International News

Murder accused pensioner goes missing

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:56
An 81-year-old man who is charged with murdering his wife has gone missing, Cumbria Police say.

TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:52
The EU and US are negotiating a deal which they say will free transatlantic trade and boost growth but critics warn is dangerous.

Your pictures of the year 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:52
A selection of the best readers' photos

Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:47
Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.

Free school meals 'for 85% infants'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:46
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

Stars react to film cancellation

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:36
Hollywood stars react to Sony's decision to cancel The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:23
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.

'Rare' Victorian urinal is listed

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:48
A Victorian public urinal is listed by English Heritage for its "special historical interest".

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:46
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:41
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.

Carter to quit All Blacks for Metro

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:40
New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.

Putin to speak amid economic crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:24
President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.

School minibus death inquest to open

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:21
An inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a school minibus is set to be opened on Thursday.

Third of uni research 'world class'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:59
Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.

Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:47
A New Zealander and two Burmese men go on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event.

VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:24
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.

Home for Great Tapestry debated

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:15
Borders councillors are to decide whether to go ahead with building a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland, at Tweedbank.

Scottish university research praised

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:15
The range and quality of research at Scotland's universities is praised in a new UK-wide survey.

George III drawing is uncovered

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:03
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.

Dilemma over life-support pregnancy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 20:57
Irish health authorities are reportedly seeking legal advice on whether they can switch off the life-support machine of a pregnant woman who is brain dead.

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