International News

Scottish unemployment rises by 3,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:35
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 3,000 to 179,000 between December and February 2014, according to official figures.

Officer 'in Taser threat to patient'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:26
A police officer who allegedly threatened to shoot a hospital patient with a Taser is suspended.

Abuse of steroid drug service denied

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:13
Claims that steroid dealers are using government-funded drug testing as guidance for which drugs to take are denied.

Saudi intelligence chief removed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:12
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:06
China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.

Wenger hoping for Everton slip-up

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:59
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger hopes Everton slip up in the race for fourth, but Roberto Martinez says his side are under no pressure.

Man City players 'best paid in sport'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:57
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.

Police probe Ed Balls car prang

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:48
Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.

VIDEO: Killer shrimp added to EU blacklist

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:32
The European Parliament is to vote on a bill to draw up a blacklist of invasive alien species, such as killer shrimp.

VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:29
British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.

Your pictures: South Africa

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:27
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa"

MP 'regrets' memorial service tweet

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:27
Esther McVey, a Conservative MP who represents a Merseyside constituency, apologises for a political tweet sent during the Hillsborough memorial service.

William praises Australia on visit

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:15
The Duke of Cambridge brands Australia a "beacon of confidence" as he and his family begin the next leg of their Antipodean tour.

Dementia services 'not sustainable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:14
Dementia services across Wales are not sustainable and changes need to be made to cope with future demand, a review finds.

Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:58
How New Zealand reacted to William, Kate - and George

Khan signs with Mayweather advisor

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:58
Amir Khan improves his chances of landing a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by teaming up with Al Haymon.

Credit Suisse rebuffs forex probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:51
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has found nothing "materially untoward" in how it trades foreign currencies, finance officer David Mathers has said.

Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:30
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:26
Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

Carmichael promises more isles power

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 23:25
More power to the Northern and Western Isles?
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