International News

VIDEO: Amanda Knox 'delivered fatal blow'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the fatal knife blow to UK student Meredith Kercher.

Farage 'MP bid' and teacher tributes - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
Some papers view the prospect of a by-election in Newark as an opportunity for UKIP's Nigel Farage. Others focus on tributes to murdered teacher Ann Maguire.

VIDEO: Could wearable tech boost our output?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
A study carried out by Goldsmiths, University of London found that some wearable technology could boost productivity by 8%.

VIDEO: Police fine 6,000 for bad driving

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:28
More than 6,000 fines have been handed out to motorists in the last eight months for hogging lanes and tailgating, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Storm defence improvements 'vital'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:02
Further work is needed to improve Wales' resilience to storms after defences were "seriously tested" earlier this year, says a report.

Shameless star Threlfall to play Noah

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:58
Actor David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, is to play Noah in a new BBC adaptation of the Bible story.

What went wrong at the Co-op Bank?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:42
The report on the debacle at the Co-op Bank will take some beating

VIDEO: Farage not standing in by-election

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:24
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not stand in a by-election caused by the resignation of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer.

Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:23
French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.

Piracy sites are 'rife with scams'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:21
Most popular pirate sites contain credit card scams, malware and/or other unwanted programs, says a media industry group.

Dying patients' care survey plea

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:31
Patients who are dying and their families need better opportunities to make their views known about the care they receive, says charity Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Pakistan 'failing' at-risk reporters

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:23
Pakistan's authorities have "almost completely failed" to protect journalists, says human rights group Amnesty International in a new report.

Mars rover starts drilling again

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:14
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover deploys its rock drill again after months spent travelling across the surface of the planet.

Airport reopens after runway closure

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:04
East Midlands Airport reopens after all flights were suspended when a cargo plane had landing problems.

Xbox One console to launch in China

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 21:11
Microsoft says its Xbox One gaming console will go on sale in China in September, months after a 14-year ban on consoles was lifted.

Baghdad Frankenstein book wins prize

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:35
Ahmed Saadawi's modern-day Frankenstein novel set in Baghdad has won the Arab world's top prize for fiction.

Clippers owner race row ban welcomed

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:03
The lifetime ban imposed on the LA Clippers basketball team owner over racist remarks has received widespread praise, with the team coach saying it is the "start of a healing process".

Russia 'must leave Ukraine in peace'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 19:31
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia should "leave Ukraine in peace", as pro-Russian activists storm another building in eastern Ukraine.

'Question Time' day for MPs mooted

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 18:55
All MPs should be questioned by their constituents twice a year to help public involvement in politics, a study suggests.

UK urged to rethink aid to Pakistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 18:32
British aid to Pakistan should be cut unless there is "clear evidence" it is helping reduce Islamic extremism, MPs say.
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