International News

Midwives to stage strike action

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:41
Midwives in Northern Ireland are to stage a four-hour strike action on Thursday in a dispute over pay.

VIDEO: 'I take a look inside my brain'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:39
BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke tests one of the scanners at a £44m brain research imaging centre.

Teenager killed in M1 motorway crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:26
A man in his late teens is killed in a crash on the M1 motorway.

Voters question Wood in TV special

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 21:16
Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood faces voters' questions as part of a series of BBC television election programmes featuring party leaders.

VIDEO: Britons return from Nepal ordeal

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 20:31
A plane carrying 120 British people caught up in the Nepal earthquake has arrived back in the UK.

British quake survivors return to UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 20:06
A plane carrying 120 Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake arrives back in the UK, as the Foreign Office investigates reports a second Briton has died.

Freddie Gray protests in US cities

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 19:40
Protests are taking place in several US cities over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimore.

UN 'regret' at Indonesia executions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 19:12
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expresses "deep regret" over the execution of eight people in Indonesian for drug crimes.

Vietnam marks 40 years since war

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 19:02
Vietnam commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, when the North took control of Ho Chi Minh City, then called Saigon.

The women of the Chinese internet remain defiant

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 18:20
Has the arrest of the "Feminist Five" silenced online debate about women's issues in China?

Salvage operation at fire-hit mansion

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 18:15
Efforts are under way to save "irreplaceable" antiques at an 18th Century stately home after parts of it are gutted in a huge blaze.

A Chinese businessman's awkward English

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 18:04
The perils of speaking a foreign tongue

VIDEO: India's tense relationship with NGOs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 17:51
India is cracking down on foreign-funded NGOs, with nearly 9,000 seeing their registration cancelled. Pratiksha Ghildial reports.

What will happen after 8 May?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 17:23
May the 8th is not the end of the argument about the purpose and worth of politics, only the beginning.

Bond giant Pimco hires Ben Bernanke

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 17:00
US bond giant Pimco hires former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke after the departure of 'bond king' Bill Gross last year.

Messenger heads for crash on Mercury

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:52
After a decade in space and four years in orbit, Nasa's Messenger spacecraft will end its mission on Thursday by crashing into the surface of Mercury.

More older carers 'risking health'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:48
The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the responsibility of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests.

Ukraine rebels shut down aid agency

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:37
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine close down the office of the International Rescue Committee, accusing the aid agency of spying.

Mayweather might not show - Roach

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:26
Manny Pacquiao's trainer fears Floyd Mayweather might not turn up for Saturday's super-fight in Las Vegas.

Men 'catching up on life expectancy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:25
Men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales, research in the Lancet indicates.