International News

Major rail development plan unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:48
A major redevelopment of Cardiff central station and plans to electrify the north Wales main line are amongst Network Rail's ambitions for the next 30 years.

Golf lake death probe is ongoing

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:47
Investigations are continuing into the death of a man after an agricultural spraying vehicle rolled into a golf course lake at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort.

Can Iraq's army dislodge Islamic State?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:38
As the Iraqi army tries to dislodge Islamic State militants from Tikrit, Michael Knights looks at whether government troops and volunteer brigades are able take the bigger prize of Mosul.

£250m gas project to be launched

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:13
A project to connect around 40,000 homes and businesses to the gas network will be formally launched in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, on Wednesday.

NI GPs 'could have saved £73m'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:12
Tens of millions of pounds could have been saved if Northern Ireland GPs had prescribed lower cost drugs, according to a new report.

Firms act on disabled access exposé

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:10
Some of the UK's biggest firms begin urgent improvement schemes after a BBC London investigation exposed failures to serve disabled people.

Politicians targeted over Petrobras

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:33
Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.

New threats to wild bees identified

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:22
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.

PM to raise rights with Mexico leader

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:14
David Cameron will "raise concerns" about human rights when he meets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto later, Downing Street says.

Schools 'fail to stretch most able'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:05
State secondary schools in England are not doing enough to stretch the most able students, Ofsted says.

Parents 'let down again' over murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 19:14
Parents who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" again by the justice system.

Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 19:04
US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.

India surprises with second rate cut

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 18:45
The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.

Clegg in drug law election pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 18:13
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.

Royal hoax station committed crime

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 17:11
A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.

'Fairy control' needed in woodland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 17:06
"Fairy control" is brought in at woodland in Somerset to kerb the "profusion of elfin construction".

Farage 'rejects immigration targets'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:59
The UK Independence Party will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, its leader pledges, having said net annual migration should be capped at 50,000.

Top earning uni boss paid £623,000

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:56
The highest paid university chief in the UK received a £623,000 salary and benefits package, new figures reveal.

'Bullied' whistle-blower sues for £1m

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:47
A whistle-blower says he was "harassed, threatened, undermined and belittled" after complaining about land deals overseen by Corby Borough Council.

Target to cut several thousand jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:45
US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years.

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