International News

'Orphan' artworks set to find homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:59
Millions of photos, diaries, letters and recordings whose copyright owners cannot be traced may be made accessible for the first time under a new scheme.

MPs demand action on asylum backlog

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:57
The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still unresolved, MPs warn.

Ex-baseball star in gun accident

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:38
Retired baseball star Jose Canseco undergoes surgery after nearly shooting off his finger by accident, police and his fiancee say.

VIDEO: UK adopts the 'smart shopping' habit

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:33
Britain's biggest supermarkets have been having a tough time recently. Their profits have been squeezed by the discounters Aldi and Lidl.

MSP Findlay joins Labour leader race

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:30
MSP Neil Findlay is the second candidate to announce he will stand for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party.

Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:29
The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.

VIDEO: Devolution call for Essex Man

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:26
Sir Bob Russell says the people of Essex and East Anglia should get the same devolution powers as those in Scotland.

VIDEO: Wood hails 'electric' Dylan film

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:25
Elijah Wood praises his latest film, based on the life of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, as an "electric, vibrant" piece.

Dementia tops female causes of death

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:22
Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.

Fed set to end US stimulus programme

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:18
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.

'Rip-off' payday loan broker warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:14
Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.

US rocket explodes during launch

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:06
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:05
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.

VIDEO: PM 'paralysed' over by-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:58
Ed Miliband accuses the prime minister of delaying an European Arrest Warrant vote, but is told it will go ahead.

No asbestos in Glasgow fire smoke

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:53
Smoke from the scene of a warehouse fire in Glasgow does not contain asbestos, it is confirmed.

VIDEO: Table tennis star's costly celebration

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:48
Chinese table tennis player Zhang Jike destroys two advertising boards in celebration after regaining his title at the 2014 World Cup in Dusseldorf, costing himself almost £30,000.

Cinema and art centre faces closure

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:44
A cinema and arts centre in Denbighshire could be forced to shut unless it can resolve funding problems.

VIDEO: Sri Lankan landslide after monsoon

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:21
At least 10 people have died and hundreds are missing after a landslide in the Badulla district of central Sri Lanka.

SA tycoon gives $1m to fight Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:18
South Africa's first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, donates $1m (£620,000) to Guinea to help the country fight the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: Zambian President Sata dies in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:17
Zambian President Michael Sata dies in a UK hospital, becoming the second president of the country to die in office.
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