International News

Scotland's population hits new high

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 01:17
Scotland's population reached an all-time high of 5,327,700 in mid-2013, according to new official figures.

Fatal house blaze inquiry under way

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 01:08
Investigations begin into a house fire in Leeds which left two people dead.

Tottenham deny De Boer approach

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:59
Tottenham say it is "wholly inaccurate" that they have contacted Ajax over the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

VIDEO: Shares in Twitter drop

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:50
Shares in Twitter dropped to their lowest levels since the company's stock market flotation, as it reported slower than expected user growth.

Boy quizzed again on stabbed teacher

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:49
A 15-year-old boy is due to be questioned by police for a third day about the fatal stabbing of a teacher in front of pupils.

Clarity urged on child surgery cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:48
Members of NI's Health Committee are calling for greater clarity on details of cases of children travelling to Dublin for life-saving heart surgery.

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.
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