International News

VIDEO: Panda frolics on snowy slope

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:39
Toronto Zoo cameras catch a giant panda sliding down a hill and playing in the snow.

Unions consider Wales-only pay deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:35
Union leaders are due to decide later whether to accept the first Wales-only pay deal offered to NHS staff.

RBS fined £56m over computer glitch

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:19
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £56m by regulators after a 2012 software issue left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.

1,100 jobs created across Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:09
More than 1,100 jobs are announced by six companies across Wales.

Bank fined £56m for IT meltdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:07
Ulster Bank's parent company Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £56m by the UK's financial regulators over the IT meltdown in 2012.

VIDEO: Afghan toddler brutally raped

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:05
A three-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Afghanistan after being brutally raped.

Hockney 'working harder than ever'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:03
Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.

Seven killed in China stabbing

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:47
A man stabs seven people to death at a hospital in north-eastern China - the latest in a series of knife attacks in the country.

Carter out, McCaw hits new landmark

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:11
Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.

Bed blockers 'face legal action'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:09
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.

Thousands of police callers hang up

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:00
A critical report says many callers to Devon and Cornwall Police's 101 number wait more than 20 minutes for an answer and thousands hang up in frustration.

India guru set to appear in court

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 20:42
A controversial Indian guru is set to appear in court after police arrested him late on Wednesday, ending a week-long stand-off during which six people died.

VIDEO: Turkmenistan to meet China gas needs

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 20:33
China is investing in Turkmenistan's energy sector to boost the supply of gas to its fast growing economy.

China's factory activity stagnates

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 20:15
Activity in some of China's factories and workshops hits a six month low in November, a fresh survey shows.

East-West conflict set to run and run

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 20:11
The current dispute between Russia and the EU is not likely to be resolved any time soon, says Mark Mardell.

Yahoo to take over search on Firefox

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 20:10
Tech giant Yahoo will now replace market leader Google as the default search engine on Firefox's internet browsers in the US.

Northern US braced for more snow

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 20:05
Another metre of snow is expected in upstate New York after a massive snowstorm killed at least seven people on Wednesday.

VIDEO: $1m bill for baby's early arrival

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 19:49
A Canadian family is facing a bill of almost $1m (£638,000) from an American hospital, because their daughter was born prematurely while they were on holiday in Hawaii.

Firm to invest £640m in UK shale gas

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 19:45
Chemicals giant Ineos is to announce plans to invest up to $1bn (£640m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK, the BBC understands.

North Korea threatens nuclear test

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 19:44
North Korea threatens to conduct a nuclear test in response to a United Nations move towards a probe into the country's human rights violations.