International News

AUDIO: BA boss Willie Walsh on airspace safety

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 01:04
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says it would be "unsafe" for a central body to decide which airspaces firms are allowed to fly over.

Port Glasgow body find 'suspicious'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 01:01
The death of a person whose body was found in Inverclyde is being treated as suspicious, police say.

VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:59
Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.

VIDEO: Royal Navy rescues BBC's faulty forecast

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:56
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.

Exam body to check 'extra help' data

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:45
The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils.

Israel and Hamas truce under way

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:41
Israel and Hamas begin a 72-hour truce, but hours later several Palestinians die by Israeli fire in apparent response to a rocket attack.

Boys arrested for Cadbury home arson

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:51
Three boys are arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroys the former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham.

Games cyclist tests negative for Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:47
An athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has tested negative for Ebola, organisers confirm.

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:45
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found reaches 66.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:29
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

Bank of Ireland makes £259m profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:09
Bank of Ireland announces it made a pre-tax profit of 327m euros (£259m) over the past six months and its Northern Ireland business is now profitable again.

Child savours Games silver medal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:50
Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child says winning silver at Glasgow 2014 is "one of the best moments" of her career.

Muhammad Ali gloves fetch $400,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:31
The gloves worn by boxer Muhammad Ali during the "Fight of the Century" against Joe Frazier have been sold for nearly $400,000.

Nearly half sonic booms over Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:28
Almost half the sonic booms recorded in the UK in the last five years happened in the skies above Wales with one breaking windows and closing a supermarket after ceiling tiles fell.

Child asylum seekers at 'great risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:09
Lone child asylum seekers are at great risk of harm or being exploited, the Welsh Refugee Council warns.

DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 22:04
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Executive backs £78m cuts to budget

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.

'Genetic revolution' on front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.

Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:31
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:47
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.
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