International News

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:45
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:29
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Bank of Ireland makes £259m profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:09
Bank of Ireland announces it made a pre-tax profit of 327m euros (£259m) over the past six months and its Northern Ireland business is now profitable again.

Child savours Games silver medal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:50
Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child says winning silver at Glasgow 2014 is "one of the best moments" of her career.

Muhammad Ali gloves fetch $400,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:31
The gloves worn by boxer Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold for nearly $400,000.

Nearly half sonic booms over Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:28
Almost half the sonic booms recorded in the UK in the last five years happened in the skies above Wales with one breaking windows and closing a supermarket after ceiling tiles fell.

Child asylum seekers at 'great risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:09
Lone child asylum seekers are at great risk of harm or being exploited, the Welsh Refugee Council warns.

DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:04
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Executive backs £78m cuts to budget

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.

'Genetic revolution' on front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.

Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:31
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:47
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

In pictures: Taiwan gas blasts

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:04
Striking images from southern Taiwan

Ten coastal towns awarded £8.5m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 18:55
Ten coastal towns get £8.5m Government cash that will create nearly 1,400 jobs and help areas damaged by storms.

The boy 'trafficked for paedophiles'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:56
Trapped for years in a subculture of paedophiles

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:51
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:50
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:40
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Learning disabled care campaign

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:22
Where should people with learning disabilitieslive?

Turning Berlin into a work of art

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:13
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin
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