International News

Lotto winners condemn indyref smears

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 01:30
A couple who won £161m on the Euromillions lottery call for an end to the "smears" which they say are blighting the Scottish independence debate.

VIDEO: Episodes returns for season three

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 01:29
Episodes first hit screens here and in the US three years ago, and in that time it has managed to do something rare, make both British and American audiences laugh.

Nintendo says 'No' to gay characters

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 01:28
Nintendo says it will not allow gamers to play as gay characters in its life-simulation game Tomodachi Life.

VIDEO: Journalists destroy desk in TV row

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 01:19
A Jordanian television discussion on the crisis on Syria has descended into chaos, with the participants destroying part of the set.

'Skull Cracker' still in custody

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 01:14
A serial armed robber nicknamed the "Skull Cracker" is still being quizzed by police after going on the run from a Kent open prison.

Planetary scientist Pillinger dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:56
Professor Colin Pillinger, best known for his Beagle-2 Mars mission, has died aged 70 following a brain haemorrhage, his family says.

British Gas: No price rise in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:51
British Gas owner Centrica says it expects to leave household energy prices unchanged for the rest of the year, despite a squeeze on profits.

Thousands waiting longer in A&E

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:39
The number of patients waiting longer than the four hour target in accident and emergency departments has nearly tripled, says Audit Scotland.

Stabbed children out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:36
A baby girl aged 16 months and a seven-year-old boy are released from hospital after being treated for stab injuries following an incident in a house in Newport.

VIDEO: 'They'll frack just 300m from my home'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:35
The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has said regulated fracking should be an "urgent national priority" for the UK despite concerns from environmental campaigners

Lineker backs Stones for England

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:34
Everton's John Stones could be worth a gamble in England's World Cup squad, according to former skipper Gary Lineker.

Morrisons sees sharp fall in sales

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:23
Supermarket chain Morrisons reports a sharp fall in underlying sales as it struggles to fight back against competition from the discount chains.

UK left out of campaign for EU's top job

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:18
Rivals for EU’s top job steer clear of UK

Chinese journalist Gao Yu detained

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:10
Prominent journalist Gao Yu is detained over a leaked document, China says, as several critics are rounded up ahead of the Tiananmen anniversary.

Adams arrest file 'weeks away'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:09
Police have still not sent a file on the arrest of Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

No Sky leader gives Swift Giro chance

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 00:04
Ben Swift is Britain's sole rider in the 2014 Giro d'Italia and will chase stage wins in the race that starts in Belfast on Friday.

Berry and Sellars are Polar laureates

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 23:50
US rock and roll legend Chuck Berry and American composer Peter Sellars are named as 2014 Polar Music Prize laureates.

'House prices rise as supply slows'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 23:24
A shortage of homes coming onto the market will lead to house price rises for years, say surveyors, as the Halifax reports annual price growth of 8.5%.

Abu Hamza 'worked for MI5'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 23:12
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza secretly worked for MI5 "to keep the streets of London safe", his lawyers tell a New York court.

The dogs that smell breath to monitor diabetes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 23:11
The dogs that monitor diabetes by their owners' breath
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