International News

Apology over crashed anti-hack site

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 05:27
The head of a government-funded cyber-security advice website apologises and says he is "not sleeping" after the site collapsed under heavy traffic.

Hampden Park ready for 2014 Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 05:26
Work is completed to transform Scotland's national football stadium into an athletics venue in time for next month's Commonwealth Games.

Frozen creators plan stage musical

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 05:22
The Oscar-winning creators of the animation Frozen are planning a stage musical entitled Up Here, the show's producer says.

NHS 'failing elderly patients'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 05:07
The care of frail elderly patients has become fragmented because of the drive for hospital doctors to specialise, the new NHS England boss says.

Central African Republic bans texts

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:53
Mobile phone text messages are banned in the Central African Republic, a move the authorities say is aimed at restoring security.

Harris groping claims 'ridiculous'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:48
A brother of Rolf Harris tells court that allegations the entertainer groped a make-up artists are untrue.

Woman killed for resisting molesters

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:43
A 35-year-old mother-of-four is shot dead by militants for resisting their attempts to molest her in the Indian state of Meghalaya, police say.

'12th completion parade' turned down

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:42
The Orange Order has again been barred from parading along a contentious stretch of road in north Belfast.

Secrets of how to pick a Test squad

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:42
With England set to name their first Test squad since the Ashes debacle, the selectors explain how they pick players.

VIDEO: Anger at China embassy Tiananmen protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:40
Members of staff at the Chinese embassy in London reacted angrily on Wednesday when people arrived to lay flowers to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Give umpires control of 'Mankading' - Agnew

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:39
If umpires had control of batsman backing up and penalised them for doing it too much, 'Mankading' would be resolved, says Jonathan Agnew

How do you create a World Cup XI?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:34
You will be able to choose your all-time World Cup XI with our new squad selector - but selecting the shortlist was no easy task.

Child cruelty law in Queen's speech

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:17
Ceredigion MP Mark Williams's bid to tighten the law on child cruelty has been backed in the Queen's Speech at the state opening of parliament.

A genome for the blind mole rat

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:17
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the blind mole rat, a mammal that digs with its teeth, lives for 20 years and has never naturally developed cancer

Billy Bragg blasts YouTube rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:00
A body representing independent music labels is asking the EU to intervene in a row over a proposed YouTube music subscription service.

VIDEO: New £2.5bn Heathrow Terminal 2 opens

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:43
The first paying passengers begin using Heathrow's new £2.5bn Terminal 2, with bosses pledging lessons have been learned from the troubled opening of T5.

Fifa set to probe Qatar officials

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:42
Fifa are set to question Qatar officials after claims about the legality of the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.

Lithuania 'set to join euro' in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:24
Lithuania is set to adopt the euro in January 2015, after the European Commission said it had met the criteria for joining the single currency.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:23
The Queen sets out the government's plans for the new session of Parliament.

Richest and poorest in the UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:23
Where in the UK is getting richer and poorer?
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