International News

Firms fined after girl's gate death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:33
Two firms are fined a total of £110,000 after a five-year-old girl was crushed to death by an electric gate.

Baby ashes scandal report submitted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:07
The work of the infant cremation commission has been handed over to the Scottish government and is set to be published on Tuesday.

England semi-final 'not about revenge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 11:03
Captain Barry Middleton says England are not thinking of revenge against Netherlands in the Hockey World Cup semi-finals.

US screen legend Ruby Dee dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 10:41
The actress, civil rights activist and wife to Ossie Davis died at her home in New York on Wednesday, her family reported.

78-year-old dies in Newry road crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 10:27
A 78-year-old woman dies in a two vehicle road collision on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry.

Terror unit joins university inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 10:06
The discovery of suspicious items at Newcastle University, which led to a controlled explosion and evacuation, is investigated by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Root century leads England recovery

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:56
Joe Root's third Test century helps England reach 344-5 on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

Strike threat before 2014 Games

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:55
Staff at two of Glasgow's key transport operators are to be balloted on industrial action ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Meet the author: John Gordon Sinclair

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:52
Gregory's Girl actor John Gordon Sinclair talks about his second novel, Blood Whispers.

Appeal court raises murder jail term

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:51
A father who killed his ex-girlfriend as their young daughter slept upstairs has seen his minimum jail term increased at the Court of Appeal to 23 years.

Tribunal over fire station shift row

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:49
Twenty-three firefighters take legal action against Mid and West Wales Fire Service amid claims a 96-hour shift system made them seek work elsewhere.

Kaymer leads from McDowell in US Open

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:36
Germany's Martin Kaymer shoots a stunning five-under 65 to take a three-shot lead on day one of the US Open at Pinehurst.

'Breach of peace' warning over flags

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:30
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says it will treat the erection of loyalist flags in a mixed area of south Belfast as a breach of the peace.

Anti-euro party joins Tory MEP group

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:26
The group of MEPs founded by UK Conservatives votes to admit an anti-euro German party into the ranks.

VIDEO: Bush Snr, 90, makes parachute jump

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 09:24
Former US President George HW Bush has marked his 90th birthday with a parachute jump.

VIDEO: Driver saved from gas station crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:48
A New York State police officer has saved a man who crashed into a gas station pump after suffering a diabetic shock.

UK boosts Nigeria military aid

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:38
British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.

Top schools 'too dominant' in acting

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:28
The British film and TV industries are too dominated by actors who went to private schools, according to the chairman of Arts Council England.

Bus' destroyed in arson attack'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:27
A fire which destroyed a bus in Birmingham was the result of a suspected arson attack, the fire service says.

AUDIO: Childminder 'sacked for being too fat'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:26
Danish childminder Karsten Kaltoft denies he was unable to do his job as a childminder because of his size, as his sacking is considered by the European Court of Justice.
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