International News

Surprise fall in UK manufacturing

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:31
Manufacturing output in the UK fell by 1.3% in May, official figures show, much weaker than expected and the biggest decline since January 2013.

Labour proposes 'technical degrees'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:29
Labour leader Ed Miliband is to propose "technical degrees" - putting vocational subjects on an equal footing with traditional academic degrees.

VIDEO: Roller coaster derails in California

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:11
Rescue workers have freed passengers from a derailed roller coaster in Valencia, California.

Wave and tidal power sites approved

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:07
Sites for testing wave and tidal energy off the west coast of Anglesey and south Pembrokeshire are approved.

Sudan's great survivor: Bashir's 25 years in power

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:57
How President Omar al-Bashir has clung to power for 25 years

VIDEO: How hens help beat social isolation

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:50
As an official report prepares to highlight the impact of loneliness, the BBC's Tim Muffett has been to see one project in Gateshead which uses chickens to help ease social isolation.

Gandhi statue set for Westminster

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:48
A statue of the Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be erected opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Madonna excused from jury service

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:46
Madonna appears for jury service at a New York court but is excused to avoid "creating a distraction".

VIDEO: Whales left to die on Donegal beach

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:44
Efforts to save a pod of 13 whales stranded on a beach in the Republic of Ireland fail.

Sniffer dog finds child abuse images

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:36
A suspect is arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet.

Girl killed by falling fireplace

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-08 00:07
A toddler dies as a fireplace at her family home falls on top of her.

Festival moving 'in right direction'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:57
Organisers of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod say they hope the festival's fortunes are heading in the right financial direction, as the event opens.

'Extensive' search for missing man

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:41
A North Wales Police officer says an extensive search has been carried out by local forces for a Denbigh pensioner missing in Crete.

UK doctor death not suicide - inmates

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:31
A UK doctor who was found dead in prison in Syria did not not kill himself as Syrian officials claim, two of his former inmates say.

Police attacked at bomb alert scene

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 23:21
A bomb alert in County Tyrone which forced a number of families to leave their homes overnight ends.

'Corruption sank' South Korea ferry

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 22:26
An interim report says the 16 April sinking of South Korea ferry Sewol was partly due to government negligence and corruption.

Welfare reform 'takes toll on poor'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 22:06
Vulnerable people are being forced into hardship due to welfare reform, Citizens Advice Cymru claims, with a big impact on their mental and physical health.

VIDEO: Japan braced for 'huge' Typhoon

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 22:06
Typhoon Neoguri is approaching Japan's Okinawa island chain, packing strong winds and torrential rain.

'Biggest ever' child sex inquiry - papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 20:48
Most of Tuesday's papers focus on the home secretary's launch of inquiries into the way historical child sex abuse claims were handled by public bodies.

VIDEO: Germany's World Cup semi-final record

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-07 20:37
BBC Sport takes a look at Germany's impressive record at World Cup semi-finals, featuring goals from all their last-four games since 1966.
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