International News

VIDEO: Frustration as Israel flights suspended

BBC - 19 hours 2 min ago
Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv

Rival to challenge Indonesia result

BBC - 19 hours 5 min ago
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

Abbas backs Hamas Gaza truce demands

BBC - 19 hours 6 min ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas backs calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC - 19 hours 30 min ago
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Queen's horse fails drugs test

BBC - 19 hours 33 min ago
Estimate, a racehorse owned by the Queen, has tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine.

Engineering firm to create 40 jobs

BBC - 19 hours 44 min ago
A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.

New inquiry over council boss money

BBC - 19 hours 49 min ago
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.

Giant python gets a health check

BBC - 19 hours 50 min ago
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.

15th record inquiry nurse suspended

BBC - 19 hours 51 min ago
Another nurse is suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals, taking the total to 15.

NHS 'should work more with hospices'

BBC - 19 hours 56 min ago
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.

Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

BBC - 19 hours 59 min ago
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move

BBC - 20 hours 53 sec ago
Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:57
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:29
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: Mystery over Brooklyn Bridge flags

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:19
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Giant solar park set for approval

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:59
Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are recommended for approval by Flintshire councillors.

Houvenaghel retires from cycling

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:57
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.

School head held over India 'rape'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:56
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.

China detains five over meat scandal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:55
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
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