International News

'Humanity lost' at immigration site

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 01:43
A report condemns "shocking cases where a sense of humanity was lost" at an immigration removal centre in west London.

Nuclear officers 'cheated in exam'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 01:37
Thirty-four US Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles are suspended over accusations they cheated in proficiency tests.

In pictures: Hairstyles and identity

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 01:31
Barbershops in eight West African cities

VIDEO: 'I saw stars for first time in years'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 01:22
Medical researchers in Oxford writing in The Lancet say they have used gene therapy to improve the sight of patients who were going blind because of a rare genetic disorder.

Caution urged as Beijing smog soars

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 00:49
Residents of China's capital, Beijing, are warned to take precautions after air pollution readings soar amid thick smog.

Sales up at Argos and Homebase

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 00:07
Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos and Homebase, says full-year profits will be at the top end of forecasts after reporting higher Christmas sales.

What triggers a terrorism arrest?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:52
What triggers a terrorism arrest of Britons over Syria?

VIDEO: Sharp rise in UK gout rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:44
There has been a sharp rise in the number of people suffering from gout in the UK with one in 40 now affected.

Movies and JK Rowling top book list

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:38
Harry Potter author JK Rowling tops a new list of children's favourite books which is dominated by titles that have been made into films.

Man dies after Rostrevor bus crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:30
A man, understood to be a pedestrian, dies following a crash in the village of Rostrevor, County Down.

Australia's heatwave halts tennis

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:27
Soaring temperatures halt matches at the Australian Open tennis tournament, as a report warns that the country will see "hotter and longer" heatwaves.

Tom Wood's landscapes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:24
New exhibition is latest stage of 40-year project

VIDEO: 'Work with nature' say flood experts

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:20
More imaginative schemes to help prevent flooding should be considered and promoted by the government, engineers have said.

M4 relief road 'broadly supported'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 23:06
Proposals for a three-lane M4 relief road are favoured by Newport council but there is concern about noise and air pollution.

Banks: bonuses and break-ups in papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:50
Some papers examine Labour's plans to encourage competition by breaking up banks, while others consider the UK's stance towards Europe.

Amateurs find hundreds of treasures

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:43
Figures from The British Museum show amateur archaeologists with metal detectors found 990 items classified as treasure during 2012, with nearly 74,000 items of historical interest discovered.

VIDEO: Australian tennis court 'like sauna'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:30
Parts of Australia are seeing soaring temperatures, as a report warns that the country's heatwaves are becoming "hotter and longer".

Sharapova wins amid extreme heat

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:26
Maria Sharapova survives a scare to reach the Australian Open third round as the temperature again exceeds 40C.

Fears over teacher-pupil sex claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:21
New figures show almost 1,000 teachers have faced a sex claim in the past five years, but unions are concerned many turn out to be false.

McIlroy 'most talented since Ballesteros'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:12
Rory McIlroy "is far too talented" not to return to winning ways in 2014, say Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington.

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