International News

Experts call for new Scottish towns

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:26
Scotland may need up to eight new towns to help avert a potential housing crisis, a special commission says.

London mayor raises Palestinian flag

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:24
The mayor of Tower Hamlets is criticised for raising the Palestinian flag at the town hall, in east London.

Council chief punished over n-word

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 02:15
The deputy leader of Powys Council is "severely reprimanded" for using racially offensive language.

VIDEO: Australian diver lands flat on back

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 01:58
Australian diver Grant Nel scores zero after slipping on the springboard and landing in the pool flat on his back in the men's 3m preliminary round.

VIDEO: Daylight reveals gutted Eastbourne pier

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 01:57
Fire crews have saved two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after fire destroyed part of the structure, leaving a metal skeleton.

The very public NHS privatisation debate

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 01:51
Is privatisation of the NHS in England on the agenda?

Cadbury manor blaze was arson attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 01:41
The former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham has been destroyed in an arson attack.

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 01:23
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 01:16
An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.

Israel calls up 16,000 reservists

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:50
Israel calls up 16,000 extra reserve soldiers as conflict in Gaza continues, amid criticism over a strike that killed 16 at a UN-run school.

Giant wind farm plan is scrapped

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:48
A massive wind farm planned for the Irish Sea - covering an area the size of Anglesey - has been scrapped.

Invictus Games a struggle, says Harry

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:32
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".

DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:28
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Bathers drown off Karachi coast

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:22
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 00:01
A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:53
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Walker dies after fall on Snowdon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
A man has died after falling at least 200ft (60m) while walking just below the summit of Snowdon.

School infants 'obese' warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:15
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Argentina defaults for second time

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 23:01
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.
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