International News

Kincora 'should be part of UK probe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:52
Kincora Boys' Home should be included in a UK-wide inquiry into child sex abuse allegations, the director of Amnesty International in Northern Ireland has said.

Experts hack smart LED light bulbs

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:52
A security firm has demonstrated how it can hack into smart network-enabled light bulbs, and turn them on and off.

Fears remain in freed Sloviansk

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:39
Fears linger in Ukrainian city after rebels flee

VIDEO: 'How I came up with Scotland uniform'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:38
The designer of the uniform to be worn by Scottish athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Jilli Blackwood, has been defending her designs.

60mph motorway limit plan shelved

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:32
Plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on parts of the M3 and M1 motorways to cut air pollution have been shelved.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:31
The DfE's policy on unqualified teachers will not stand the test of time, Nick Clegg predicts.

AUDIO: Alzheimer's blood test breakthrough

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:30
Scientists describe the development of a new blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's as a 'major step forward'

Day in pictures: 8 July 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:20
24 hours of news photos: 8 July

Nicaragua unveils major canal route

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:13
Nicaragua unveils the route of the inter-oceanic canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific it is planning to start building later this year.

In pictures: Rare noctilucent clouds

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:10
Readers' photos of 'noctilucent' cloud formations

Nigeria to show Biafran war film

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 04:06
The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.

Two charged over body in wheelie bin

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:45
A man and woman are remanded in custody charged with murdering a "frail and vulnerable" man whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

Student loan boss 'offered to resign'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:39
The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign over "misleading" letters chasing arrears sent to more than 300,000 graduates.

VIDEO: Government 'slow' on abuse inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:37
Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses the government of being 'slow and piecemeal' in its reaction to historical child abuse claims.

Secret hearings in IRA informer case

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:34
The Home Secretary is granted the right by a judge to use secret court hearings to defend a damages claim brought by a former IRA informer.

Man given stamps after passport lost

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:33
A man is offered six stamps as compensation after Royal Mail loses his passport before a holiday.

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:27
Israel carries out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following a volley of rockets fired on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

Typical writer 'earns £11,000 a year'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:24
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.

Pistorius witnesses 'refused stand'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:12
Some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the publicity, his lawyer says, as his defence closes.

VIDEO: The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 03:00
How France sank an environmentalist ship
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