International News

Tesco investigated by new regulator

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:14
Tesco is to face another investigation into its relations with suppliers, amid concerns that it breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.

BT to buy mobile firm EE for £12.5bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:10
UK phone giant BT agrees to buy British mobile operator EE for £12.5bn, it says

INXS guitarist Farriss severs finger

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 22:04
INXS guitarist Tim Farriss has said he may never play the guitar properly again after severing his finger in a boating accident.

Carlisle reveals suicide attempt

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:48
Retired footballer and ex-PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle says he was trying to take his own life when was hit by a lorry in December.

Alert at railway line continues

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:46
A security alert in Lurgan, County Armagh, that closed part of the Belfast to Dublin railway line continues overnight.

New hope for blood cancer patients

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:44
Blood cancer patients in Wales are to be offered an alternative to chemotherapy thanks to a new treatment.

Indonesia growth weakest since 2009

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:41
Indonesia's economy expands at its weakest annual pace in more than five years after being affected by falling commodity prices.

'People should be forced to vote'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:37
People should be forced to vote, a Welsh MP tells an inquiry, because more than 20 million do not take part in elections.

Cylinder 'most likely' cause of blast

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:25
An explosion which destroyed two houses was "most likely" caused by a gas cylinder in one of the houses, an investigation finds.

'No evidence' in gay blood ban case

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:23
Northern Ireland's department of health does not have any medical evidence of its own to support a permanent ban on gay men donating blood, a BBC investigation has found.

VIDEO: Great Six Nations chain interview

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:20
Watch BBC Sport's first Six Nations chain interview as the captains answer a question and then set the next one for another skipper.

Tories' £100,000 a month Facebook bill

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:12
Documents obtained by the BBC show the Conservatives are spending over £100,000 each month on Facebook and as much as £3,000 in individual constituency campaigns.

Big increase in transgender referrals

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 21:07
There has been a steady rise in the number of under-18s being referred for help with their sexual identity, figures given to Newsbeat show.

VIDEO: Mugabe stumble caught on camera

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:53
The 90-year-old President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is caught on film falling over in public.

VIDEO: Greste: 'I don't know why I'm free'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:39
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, has told the BBC's Andrew Harding he was not aware of the reason why he was set free.

Galapagos alert over stranded ship

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:34
Ecuador announces a state of emergency in the Galapagos after a ship with hazardous materials ran aground, threatening the islands' ecosystem.

NHS agency nurses spending 'soars'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:23
NHS spending on agency nurses has soared in the past two years in England, to at least nearly £500m last year, says the Royal College of Nursing.

Argentine leader's tweet ridiculed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 19:02
Twitter users in Argentina and China ridicule Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for poking fun at what she hears on a trip to China.

Children 'familiar with beer brands'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:58
Health campaigners are calling for stricter regulations on the marketing of alcohol, amid fears about the impact it is having on children.

Call to boost antibiotics funding

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:53
Far more money needs to be pumped into global drug research to tackle the looming threat of antimicrobial resistance, a report says.

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