International News

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.

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows Costa on move

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 00:24
Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.

Van Gaal criticises tour schedule

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:57
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:29
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: Mystery over Brooklyn Bridge flags

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:19
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.

Giant solar park set for approval

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:59
Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are recommended for approval by Flintshire councillors.
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