International News

Hearing loss payout 'extortionate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:31
The amount of compensation paid to former police officers who said their hearing was damaged while on duty is "extortionate", a Sinn Féin MLA says.

VIDEO: Brick shortage refires mothballed kilns

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:23
A brick manufacturer has re-opened its brickworks in Lancashire four years after it closed it down.

UN calls for Rohingya deaths inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:22
UN rights chief calls on Burma to investigate attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, saying it has credible information 48 people were killed.

Royal Mail reports rise in revenue

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:08
Royal Mail says it is "confident" about hitting financial targets after the group reports a 2% rise in revenues in the nine months to 29 December.

Alun Wyn Jones signs Ospreys deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:19
Wales and British and Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones signs a new two-year contract to stay with the Ospreys.

VIDEO: Whole-life sentence appeals begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:17
Five senior judges are to hear a series of appeals about whether convicted murderers can be imprisoned without the possibility of release.

Promenade damage cost tops £1.5m

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:12
The cost of repairing Aberystwyth promenade after it was severely damaged by storms in early January tops £1.5m.

VIDEO: From the front line to Civvy Street

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:09
Thousands of soldiers are facing redundancy, but how will they cope with the transition from the front line to civilian life.

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.

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