International News

Sight restored to partially blind man

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:55
Surgeons in Oxford improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have become blind using a gene therapy technique.

Mexico Church calls for peace effort

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:55
In an open letter to be sent to President Enrique Pena Nieto, a Catholic bishop in troubled Michoacan state calls for greater peace efforts.

Rates of gout in UK 'soaring'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:54
The prevalence of gout - traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - is actually soaring, figures show.

Comedians 'have psychotic traits’

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:52
Comedians, like many other creative types, have personality types linked with psychosis, researchers claim.

US shooting boy 'warned' students

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:38
A 12-year-old alleged to have shot two of his classmates in New Mexico may have warned other students, police say.

Trade deal may weaken shark fin ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 17:34
A new free trade agreement involving the US and Pacific nations could water down a global ban on removing the fins from sharks.

VIDEO: India's street typists dying out

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:57
Ajay Kumar Nayak talks about being a typist outside Calcutta's high court.

No return for India's street typists

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:57
India's street typists lose out to the computer

Retailer JC Penney to cut 2,000 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:46
US retailer JC Penney says it plans to cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as part of a cost-cutting exercise aimed at restoring profitability.

How do you solve a problem like Googoosha?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:39
A year ago, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov was riding high - but in the last 12 months, it has all gone very wrong.

VIDEO: US plane crash aftermath footage emerges

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:25
New footage has come to light that shows emergency vehicles at the scene of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco in July 2013.

Darling urges young to vote 'no'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:23
The head of the pro-Union Better Together campaign is to call on young people to reject Scottish independence.

Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:16
Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.

Superfast broadband for more areas

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:05
About 39,000 more homes and businesses across Scotland are to get fibre optic broadband, the Digital Scotland partnership announces.

VIDEO: Hybrid tablet 'switches seamlessly'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:04
Taiwanese consumer electronics firm Asus is releasing an Intel-based computer which seamlessly switches between Android and Windows at the press of a button. Richard Taylor reports.

Scots economy signs 'best for years'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:03
Signs of economic growth and economic activity in Scotland are at their highest levels for many years, a survey of 230 firms suggests.

Pellegrini stresses Aguero value

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 16:03
Manuel Pellegrini praises Sergio Aguero as the Manchester City striker scores in the FA Cup replay win over Blackburn.

Robertson & Walden reach quarters

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 15:48
Neil Robertson and Ricky Walden both win deciding frames to reach the Masters quarter-finals at Alexandra Palace.

Republican Corey released from jail

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:59
A prominent Irish republican and convicted double murderer whose licence was revoked nearly four years ago is released from prison.

Manchester City 5-0 Blackburn Rovers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 14:47
Sergio Aguero scores on his return from injury as Manchester City thrash Blackburn in an FA Cup third-round replay.

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