International News

VIDEO: Health chiefs meet over Mers virus

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:26
The World Health Organization has been meeting to decide whether to declare a public health emergency after a sudden spike in cases of a deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or Mers.

Turkey mine blast death toll rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:25
An explosion at a mine in Turkey leaves 201 workers dead as a huge rescue operation gets under way to reach hundreds still trapped underground.

VIDEO: Local vs EU elections: Which wins?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:23
The BBC's Mike Sergeant asks people in the West Midlands about their political priorities ahead of the local and European elections.

Fifty inmates in prison disturbance

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:11
Up to 50 prisoners are involved in a disturbance at the new HMP Grampian in Peterhead, the Scottish Prison Service says.

In pictures: Baton relay - Europe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:08
Queen's Baton Relay as it travels round Europe

VIDEO: 'GSK bribery pushed up drug prices'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 01:06
Chinese authorities have accused a British GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive of ordering staff to bribe hospital officials to use its products.

British Open fails women, says David

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:54
World number one Nicol David says the British Open is letting down women by failing to put matches on show courts.

Scores more sex gang victims found

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:51
Police in Oxford identify 50 to 60 young women as potential victims of a paedophile ring which operated in the city between 2004 to 2012.

Cornwall coach crash driver released

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:38
A 57-year-old driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in a coach crash in Cornwall is released on police bail.

Glaxo China head named in probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:34
Chinese authorities accuse a British GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) executive of ordering staff to bribe hospital officials to use its products.

Sony to be unprofitable until 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:29
Japanese electronics giant Sony forecasts it will remain unprofitable until 2015 after a restructuring saw it exit the PC business.

UKIP student quits over campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:20
A prominent member of UKIP's youth wing quits the party, accusing it of descending into a "form of racist populism".

Ex-Man Utd player Park Ji-Sung retires

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:19
Former Manchester United and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires from football at the age of 33.

'No extremism' says Birmingham school

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 00:11
A Birmingham school at the centre of the "Trojan Horse" allegations has no religious extremism of any kind, says the chair of governors.

How France's National Front won in socialist heartland

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 23:24
How France's National Front is winning in socialist heartland

Five Habitat products that changed the home

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 23:21
And four other Habitat products that changed people's homes

Wiggins lead cut in Tour of California

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 23:20
Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins finishes ninth on stage three of the Tour of California as his lead is cut to 24 seconds.

'Dumping' claim over troubled pupils

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 23:13
Special classes for troubled pupils need to improve as many are seen by staff as "dumping grounds" for disadvantaged youngsters, the children's commissioner says.

VIDEO: AstraZeneca Pfizer grilling continues

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 23:08
The US drugs firm Pfizer faces more tough questions from MPs on Wednesday over the company's proposed takeover of its UK rival AstraZeneca.

SNP calls for publication of poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 23:06
The SNP calls for the publication of a "secret" independence referendum poll which was commissioned by the UK government.
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