International News

Albarn predicts Alice controversy

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:51
Singer Damon Albarn predicts his Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical, which opens in Manchester later, will be "a little controversial".

Police back at scene of bomb attempt

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:32
Police return to the scene of an attempted bomb attack on a police officer in Eglinton, near Londonderry, to appeal for information.

Afghan court spares mob killers

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:30
An Afghan appeals court quashes death sentences imposed on four men for their part in the mob killing of a young woman in Kabul in March.

Concern over NI health complaints

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:30
More than 40% of the complaints being dealt with by the Northern Ireland Ombudsman are about health and social services, according to a report.

'Tougher sentences' for bird killers

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:19
People caught killing birds of prey in Wales should face stiffer punishments, wildlife campaigners say.

Failings in police child protection

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:13
Police need to improve child protection, a watchdog says, after it highlights failings in Welsh and English forces.

Bullying 'endemic' at hospital

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:12
A "culture of bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour" affects staff at all levels in one unit of Wales' biggest hospital, an inquiry finds.

Sickness benefit shake-up considered

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 21:01
Plans to scrap part of the UK's main sickness benefit under welfare savings are being considered, a leaked Whitehall paper seen by BBC News suggests.

TransAsia pilot shut 'wrong engine'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 20:41
Data from Taiwan's aviation regulator shows a pilot flying a crashed TransAsia plane switched off the working engine after the other lost power.

Minister to detail English laws plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 20:03
The government is expected later to elaborate on its plans to give MPs from English constituencies more say over laws exclusively affecting only England.

From Gazza to Bassett: 25 years of tears

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 19:23
After Laura Bassett's own goal knocks England out of the World Cup, memories of Paul Gascoigne's tears come flooding back.

VIDEO: Greece Yes and No 'both bad options'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 19:03
Kostas Miras owns a cafe on Aegina, an island 55km (34 miles) from Athens, and believes neither option in the upcoming referendum is good.

New S Korea Mers case after pause

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 18:36
South Korea reports a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome after a four-day break in infections, bringing the infection total to 183.

Sampson 'so proud of England heroes'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 18:29
England boss Mark Sampson says his side deserve to head home as heroes after suffering a semi-final defeat to Japan.

Cancer immunotherapy approved in UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 17:58
A pioneering cancer drug that harnesses the power of the immune system is approved for use in the UK.

Egypt vows to pursue IS in Sinai

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 17:58
Egypt says its army will continue its offensive in the Sinai Peninsula until it is cleared of Islamic State militants, after clashes left more than 100 dead.

IT system for GP records criticised

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 17:55
A new GP IT system designed to improve quality and planning in the NHS in England is criticised for running over budget and behind schedule, by a finance watchdog.

VIDEO: England suffer cruel Japan defeat

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 17:49
England go out of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 semi-final defeat by Japan, with Laura Bassett scoring an injury-time own goal.

Mystery US amnesia woman identified

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 17:33
A woman found in the US with no memory of who she was, but who was thought to be Australian, is identified by her family as American Ashley Menatta.

Police criticised for abuse inquiries

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-01 17:28
Police in England and Wales failed to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, a report says.