International News

NHS staff balloted over strike action

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:28
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in ODI

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:21
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international.

Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:20
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.

Chambers pulls out of Commonwealths

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:14
British 100m champion Dwain Chambers withdraws from the Commonwealth Games to focus on the European Championships in Zurich.

Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:09
Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.

AUDIO: Hip hop star describes FGM ordeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:07
A Senegalese hip hop artist and anti-FGM campaigner has called for the practice to be ended.

Swan causes water sports ban at pond

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:02
Edinburgh Leisure is forced to cancel water sports at one of its venues because a swan has been attacking people.

Salmond urged to condemn homophobia

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:52
Campaigner Peter Tatchell calls on First Minister Alex Salmond to condemn homophobia in some Commonwealth countries ahead of the Glasgow games.

Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:41
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.

Mother left girl, four, home alone

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:26
A Mold woman pleads guilty to child neglect after leaving her four-year-old daughter at home alone while she went to work.

How Goldfrapp put Medea to music

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:53
How Goldfrapp wrote the soundtrack to a Greek tragedy

'Knock-out' threat officer suspended

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:53
A Staffordshire police officer is suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:47
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.

Matthew to carry flag for England

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:40
Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Albarn praises 'brave' Latitude

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:32
Blur front man Damon Albarn praises the Latitude Festival for giving him a headline slot off the back of his "slow" album.

VIDEO: Software firm's recruitment trouble

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 05:08
Plans to set up Wales' first software university are being prepared by businesses concerned about a skill shortage in hi-tech industries. Simon Powell of Eysys describes his recruitment problems

YouTube star sued in copyright case

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:58
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.

Man electrocuted on city train line

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:58
A man has died after being electrocuted on a railway line near Haymarket in Edinburgh.

Abuse inquiry hears from 275 people

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:57
Police investigating child sexual abuse at care homes in north Wales say 275 people have made allegations.

NI leaders congratulate McIlroy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 04:54
Rory McIlroy, the new Open golf champion, is congratulated by First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.
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