International News

Wage rises catch up with inflation

BBC - 20 hours 5 min ago
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

VIDEO: South Korea ferry rescue footage

BBC - 20 hours 7 min ago
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized off South Korea, coastguard officials say.

Woman arrested in Disappeared case

BBC - 20 hours 16 min ago
A 57-year-old woman is arrested by detectives investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville.

Former Co-op boss faces drug charges

BBC - 20 hours 20 min ago
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.

Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'

BBC - 20 hours 21 min ago
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a more "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, says the secretary of state.

AUDIO: 'Walter White got me a prom date'

BBC - 20 hours 23 min ago
Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana explains how he got the show's star, Bryan Cranston, to help him secure a prom date.

Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'

BBC - 20 hours 38 min ago
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.

Paedophile ring 'protected MP Smith'

BBC - 20 hours 53 min ago
Sir Cyril Smith's membership of a Westminster paedophile ring protected him from prosecution, a Labour MP claims.

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

BBC - 20 hours 56 min ago
French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks

BBC - 21 hours 5 min ago
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

Teachers urged to watch for FGM

BBC - 21 hours 18 min ago
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

BBC - 21 hours 22 min ago
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

BBC - 21 hours 24 min ago
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

Life term for 'monstrous' rapist

BBC - 21 hours 31 min ago
A "monstrous" sex attacker who raped five women and sexually abused a sixth was given a lifelong restriction sentence.

Flats evacuated in suspicious fire

BBC - 21 hours 43 min ago
A block of flats is evacuated and residents treated for smoke inhalation following a suspicious fire in Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

BBC - 21 hours 44 min ago
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Penrith fan sorry for hitting Burgess

BBC - 21 hours 56 min ago
A fan apologises after hitting South Sydney's England forward Sam Burgess on the head with a stick at an NRL game.

Scottish unemployment rises by 3,000

BBC - 22 hours 5 min ago
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 3,000 to 179,000 between December and February 2014, according to official figures.

Officer 'in Taser threat to patient'

BBC - 22 hours 14 min ago
A police officer who allegedly threatened to shoot a hospital patient with a Taser is suspended.

Abuse of steroid drug service denied

BBC - 22 hours 26 min ago
Claims that steroid dealers are using government-funded drug testing as guidance for which drugs to take are denied.

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