International News

NHS rights call for private patients

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:29
Calls are made for private healthcare patients in Wales to have the same rights as those on the NHS.

Police search Cliff Richard property

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:16
Police search a Berkshire property belonging to Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

Suicide rate falls by a fifth

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58
The suicide rate in Scotland fell by almost a fifth over the past decade, new figures show.

VIDEO: The Analyst: How to play a bouncer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes on how to beat fast balls

Apple bans toxins from assembly line

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:49
In light of a public campaign, Apple has banned two potentially hazardous chemicals from 22 of its iPhone and iPad assembly plants.

Sharp rise in CT scans on children

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:42
An expert panel says the number of CT scans performed each year is rising exponentially and more data is needed to asses their impact on health.

Ukraine rebel head Strelkov 'quits'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:38
Igor Girkin - known as Strelkov - resigns as the military chief of pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, reports say.

Protest march advances on Islamabad

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:32
Anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri set off from Lahore for Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, amid tight security.

VIDEO: Man Utd & Arsenal to keep spending?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:31
BBC Sport's David Ornstein reports on the latest Premier League transfer stories, including Man Utd and Arsenal's search for a central defender.

The biter bit - or has Suarez got off lightly?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:05
Luis Suarez's partially successful appeal will disappoint some but the result seems a sensible solution to most observers, writes Dan Roan.

Fracking threatens election tremors

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:00
How big an impact will fracking have on 2015 election?

Rik Mayall mural for birthplace

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:37
A 20ft (6m) high mural of comedian Rik Mayall is created in his birthplace in Essex.

VIDEO: Two US states 'swap weather systems'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:31
Unusual weather in the Western US has caused an apparent "swap" in weather systems between Arizona and Washington State.

UN declares major emergency in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:23
The UN declares its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants.

Southampton sign Hull striker Long

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:05
Southampton complete the signing of Hull City striker Shane Long for an undisclosed fee, reported to be about £12m.

Jail 'destroyed' China rights lawyer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 07:04
Leading Chinese dissident, Gao Zhisheng, has been left "destroyed" and "unintelligible" by three years in jail, according to his lawyer.

Quins launch European Champions Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:53
Harlequins will entertain French side Castres in the opening game of the new European Rugby Champions Cup on Friday 17 October.

'Trophy' theory over woodland skull

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:48
A human skull discovered in woodland could have been a "trophy" brought back to the UK from abroad, an inquest hears.

Queue jumping charge for calls to EE

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:48
Mobile phone company EE has introduced a 50p charge for jumping the queue on customer service calls, angering some customers.

ECB 'under pressure' to boost growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 06:38
Stagnating growth in the eurozone has put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further measures to boost the economic bloc, say analysts.
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