International News

Aer Lingus 'willing' to agree IAG bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:09
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is "willing" to accept a €1.36bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG if the interests of "relevant parties" are satisfied.

PM: Yes to TV debates with NI parties

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:03
David Cameron says a deal could be done for TV debates to go ahead with his inclusion if Northern Ireland's parties are represented on the panel.

NI ambulance workers set to strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:59
Ambulance workers in Northern Ireland are preparing to strike on Thursday in a protest over pay.

High cholesterol in mid-life risky

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:30
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.

Rangers accept £10m Ashley loan

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:14
Rangers agree a £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to relieve the club's "perilous" financial state.

VIDEO: US states 'closed' amid snowstorm

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:57
The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.

Primary school standards 'decline'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:50
The standards of primary schools inspected in Wales declined in 2014 compared to previous years, according to education watchdog Estyn.

The challenge of change in the NHS

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:47
Nigel Edwards, chief executive of health research body, Nuffield Trust, looks at the challenges facing the NHS in Wales - and comparisons with England.

VIDEO: Argentina's secret service 'disbanded'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:44
The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced she plans to disband the country's intelligence agency.

VIDEO: Archive: Arsenal survive Cup scare

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:39
Arsenal need an 89th-minute winner from Alan Sunderland to beat Manchester United 3-2 in the 1979 FA Cup final.

Irish cabinet to discuss airline bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:05
The planned takeover of Aer Lingus is to be discussed by the Irish government at a cabinet meeting later.

Major health review to be published

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:58
A major review into how Northern Ireland's health service is being run is due to be published later.

England's environment 'in decline'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:54
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.

Nadal beaten by Berdych in Melbourne

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:48
Tomas Berdych ends a 17-match losing streak against Rafael Nadal as he beats the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:42
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.

New York shuts down for blizzard

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:34
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow.

Qantas ups fares after surcharge cut

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:31
Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.

VIDEO: Splashdown as plane runs out of fuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:22
Dramatic footage has been released of the moment a pilot, whose plane was running out of fuel, survived ditching in the ocean off Hawaii on Sunday.

Abbott's Prince Philip 'Knightmare'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:12
Australian media express scorn and bewilderment over PM Tony Abbott's decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Sharapova too strong for Bouchard

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:00
Maria Sharapova beats seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final.