International News

Earth's last warm phase probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:58
Scientists tie together ice and marine records from 120,000 years ago to paint a picture of Earth's poles when they were warmer than today.

Prince announces UK arena tour

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:48
Following a series of low key gigs, US singer Prince announces a run of UK arena dates.

Rogers inspires superb Middlesex win

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:19
Opener Chris Rogers' unbeaten 241 guides Middlesex to 472-3 and a remarkable seven-wicket victory over Yorkshire.

UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:12
The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.

Sacking over poor elderly home care

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 06:11
One staff member is sacked and seven suspended from an Essex care home after an undercover Panorama investigation finds poor care.

Drink price plan referred to Europe

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:48
A legal challenge to the Scottish government's policy on minimum alcohol pricing is referred to a European court by the Court of Session in Edinburgh, delaying the plans for two years.

Baby ashes scandal 'a great tragedy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:44
Parents affected by the Mortonhall scandal were not told that ashes were left after their babies were cremated because it would have been "too distressing".

Bercow cuts off Cameron at PMQs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:37
Speaker John Bercow cuts off David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions, telling him he has said enough.

VIDEO: Schnabel on art, Lou Reed and Bez

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:25
Julian Schnabel discusses his art, his friendship with the late Lou Reed and painting to the music of Black Grape, with Newsnight's Stephen Smith.

Labour wants 'school standards tsars'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:18
Labour is calling for a clearer structure for supervising different types of state-funded schools, including academies and free schools.

Modi accused of India poll violation

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:18
India's Election Commission accuses the main opposition BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of violating the election code.

VIDEO: Video tributes to Hillsborough 96

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:11
The families of those who died at the Hillsborough disaster in April 1989 have been giving tributes to them at the new inquest.

Salmond defends Putin pride remark

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:09
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says remarks he made about admiring Russian president Vladimir Putin were not ill-judged.

Senegal rebels declare a ceasefire

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:06
A top Senegalese rebel leader declares a unilateral ceasefire in Casamance, raising hopes of ending one of West Africa's longest-running conflicts.

Is this the most boring advert ever made?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 05:05
Leica claims the advert for its new camera is the most boring of all time. Can tedium be an effective marketing tool, asks Jon Kelly.

Arrest in Alves banana racism case

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:46
Spanish police say they have arrested a spectator suspected of throwing a banana at Barcelona's Brazilian footballer Dani Alves in a match last week.

Care homes: The known and the unknown

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:42
How widespread is abuse of vulnerable care home residents?

What are zero-hours contracts?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:40
What are zero-hours contracts and why do employers use them?

Why Farage not standing matters

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:30
What Nigel Farage's decision not to stand means for UKIP

Councils to get betting shop powers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:24
Councils are to get stronger powers to prevent "harm" being done by a "concentration" of high street bookmakers.
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