International News

Call for school disputes ombudsman

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 22:01
Disputes between schools and their governors could be settled more quickly by the appointment of an independent schools ombudsman, it is claimed.

Royal Mail to try Sunday parcel run

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 21:56
Royal Mail is to trial a Sunday delivery service for parcels in response to the increasing demand for goods ordered online.

Southampton must not sell - Cortese

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 21:40
Nicola Cortese believes Southampton risk undermining their recent success if they sell their best young players.

Led Zeppelin face copyright fight

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 21:16
A legal dispute faces Led Zeppelin over the song Stairway to Heaven, widely seen as one of the greatest rock compositions of all time.

Netflix to expand across Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 21:08
Netflix announces plans to extend its TV and movie streaming service to Germany, France and four other European countries.

No prosecutions over bus alcohol law

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 20:55
No private bus or coach operator has ever been prosecuted for allowing a passenger to drink alcohol on board, despite a law introduced in Northern Ireland in 2011.

Politics, property prices and groceries - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 20:43
Lloyds' move to cap some mortgages amid fears of a property bubble, and Ed Miliband's £80 weekly grocery shop feature in Wednesday's papers.

VIDEO: Postman Pat hits the big screen

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 19:39
Postman Pat gets the big screen treatment, with Stephen Mangan taking on the lead role.

VIDEO: World's first artificial surfing lake

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 19:27
Britain's first artificial surfing lake is due to open in Snowdonia next year.

Could deaf dramas be TV hits?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:42
Could signing produce a TV drama hit?

Chronic pain 'may be inherited'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:21
Scientists discover four common chronic pain conditions share a genetic element, suggesting they could be inherited diseases.

Water goes 'missing' with snow loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:03
A new study finds that if temperatures rise and more precipitation falls as rain rather than snow, it will likely reduce the overall volume of water in streams and rivers.

Mosquitoes moving into UK cities

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:01
Warmer ambient temperatures and more water containers in gardens are bringing mosquitoes into UK cities and closer to people's homes, say scientists.

Midnight and university library is crowded

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:56
Forget 24-hour drinking; students want 24-hour libraries

Brazilian police go on strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:36
Thousands of police across Brazil go on a one-day strike over pay in another hiccup ahead of the football World Cup, which begins on 12 June.

Syrian refugees 'lack medical care'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:18
Amnesty International says a shortfall in international support has left many Syrian refugees in Lebanon unable to access crucial medical care.

Badger vaccine 'cull alternative'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:10
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust begins a programme to vaccinate badgers in the county as an alternative to culling.

VIDEO: China deal ‘politically important’

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:44
Russia's President Putin is in China. The two countries are expected to agree a multi-billion dollar gas deal that has been in the works for 10 years.

Search resumes for missing sailors

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:41
The search has resumed for four British sailors missing since their yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, the US Coast Guard says - after it was called off two days previously.

VIDEO: 'I survived the Israeli airport massacre'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:38
Story of one woman who survived the Lod airport massacre
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