has renounced his Canadian citizenship, an aide says.

Parents' jobs advice 'disconnected'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:13
There is a "disturbing disconnect" between parents' traditional careers advice to their children and the needs of the growing digital jobs market, research says.

Campaign to buy hoard of rare coins

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:10
An archaeological group hopes to buy a collection of gold and silver coins unearthed by a builder 11 years ago.

Insects' underwater sex secrets

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 18:05
Scientists discover how diving beetles hang on to their mates underwater.

Republican civil war will rage on

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:59
US primary upset shows Tea Party is far from dead

'Serious failings' at GP practice

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:59
Patients at a GP surgery in Kent are at "unacceptable levels of risk", a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection finds.

Ayckbourn voices live theatre fears

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:50
Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn expresses concerns that live screenings of plays in cinemas could spell trouble for other theatres.

Miami rejects Beckham's stadium site

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:43
The US city of Miami rejects former England football captain David Beckham's plans to build a football stadium on a city waterfront.

Student and gunman dead at US school

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:38
One student has been shot dead at a school in the US state of Oregon by a gunman who is also dead, police said.

Not just a game

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:35
Does 'recreating' disability help anyone at all?

Attitudes to alcohol pricing split

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:04
A study of Scotland's attitudes to alcohol suggests people are slightly more in favour of introducing minimum unit pricing than are against.

Scots firms targeted by cyber gangs

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:03
A BBC investigation discovers that Russian crime gangs have been targeting Scottish businesses in a series of cyber attacks.

The origins of Slender Man

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:51
What exactly is the Slender Man character?

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