International News

Icebergs 'have sound signature'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:55
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:52
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:31
Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.

Sarwar resigns as Punjab governor

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:28
Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar who became governor of Punjab in 2013 has resigned from the post.

Subtitles make live TV 'unwatchable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:06
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:31
Real Madrid to get David De Gea on a free, Liverpool eye Ruben Neves, West Ham target Swansea's Gomez, plus more.

Shell to cut investment by $15bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:31
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.

Missing trawler search suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:29
A search for a trawler missing off the Kent coast, with four people on board, is suspended.

Cars crushed as wind topples tree

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:27
Several cars are crushed but no-one is hurt when a tree in Southampton is brought down in high winds.

Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:24
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.

Road closed due to serious incident

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:13
Police are dealing with a serious incident at Botanic Avenue in Belfast.

VIDEO: Afghan poverty as politics stalls

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:09
Political uncertainty and the withdrawal of western troops have left Afghanistan's economy struggling severely.

Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:00
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

Colour-coded school ratings revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 21:48
Parents will find out how their children's schools are performing when the results of a new colour-coded ratings system are revealed.

'Best time' for medical innovation

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 21:41
It is the 'best time ever in Wales' for inventing new medicines and healthcare equipment, according to one of the life science industry's leading figures.

More than 100 operations cancelled

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 21:21
The BBC learns more than 100 orthopaedic operations at Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital have been cancelled partly because its beds have been used to cater for an overflow of fracture patients.

Williams to face Sharapova in final

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 21:15
Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.

VIDEO: Care: 'You have to be cold-hearted'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 21:11
Alex's Adamou's mother Andriani is 61 years old and has dementia.

'No interest' in care insurance

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 21:00
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 20:55
Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated and they are investigating if it could become more contagious.