International News

London students 'face crime risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 02:01
Students in London could run a higher risk of being a victim of crime than those in other parts of the country, the Complete University Guide suggests.

Housing market 'coming off the boil'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:55
Home sales hit their highest level of the year in May but a banking group says the "heat is coming out of the housing market".

University trials three-year degrees

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:44
Students in Scotland could complete a full honours degree in three years for the first time in a pilot run at Abertay University.

Microsoft unveils Android phone

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:38
Microsoft unveils its first handset following its takeover of Nokia's handset business. The device runs on Android rather than Windows Phone.

AUDIO: 'Moral case' for introducing living wage

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:35
Archbishop of York John Sentamu says the UK government should make it a goal to cut the number of low paid workers by one million by 2020.

Thai minister forms anti-coup group

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:27
A former Thai minister forms a group to campaign for a return to democracy, in the wake of last month's military coup.

VIDEO: Mental health services 'a car crash'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:06
Mental health services in England are 'a car crash' according to the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 01:04
BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.

VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:56
As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.

'Five killed' in Kenya coast attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:49
At least five people are killed in an attack on the Kenyan coast, close to the scene of raids last week in which more than 60 people died.

Juncker as good and bad for the UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:35
Why battle over EU Commission head is momentous for UK

Monet's Water Lilies sells for £32m

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:30
A 1906 Claude Monet painting of water lilies, Nympheas, sells for almost £32m pounds in London, the second-highest price ever paid for the artist at auction.

Man arrested over Cambuslang attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:26
A man is arrested after a taxi driver and elderly woman were attacked with a knife in South Lanarkshire.

S Korea ferry trial hears evidence

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 00:15
A South Korean court begins hearing evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.

Superheroes with a difference

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:33
When Batgirl got shot and other comic book stories

War poets' battle restaged in wood

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:20
The trenches of World War One are recreated in a Monmouthshire wood in an open-air play marking the centenary of the conflict.

Peer in £2m 'repossession farce'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:17
Police are investigating the attempted "repossession" of items worth £2m from the family seat of celebrity peer Lord Brocket.

Bannockburn 700th anniversary marked

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:10
Events are being held to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, fought on 23 and 24 June, 1314.

Lung cancer awareness campaign call

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:07
Lung cancer campaigners call on health officials to warn people to look out for symptoms of the biggest cancer killer in Wales.

Jail fails to improve violence risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-23 23:02
HMP Winchester has not improved sufficiently since a previous damning report, the prisons watchdog finds.
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