International News

Dementia fears for rugby players

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:59
Multiple blows to the head from playing rugby can accelerate brain ageing and potentially lead to early dementia, according to a Welsh academic.

'No support' sees GB skier quit

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:49
Winter Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington says a lack of support was behind her decision to quit skiing.

Council staff absenteeism worsening

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:30
Staff absenteeism is a worsening problem for Northern Ireland's 26 councils, according to the annual report of the local government auditor.

BBC radio star Betty Smith dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:23
Betty Smith, one of the stars of an award-winning BBC Radio Humberside show has died at the age of 93, her family says.

Shot boy 'makes plea to come home'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:20
A teenage boy who was shot in both legs by paramilitaries when he was 15 is still living in "exile" a year after the attack, according to the SDLP.

Child sexual exploitation report due

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:12
The outcome of an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland is expected to be announced later on Tuesday.

Three wounded in Jerusalem attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:00
Two men armed with axes attack worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, injuring three before they are themselves killed, police say.

House destroyed by 'gas explosion'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:53
A four-year-old girl and her father are pulled alive from the rubble of a house destroyed in a suspected gas explosion.

Culling to begin at bird flu farm

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:40
A cull of 6,000 ducks is due to start following a confirmed case of bird flu at a breeding farm in East Yorkshire.

Japan PM Abe 'to call snap election'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is widely expected to call an early election on Tuesday to seek public backing for a delay in tax increases.

BBC man's killer sentenced to death

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:05
A man who shot dead BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers in Saudi Arabia 10 years ago has been sentenced to death.

Revive exchange trips, schools urged

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 19:30
Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.

Student fees 'worst of both worlds'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 19:30
The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.

Labour pledges extra border staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:52
Labour will recruit an extra 1,000 UK border guards if it wins the general election, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper is to say.

VIDEO: Lava field 'bigger than Manhattan'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:38
A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.

VIDEO: Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:36
American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.

Alleged extremist left 'stateless'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:16
A Muslim convert who has been stripped of his British citizenship due to alleged extremism says he has been left stateless and appeals to the Supreme Court.

Quarter of sex offences go unrecorded

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:05
More than a quarter of sexual offences, and almost one in five of all reported crimes, are not being recorded in England and Wales because of "indefensible" failings by police, a report says.

HK authorities clear protest site

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:05
Hong Kong bailiffs are clearing out part of a protest site near government offices after a high court decision last week authorising the move.

Indonesia raises fuel prices by 30%

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 17:48
The Indonesian government has increased subsidised fuel prices by over 30% in an attempt to save the economy more than $8bn (£5bn) in 2015.

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