International News

Live TV subtitling is 'too slow'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:38
On-screen subtitling lags too far behind speech on live TV programmes, UK media watchdog Ofcom says.

More time for stabbed teacher police

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:26
Police are given more time to question a 15-year-old boy about the fatal stabbing of a teacher attacked in front of her pupils.

Stop and search to be overhauled

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:25
A new code of practice for police stop and searches is to be introduced, the home secretary says, with the aim of cutting the number carried out.

Council bans staff smoking e-cigs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:15
Staff are to be banned from using electronic cigarettes in Caerphilly council-owned buildings and vehicles.

Obituary: Bob Hoskins

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:13
'You don't end up looking like me if you're a tough guy'

VIDEO: Too sexy for Kenya's police?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:10
Row in Kenya over policewoman's skirt

Warnings on S Korea ferry 'ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:06
The owner of the sunken South Korean ferry ignored a captain's warnings about the ship's stability, prosecutors say, as two company officials are detained.

Kiev 'helpless' in east Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 08:03
Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov admits his forces are helpless to quell unrest driven by pro-Russia activists in parts of the east.

In pictures: Desperate plight of Muslims in Myanmar camp

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:55
Myanmar's displaced Muslims fight to survive

Donald Trump confirms Turnberry buy

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:47
US property tycoon Donald Trump confirms that he has bought the Turnberry golf resort and hotel in Ayrshire.

Farage will not stand in by-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:15
UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells the BBC he will not stand in a by-election caused by ex-Tory MP Patrick Mercer's resignation.

US economic growth slows sharply

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:06
US economic growth slows to 0.1% in the first quarter of the year, thanks to the impact of unusually bad winter weather.

In pictures: Bob Hoskins

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:05
Pictures from the life and career of Bob Hoskins who has died aged 71

VIDEO: Prince Harry splits up with Cressida

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 07:03
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas have broken up, but are said to remain "best friends".

Earth's last warm phase probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:58
Scientists tie together ice and marine records from 120,000 years ago to paint a picture of Earth's poles when they were warmer than today.

Prince announces UK arena tour

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:48
Following a series of low key gigs, US singer Prince announces a run of UK arena dates.

Rogers inspires superb Middlesex win

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:19
Opener Chris Rogers' unbeaten 241 guides Middlesex to 472-3 and a remarkable seven-wicket victory over Yorkshire.

UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:12
The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.

Sacking over poor elderly home care

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:11
One staff member is sacked and seven suspended from an Essex care home after an undercover Panorama investigation finds poor care.

Drink price plan referred to Europe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:48
A legal challenge to the Scottish government's policy on minimum alcohol pricing is referred to a European court by the Court of Session in Edinburgh, delaying the plans for two years.
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