International News

MI6 chief Sawers to step down

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:42
Sir John Sawers, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, is to step down in November after five years in the post.

Labour: PM mishandled Juncker talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:41
Labour accuses David Cameron of "badly mishandling" efforts to block Jean-Claude Juncker from the EU's top job.

NHS blunders led to toddler's death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:23
Three-year-old Sam Morrish died from a treatable condition because of a "catalogue of errors", a review finds.

Peter Pan author's grave vandalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:18
Police appeal for witnesses after the family graveyard plot of Peter Pan author JM Barrie in Kirriemuir is vandalised.

Brussels murders extradition ordered

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:17
A French court orders the extradition to Belgium of Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of murdering four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum.

New Oscar rules for music announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:16
Oscar organisers have put new rules in place for its music categories to ensure fair campaigning in the run up to the awards.

VIDEO: Making solar cells with tofu salt

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:48
Making solar cells with a salt used in tofu manufacturing could make generating energy from the Sun much cheaper, say scientists.

VIDEO: Bank of England stability report

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:47
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is explaining whether he plans to take action to cool the housing market in parts of the UK

Call to save Pitcairn's ocean bounty

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:44
Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the pristine waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

Savile hospital abuse reports due

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:43
Accounts of sexual abuse and inappropriate treatment by Jimmy Savile in 28 NHS hospitals are due to be outlined in a series of reports.

In pictures: 'Pellet guns' maim Kashmir protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:43
The weapons used against Kashmir protestors

Your pictures: Mountains

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:41
Readers' photos on the theme of "mountains"

Mini-hearts grown to study disease

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:17
Thousands of miniature human hearts are grown to research disease by scientists in Scotland.

Greste 'devastated' by court verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:16
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says he is "devastated and outraged" at the Egyptian court verdict that jailed him and two of his colleagues.

Ice baths, banana bagels & Bautista Agut

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:11
Wimbledon champion on ice baths and banana bagels

Two hurt in gas cylinder explosion

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:03
Two people are injured in a gas cylinder explosion in a Buckinghamshire garage, the fire service says.

Queen's income set to rise to £40m

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:58
The Queen's income is expected to rise by more than 5% next year to £40m as the Crown Estate announces record profits of £267m.

Europe - PM tries to turn defeat into victory

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:54
'Splendid isolation' of one man, one country at EU summit

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 23:06
Barcelona still want Luis Suarez, Premier League clubs chase Alexis Sanchez, Hull in talks over Michael Dawson, plus more.

Interconnector energy shortage fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 22:58
Northern Ireland faces serious energy shortages if the north-south electricity interconnector project is not started soon, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has warned.
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