International News

Ambulance service asks for help

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:29
Paramedic teams across the country are being asked to help London Ambulance Service because it is struggling to cope with increased demand.

Jellyfish swarm kills 300,000 salmon

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:23
Swarms of stinging jellyfish kill half the stock at a salmon farm on North Uist in the Western Isles.

VIDEO: Can Mary Rose help modern medicine?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:20
Almost 500 years after it sank and 30 years after it was raised from the seabed, Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, is playing a new role - in modern medicine.

Camille Cosby defends her husband

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:19
Camille Cosby speaks out for the first time to defend her husband against sexual assault allegations made by more than 15 women.

VIDEO: Portas call for high street help

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:11
Retail expert Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" to rejuvenate Britain's struggling high streets.

'Nut rage' exec faces criminal probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 00:05
South Korea's transport ministry says it will file a criminal probe against the Korean Air "nut rage" executive and take disciplinary measures against the airline.

Many die in Pakistan school assault

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:53
At least 23 people have been killed and 40 hurt in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

NI property loans sold to US fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:51
Royal Bank of Scotland sells loans related to Northern Ireland properties to the US private equity fund Cerberus.

Kerry Smith resigns from UKIP

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:46
Kerry Smith resigns from the UK Independence Party after being forced to quit as a prospective parliamentary candidate.

Complaint-hit festive park shuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:38
A scandal-hit Christmas attraction, created with input from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, closes down permanently after a backer "pulls out".

Co-op fails banking stress tests

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:27
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.

Thierry Henry retires from football

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:25
Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement from football at the age of 37 after leaving New York Red Bulls.

Brent oil price falls below $60

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:25
The price of Brent crude drops below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years as oil prices continue to slide.

UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:21
The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.

Winter pressures could 'cancel ops'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:21
Winter pressures on the NHS in Wales could force hospitals to cancel operations, its new chief executive says.

Why do Americans love ancient grains?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:07
Why America is getting excited about ‘ancient’ grains

VIDEO: Paddington film 'true to spirit'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:07
Paddington author Michael Bond has praised the new film based on his character, saying it is "true to the spirit of the books".

Body left by bins 'at end of shift'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 23:03
A dead body was left near bins in an ambulance station in Ely for more than three hours so ambulance crews would not have to work late.

Co-op Bank fails stress test and Lloyds and RBS remain at risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 22:11
Doomsday economic scenario leaves major banks looking to strengthen capital position.

Councils consider cost-cutting plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 21:55
Leaders of three Welsh councils hold crucial meetings as they look at ways of cutting costs rather than services.