International News

Island pylons plan prompts meeting

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:06
The National Grid will be urged to change its preferred option of building pylons across Anglesey to improve north Wales' electricity connection at a meeting later.

Olympic canoe champion Baillie quits

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:26
Tim Baillie, who won Olympic canoe slalom gold with Etienne Stott at London 2012, announces his retirement.

Council fracking referendum proposed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:19
Politicians in Fermanagh have asked council officers there to find out if a local referendum could be held in the county on fracking.

VIDEO: Blaze hits Canada care home

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:14
As many as 31 elderly Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec. Beth McLeod reports.

VIDEO: Inside space station training lab

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:03
British astronaut Tim Peake shows the BBC's Pallab Ghosh around a detailed mock-up of the International Space Station's science lab.

'Ageist' NHS and Bieber 'busted' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:00
Some papers report claims that elderly patients die because they're considered "too old to treat", while pop star Justin Bieber's arrest makes front pages.

Space travel 'vital to our survival'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:00
The British astronaut who is due to go into space next year has said that learning how to live and work in space will be essential to the survival of our species.

Tube reopens after concrete flood

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 21:38
A section of the Victoria Line through central London which was shut after wet concrete flooded into a control room reopens.

Army closes Kashmir killings case

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 21:28
India's army says it has not found enough evidence to press charges against some officers accused of 'staged killings' in Indian-administered Kashmir.

VIDEO: Peek inside UN ahead of Syria talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 21:13
The BBC's Imogen Foulkes takes a look around the UN building where the first full day of peace talks between the Syrian government and rebels is due to take place.

'Fish oil' GM plant bid submitted

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 21:07
Field trials of a genetically modified crop containing Omega-3 fatty acids normally found in oily fish could begin in the UK this year, after a field trial application is submitted.

VIDEO: Protest leader: 'I'll fight with you'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 19:31
Protesters in the Ukraine have expressed scepticism that talks between an opposition leader and President Viktor Yanukovich can make progress. Catharina Moh reports.

Poor pupils 'still at disadvantage'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 19:04
Many pupils from poorer families are still not gaining the qualifications needed to compete for top jobs, researchers say.

Babies' heart risk 'shaped early on'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:46
A baby's development in the womb in the first few weeks of life is critical for their future heart health, a study suggests.

Samsung's quarterly profit declines

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:29
Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones and TVs, reports a drop in quarterly profit for the first time in two years.

Pay-off 'gagging clauses' anger MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 18:02
The use of "gagging clauses" when paying off government employees could be hiding "serious and systematic failures", MPs warn.

The first Kenyan at the Winter Olympics

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 17:16
Kenya's first international skier recalls the unexpected friendship that turned him into a poster boy for snow sports in Africa.

Scepticism over Ukraine crisis talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 17:13
Protesters in Ukraine express scepticism that talks between an opposition leader and President Yanukovych will lead to a breakthrough.

Ecuador-Venezuela flights suspended

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 16:53
Ecuadorean airline Tame says flights between Quito and Caracas will remain suspended until the Venezuelan government pays millions it owes for sold tickets.

VIDEO: Bill Gates: 'US should pay more tax'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 16:45
Bill Gates, the founder for the technology giant Microsoft, says he would like to see the amount of money spent on international aid increased.

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