International News

Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:28
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.

Crews work on at pier fire scene

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:19
Firefighters remained at the scene overnight of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier.

House votes to sue President Obama

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:08
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.

Leaders meet to discuss MH17 access

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 20:07
Malaysian and Dutch leaders to meet later to discuss securing full access to the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine, two weeks after the plane went down.

Israel to probe UN school shelling

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:43
Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.

VIDEO: Steinway hitting the right note in China

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 19:15
One of the world's best known piano manufacturers Steinway has gained popularity in China.

Samsung profit hit by phone slowdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:40
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.

Galaxy's quest to put fun in fantasy

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:26
Galaxy's quest to bring fun back into fantasy

City of Culture boss appointed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 17:25
The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.

Funding for national park path work

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:12
Paths across Scotland's two national parks are in line for a upgrade thanks to a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Prosthetics, by those who know

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:03
Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know

6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 16:03
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

Is show season making a comeback?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:57
Why are country shows making a comeback?

American Vogue's first black cover girl

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:57
US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on

Nursery teachers higher status call

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:53
Nursery school teachers should be given the same status and pay as those in primary school, the Pre-School Learning Alliance says.

The perils of the Streisand effect

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:51
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:34
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:32
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: The woman in black walking across the US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:30
Who is the figure clad in black, walking across the US?

VIDEO: Fighting hampers MH17 investigation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:22
Heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels around Donetsk has prevented international experts from reaching the MH17 plane crash site.
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