International News

Routine ops in north Wales postponed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:13
The majority of planned surgery across north Wales is postponed due to "increased pressure", says the health board which has apologised.

Pakistan bomb kills Shia pilgrims

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:07
A bomb strikes a bus in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, killing at least 22 Shia pilgrims returning from a trip to Iran, officials say.

Barack Obama to meet Pope Francis

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:00
US President Barack Obama will visit Pope Francis and Italian, Belgian, EU and Nato leaders on a three-country European tour in March, officials say.

‘Russia role' in spy death suggested

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:55
The coroner investigating the murder of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko said there was a prima facie case that the Russian state was involved, it emerges.

BBC to show Britain's Davis Cup ties

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:55
BBC Sport secures a three-year deal to broadcast all of Great Britain's Davis Cup World Group matches until 2016.

Lagos state passes smoking ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:53
MPs in Lagos state, Nigeria's economic hub, pass a bill banning smoking in public places, including restaurants and on public transport.

VIDEO: SPFL tackles fans' weight problem

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:51
A new football scheme is helping middle-aged male fans get healthier and is nine times more successful than dietary advice alone.

AUDIO: Widow: 'We felt safe in St Lucia'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:51
The wife of Roger Pratt has said that she has been touched by "considerable kindness" after her husband was murdered off the Caribbean island of St Lucia.

UAE jails 30 over 'Brotherhood ties'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:37
A court in the UAE sentences 20 Egyptian and 10 Emirati Islamists to up to five years in prison after convicting them on national security charges.

Djokovic 'satisfied' with Becker

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:35
World number two Novak Djokovic says he is satisfied with the early progress being made under new head coach Boris Becker.

60 children unhurt after bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:33
Sixty primary school children are taken to hospital after a collision between a coach and a lorry in Newport but later discharged.

Crime stats: The truth is out there

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:22
Can crime statistics be relied upon?

VIDEO: Syria crisis - Geneva II explained

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:18
Syria peace talks in Geneva explained - in 60 seconds.

Manager Ince sacked by Blackpool

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:10
Championship side Blackpool sack manager Paul Ince after less than a year in charge at Bloomfield Road.

Parrot in Belarus election bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:04
Meet the pet that was running for office in Belarus

Thailand imposes state of emergency

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:54
The Thai government imposes a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, from Wednesday, to cope with unrest.

Scotland 'had a glacier up to 1700s'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:52
A glacier was still in place in Scotland within the last 400 years - 11,000 years less than previously thought - say scientists.

Pakistan jets bomb Taliban positions

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:48
Pakistani military aircraft bomb suspected Taliban positions in North Waziristan, following a wave of attacks against security forces.

Vatican cleric 'laundered millions'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:44
A senior Italian cleric, already on trial over fraud claims, has also been charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank, police say.

Drax protesters' convictions quashed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:41
The convictions of 29 people sentenced after a power station protest where an undercover police officer was working are quashed.

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