International News

Executive 'to go into red' warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:54
The Treasury is formally warned that the Northern Ireland Executive is on track to go into the red by the end of this financial year.

Aid worker's Ebola warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:48
Why British volunteers are hastening to help combat Ebola

Plan to block poll tax collection

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:38
Scottish ministers announce new laws to stop councils pursuing people for poll tax debts, but critics brand it a "tax dodger's charter".

Bank seeks extra powers on housing

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:37
The Bank of England has asked for new powers to prevent a housing boom and bust which will limit the amount people can borrow.

What’s it like being a cat?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:32
How do domestic cats really see the world?

Asbestos victims win damages ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:25
Government plans to deduct legal fees from the damages paid to people dying from asbestos exposure are unlawful, the High Court has ruled.

Three 'held over Thai killings'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:13
Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.

Morrisons pins hopes on loyalty card

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 08:01
Morrisons has announced a new loyalty card scheme in an effort to seize back the initiative in the supermarket wars.

VIDEO: Morrisons card takes on Aldi and Lidl

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:58
Morrisons invests £300m on new loyalty card scheme aimed at rivalling discounters Aldi and Lidl

Tension at HK government offices

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:56
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong surround key government buildings, as police warn they will "decisively uphold the law".

VIDEO: Brand joins London housing protest

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:51
Comedian Russell Brand joined Focus E15 protesters in London outside Bow County Court.

Taliban kill three in Kabul attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:46
At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.

Saudis play down Hajj Ebola concerns

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:36
Two million Muslims begin the annual, five-day Hajj pilgrimage, with Saudi Arabia playing down concern of Ebola infection.

Doors open to Cranford author's home

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:35
The house of Cranford author Elizabeth Gaskell is opening its doors after a £2.5m refurbishment that has returned it to the style of the writer's era.

Hundreds of GP practices risk closure

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:25
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the number of doctors reaching retirement age, GP leaders say.

Israel urged to silence net activist

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:22
The Israeli authorities are urged to shut down the internet account of an activist in the country who is accused of harassing French reporters.

Ebola nurse tells of virus 'horror'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:21
The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.

Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:12
More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey suggests.

Ship identified in Franklin search

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:11
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.

Factory closure will cost 180 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:05
A factory in Fife is to close with the loss of about 180 jobs under proposals announced by its Danish owners.
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