International News

Colombian city on alert after attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:20
After a key transmission tower was blown up in Buenaventura, leaving the Colombian port city without power, the authorities ban alcohol and weapons.

Suspension at baby ashes crematorium

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:08
Aberdeen crematorium superintendent Derek Snow is suspended amid an investigation into the handling of baby ashes.

Barclays sees profits fall by 7%

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 02:01
Barclays' half yearly profits fall 7% to £3.35bn, following a fall in revenue at its investment bank.

Birds beat machines in hover test

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:52
Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.

Star Wars name passport rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:19
A woman who added "Skywalker" as a middle name is told by passport officials that her signature infringes a trademark.

Apology over Turtles '9/11 poster'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:03
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.

Ten jailed for India school fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 01:00
Ten people, including the owner of a school , are convicted for a school fire in 2004 in which 94 children were burnt alive in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

Dog walker and runner help stop rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:57
A dog walker and a runner help a woman fight off a man who was trying to rape her.

VIDEO: New tech opens doors for jobseekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:51
New technology is opening up whole new careers to young jobseekers who may be having difficulty getting into more established professions.

AIB returns to profit after bail out

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:49
Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.

Van Gaal right about fitness - Shaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:48
Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw says boss Louis van Gaal was right to question his fitness after joining the club.

Secret Cinema to begin one week late

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.

Millions to see power bill cut

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:18
Millions of electricity customers will see an average reduction of £12 a year on their bills, according to proposals from the regulator, Ofgem.

Toure confirms future is at Man City

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:16
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the Premier League club for "as long as possible".

Cemetery plans opposed by neighbours

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:06
Plans for a huge new cemetery beside the south Antrim village of Dundrod meets strong opposition from a group of residents.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 00:04
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Instagram reveals new Bolt photo app

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:50
The picture-based social media site has revealed a new Snapchat-style app that lets users send temporary messages.

VIDEO: 'UK must respond to Ebola threat'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:29
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "a threat" the UK must respond to - and announced that he will chair an emergency Cobra meeting about the virus on Wednesday.

The dead dog that changed colour twice

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:19
The dog that stole charity money to buy biscuits

VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 23:18
World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.
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