International News

'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:08
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.

VIDEO: Giant puppet creator on Liverpool show

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:02
Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.

Police 'failing to use handbrakes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:00
Thousands of pounds of damage is caused to police cars and property after officers fail to apply the handbrake properly.

VIDEO: Danny Boyle judges cemetery film fest

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:54
Film-maker Danny Boyle is to judge a film festival being held in an east London cemetery.

France jails pro-Palestinian rioters

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:50
A French court jails three young men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian demonstration in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.

Glasgow ready for 2014 Games opening

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:45
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.

After 10 days & 8,500 miles... St Helena reach Glasgow

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:42
St Helena's Commonwealth Games team travel five days on a ship and then take two flights to reach Glasgow 2014.

Cancer girl charity is investigated

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:34
A cancer charity which helped fly terminally ill Aberdeenshire girl Olivia Downie home from Mexico is investigated.

Dog's life for Pudsey film flop

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:28
A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.

VIDEO: Frustration as Israel flights suspended

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:23
Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv

Rival to challenge Indonesia result

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:20
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

Abbas backs Hamas Gaza truce demands

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:19
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas backs calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:55
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Queen's horse fails drugs test

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:51
Estimate, a racehorse owned by the Queen, has tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine.

Engineering firm to create 40 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:40
A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.

New inquiry over council boss money

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:36
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.

Giant python gets a health check

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:35
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.

15th record inquiry nurse suspended

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:33
Another nurse is suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals, taking the total to 15.

NHS 'should work more with hospices'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:29
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.

Billy Joel to receive Gershwin prize

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:25
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
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