International News

Minister's 'no' to fracking change

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:39
Scotland's energy minister opposes plans to make it easier for fracking companies to drill beneath residential areas.

Dewani 'fit to stand trial' in SA

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:36
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is found fit to stand trial in South Africa by a panel of psychiatric experts.

VIDEO: Panama Canal at 100: What next?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:29
The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago today, but what does the next century hold for the waterway and the small Central American country that now runs it?

VIDEO: Part of world's biggest turret sets sail

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:22
The largest piece of a structure set to become the world's biggest turret has set sail from Dubai.

Waddle's son & £15 kit bags - FA Cup begins

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:05
The FA Cup begins this weekend with World Cup winners, Real Madrid conquerors and Chris Waddle’s son dreaming of glory.

Plastic bottle spoils Downton photo

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:49
The makers of costume drama Downton Abbey are left red-faced after a plastic bottle appears in a promotional photo, while producers say the new series will be lighter in tone.

US hails Okinawa base move start

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:48
The United States says it welcomes the start of a military base relocation project in Japan's Okinawa, amid protests by local residents.

Rider critical after Ulster GP crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:45
A French rider is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycling event.

Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:29
Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, angering South Korea and China.

Robot swarm shuffles into formation

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:27
Engineers create the world's largest robot swarm, with over 1,000 tiny robots that act independently but work together to build two-dimensional shapes.

Vigils across US for shot teenager

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:20
Thousands of people across the US gather to honour a black teenager whose fatal shooting by police sparked four nights of violence in a Missouri town.

VIDEO: How Germans adopt grandparents

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:20
Michael Buchanan reports on a German scheme to let families 'adopt a grandparent'.

Woman wrongly told she had cancer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:18
A woman who was wrongly told by a nurse she had Alzheimer's and cancer when her medical notes were mixed up receives an apology.

Russian army vehicles near border

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:16
Russian military vehicles are seen heading for the Ukrainian border, as a Russian aid convoy remains parked near the frontier.

Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:10
Patients say that the decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men who have prostate cancer is a "fiasco".

Unseen Warhol films to be digitised

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:09
New York's Museum of Modern Art is to digitise hundreds of unseen Andy Warhol films and screen them for the public.

Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:04
UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.

Pulis leaves Crystal Palace post

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:44
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace by mutual consent less than 48 hours before the start of the season.

Tourism sign plea for newest city

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:35
It is one of Britain's newest cities, it has a cathedral, and now one of its leading churchmen is looking for a sign - a brown tourism one.

'Fugitive' Suarez trains sights on El Clasico

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:31
Luis Suarez can now train with Barcelona, meaning a return to action against Real Madrid is much more likely, writes Andy West.
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