International News

BBC confirms Salmond-Darling debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:15
The BBC confirms it is to broadcast a live referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling on 25 August.

Russia aid convoy faces uncertainty

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:03
Uncertainty surrounds the situation of a Russian aid convoy bound for east Ukraine after Ukrainian officials say they will not let it in.

Lancasters in historic tandem flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:01
The first tandem flight by the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world takes place in Lincolnshire.

VIDEO: Swiss train derailed in landslide

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:54
A landslide in Switzerland derails a train in a "serious accident" amid reports that carriages plunged into a ravine.

Placebo test in cardiac arrest study

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:54
Ethical approval has been given for a study where some patients who experienced a cardiac arrest would not be given adrenaline - the usual treatment – but a placebo instead.

Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:48
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.

Priest orders 'kisses' off grave

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:45
A Lancashire widow says she is "traumatised" after a priest tells her to remove two kisses from the inscription on her husband's gravestone.

Reversible USB cable design finished

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:44
The design for the new reversible USB interface - the standardised connection for data transfers between electronic devices - is finished.

Deadly Ecuador quake rattles Quito

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:40
A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador's capital, Quito, killing four people and injuring eight others, the authorities say.

Kompany signs five-year Man City deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:30
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has agreed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Scudamore still favours '39th game'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:11
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is still in favour of overseas games, and says the clubs are too.

Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:09
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.

VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:07
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.

UKIP beat Lib Dems on donations

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:45
UKIP reports more in political donations to the Electoral Commission in a quarter than the Lib Dems, for the first time.

Employment reaches new record high

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:33
Employment in Scotland has reached a new record high, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

How should the media report a suicide?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:27
How should the media handle the subject of suicide?

Man guilty of stepdaughter murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:25
A man is found guilty of the "violent and vicious" murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover.

Syrian sarin gas chemicals destroyed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:25
The international chemical weapons watchdog says all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have now been destroyed.

Historic fort cuts timing 'crazy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:18
Laying off some temporary staff at a military fort that has just marked the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 is "crazy", a volunteer has said.

VIDEO: Lancasters in first tandem flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:10
Two World War Two Lancaster bombers fly together for the first time in 50 years.

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