International News

EU court rejects data retention law

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 03:39
The EU's top court declares "invalid" an EU law requiring telecoms firms to store citizens' communications data for up to two years.

Murder arrests over 1988 missing boy

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 03:29
Four arrests are made over the disappearance of 15-year-old boy in south-west London 26 years ago.

Philippine court backs birth control

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 03:12
The Supreme Court in the Philippines approves a birth control law, despite a fierce fight by the influential Catholic Church.

Ukraine in bid to retake buildings

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 03:07
Ukrainian authorities say they have seized back control of one government building from pro-Russia separatists in the east, and hope to retake two others.

Scramble to fix huge security bug

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 03:05
A serious bug in software used by millions of web servers could have exposed anyone visiting sites they hosted to spying and eavesdropping.

Canoe death conman 'has repaid £121'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 03:02
Convicted conman John Darwin who faked his own death in a canoe, has paid back just £121 out of £679,000 a court ordered him to repay.

70 contenders - McIlroy's tough Masters task

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:57
Rory McIlroy is one of more than 70 potential winners in the most open Masters ever, says BBC Sport's Iain Carter

Fresh talks on Iran nuclear deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:57
Iran's foreign minister meets with world powers in Vienna to discuss a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme.

Pistorius 'besotted' with girlfriend

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:50
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius tells his murder trial he was besotted with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and they were planning a future together.

Government 'failing' food industry

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:44
A trade group accuses the Welsh government of failing to to do enough to support the food industry in Wales.

AUDIO: Samsung forecasts drop in profits

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:36
Kantar WorldPanel ComTech's strategic director Dominic Sunnebo discusses Samsung's forecasted drop in profits.

Most scarlet fever cases in 20 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:28
More cases of scarlet fever are reported since the start of the year than occurred during the whole of 2013, and already the most since 1994.

Venezuela opposition set talks terms

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 02:04
The opposition in Venezuela says it will enter into talks with the government under certain conditions - which would include a live TV broadcast.

World 'needs Plan B' on climate - UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 01:51
The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report.

£25m upgrade for Alloa bottling site

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 01:37
Major glass manufacturing firm Owens-Illinois is investing £25m in a Clackmannanshire whisky bottling plant.

Family sees oldest message in bottle

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 00:55
An 101-year-old message in a bottle - perhaps the world's oldest - is shown to the sender's granddaughter.

Injuries 'too graphic' for colour

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 00:49
Police hunting the attackers of a couple release black and white pictures of the man's "horrific" injuries, saying they are "just too graphic" in colour.

Children cared for 'too far away'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 00:45
Children in council care are "too often" being housed long distances away from their family and community, Ofsted concludes

Independence 'would be cataclysmic'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 00:30
Former secretary general of Nato, Lord Robertson, says Scottish independence would be cataclysmic for the West in an era of international turmoil.

'Youngest baby' with ear implants

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 00:29
A baby has become the youngest in the UK to have cochlear implants - at the age of three months and three days.
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