International News

Chinese tourists: 'Make UK visas easier!'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 21:59
'Make visas easier', say Chinese tourists

England 'some way off' Test team

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 21:28
National selector James Whitaker says places in England's team for the first Test against Sri Lanka are still up for grabs.

Sir and Miss for teachers 'sexist'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 21:20
Pupils addressing their teachers as Sir or Miss is depressing, sexist and gives women teachers who do the same job as men "low status", an academic says.

Google must 'rewrite history' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 21:19
Several papers focus on the European Court ruling that people are entitled to ask search engines to remove links deemed "inadequate or irrelevant".

Account payment cost 'extraordinary'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 21:14
The amount a government accounting system spends to pay external suppliers is "extraordinarily high", according to Stormont's spending watchdog.

Yahoo buys messaging app Blink

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 20:24
Yahoo acquires Blink, a mobile application that allows users to share messages that self-destruct, in order to poach the talent behind it.

Eastern European jobs data expected

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 20:23
The first figures showing the number of Bulgarians and Romanians in work in the UK since restrictions on their movement were lifted are expected later.

Report decries tobacco child labour

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 20:08
Why US children as young as 12 pick tobacco

Jail 'overcrowded and needs repair'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:27
Inverness Prison is given an "overall good report" but it also highlights overcrowding and the need for a refurbishment of the building.

Hotel plan for threatened city hall

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:26
Perth City Hall, which councillors voted to demolish in December, could instead become a luxury hotel under new plans.

Food banks rise 'not due to reforms'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:25
UK Employment Minister Esther McVey says rising food bank use is not the fault of Westminister's welfare reforms.

At the top of their game

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22
Competition winners in Belarus

Blakelock's widow in witness appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:20
The widow of PC Keith Blakelock urges anyone who knows about her husband's murder during riots in 1985 to "search your heart and please come forward".

Forecast for deadly jellyfish blooms

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:11
The arrival of box jellyfish blooms could be predicted by monitoring ocean winds, a study suggests.

KLM aircraft makes emergency landing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:02
A passenger aircraft makes an emergency landing at Norwich Airport after the pilot reports an electrical fault and fumes in the cockpit.

Brazuca: Secrets of the new World Cup ball

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:01
The Brazuca has been unveiled as the new ball for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but is it up to the task?

Elizabeth Arden shares slump on loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:59
Shares of US cosmetics-maker Elizabeth Arden plunge after it posts a surprise loss and hires an investment bank to explore its options.

Sats calculator ban 'backward step'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:57
Banning the use of calculators in this year's maths Sats tests in England is a "backwards step", academics warn.

VIDEO: US children aged 12 pick tobacco

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:47
A human rights group has released a report highlighting how US labour rules allow children as young as 12 to pick tobacco. The BBC went to North Carolina to hear from child workers and a tobacco farmer.

Camera crews allowed into Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:45
A camera crew will be allowed into the Commons for the first time later to cover Prime Minister's Questions.
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