International News

VIDEO: Rise in Chinese visitors to UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:55
New figures demonstrate the growing importance to the UK of tourism from China.

Man dies in mobility scooter crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:48
A 77-year-old man dies after his mobility scooter was involved in a collision with a car in Leeds.

Nigeria troops 'fire at commander'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:41
Soldiers open fire on their commander in the north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say, as anger grows over failure to tackle Islamist insurgency.

Talks open in Ukraine without rebels

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:34
Ukraine's political and civic leaders hold the first round of talks to end the crisis in the country - but separatists were not represented.

New Zealand's 'black gold' abalone

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:09
From humble sea snail to expensive gourmet delicacy

Kenyan MPs' bid to evict UK farmers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:02
A group of MPs in Kenya tables a parliamentary motion calling for some British farmers to be ejected because of the forthcoming khat ban in the UK.

US abortion law to appeals court

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:01
North Dakota appeals a US judge's ruling striking down the state's "foetal heartbeat" abortion ban, the strictest in the country.

Pair jailed for Armagh manslaughter

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:00
Two men are jailed for the manslaughter of a County Armagh man who was in a coma for two years after being beaten in June 2010.

Anti-depressant 'slows' Alzheimer's

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:44
An anti-depressant drug could be used to slow the onset of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists in the US.

VIDEO: Desperate search at Turkey mine

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:35
Rescue teams are searching desperately for dozens of Turkish miners missing after an explosion caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 245.

Trumpet exhaust failed - Rosberg

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:25
Nico Rosberg says the new trumpet exhaust his Mercedes team tried at testing in Barcelona on Wednesday was a failure.

Apology over OAP care check failures

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:23
The head of the NHS body carrying out spot checks on elderly care in Welsh hospitals apologises for missing concerns highlighted in a report that left ministers shocked.

Man bailed in Claudia Lawrence probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:21
A man arrested on suspicion of murdering York chef Claudia Lawrence, who has been missing since 2009, is bailed by police.

Is the 'world's luckiest man' being exploited?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:19
Is the 'world's luckiest man' being exploited?

VIDEO: Kidman 'I do not regret role as Grace'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:19
Nicole Kidman has said she would not change her performance in the Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco which is opening the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Autodesk to manufacture 3D printers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:00
Autodesk is to launch its own 3D printer as part of an effort to drive adoption of software that would allow it to become the industry's equivalent of Android.

In pictures: Turkey mine disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:53
Aftermath of a coal mine explosion

Cipriani set for England recall

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:49
Sale Sharks' Danny Cipriani will be named in England's preliminary squad on Thursday ahead of the tour of New Zealand.

Second arrest over care home abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:35
A second woman is arrested on suspicion of assaulting a resident at an Essex care home following and undercover Panorama investigation.

Cable signals zero-hours re-think

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:33
The government is considering giving workers on zero-hours contracts the right to request fixed contracts, Vince Cable says.
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