International News

EU may define obesity as disability

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:53
The EU's top court considers a test case from Denmark which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability.

Iraqi Kurds 'fully control Kirkuk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:51
Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have taken full control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk as the army flees before an Islamist offensive nearby.

Expedia to accept Bitcoin payments

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:40
One of the world's largest online travel agencies, Expedia, says it will accept the virtual currency Bitcoin as a form of payment.

£58m regeneration plans are approved

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:31
Regeneration projects across south Wales, ranging from home energy efficiency schemes to town centre improvements, are approved by ministers.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:21
The home secretary announces a review into the Passport Office amid huge passport backlogs.

Trundling tractor pulled over on M1

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:18
A tractor driver is caught by police trundling at a top speed of 24mph along the M1.

MoD announces 1,060 job cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:17
The Ministry of Defence announces 1,060 armed forces redundancies in the fourth and final round of cuts.

Degree show at fire-hit art school

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:16
Glasgow School of Art is set to stage its 2014 degree show - weeks after fire destroyed and damaged students' work in the iconic Mackintosh building.

What does 'Death Eaterish' mean?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:12
JK Rowling has compared some Scots nationalists to Harry Potter's enemies.

Clegg opposes water cannon purchase

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:05
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says using water cannon "rubs up against the long tradition of policing by consent on London's streets".

AUDIO: What makes opera singers different?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 02:01
Opera singer Joyce DiDonato explains what separates her trade from that of other classical vocalists.

VIDEO: French 'shocked' by Rik's death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:45
Comedienne Dawn French says she is 'utterly shocked' by the death of her Comic Strip co-star Rik Mayall

Man arrested over 'ammonia' attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:42
A man is arrested after a liquid, thought to be ammonia, was sprayed on three men in south London.

Kanye set designer joins the Brits

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:41
Es Devlin, who created spectacular stages for Take That and Kanye West, is to design next year's Brit Awards ceremony, it is announced.

Farah set to run Glasgow double

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:34
Mo Farah intends to compete for England in the 5,000 and 10,000m at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Man found eating love rival's heart

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:19
South African police find a man using a knife and fork to eat the heart of his ex-girlfriend's new lover near Cape Town.

Welsh Water profits increase to £50m

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:18
Welsh Water recorded profits of £50m last year - up from £29m the year before, its latest figures show.

In pictures: Germany cave rescue operation

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:13
Doctors reach trapped man

AUDIO: Cable 'appalled' by loan-to-income ratios

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:07
Business secretary Vince Cable says that loan-to-income ratios offered by banks are adding to the housing boom.

Man killed in inflatable doll row

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 01:06
A man dies after being critically injured in what police said was a "brutal assault" at the Parklife Weekender Festival in Manchester.
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