International News

What's in a name?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:00
Would Google have made it as BackRub?

Google Glass controlled by brainwave

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 15:00
A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.

Kenny intervenes in Garth Brooks row

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:48
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny intervenes in an effort to resolve the controversy over five Garth Brooks Dublin concerts.

VIDEO: Drone helps Fukushima clean-up

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:39
Scientists at the University of Bristol have successfully mapped radiation levels around a Japanese power station using a drone.

Chemical fear as plane factory burns

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 14:35
There are fears chemicals could ignite at an aerospace firm's factory where a massive fire has erupted.

VIDEO: 'I'm not a hero, I just ordered pizzas'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:53
A pilot in the US ordered and paid for pizzas for a plane full of passengers after they were held on the tarmac in Wyoming.

Uruguay legal cannabis sale delayed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:46
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica says legal cannabis sales will be delayed until next year due to "practical difficulties".

Israel 'to intensify Gaza attacks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:34
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to step up attacks on Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, as the conflict between the two sides escalates.

HMRC loses Rangers tax case appeal

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:19
HM Revenue and Customs loses its appeal over Rangers use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) - the so-called "Big Tax Case".

VIDEO: Farage: 'Juncker is out of touch'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:17
The president-designate of the EU Commission addressed the most Eurocritical group in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Wheels come off Britain's tour de force

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:07
British hopes fade in the Tour de France 2014 after dramatic highs and crushing lows in the first few stages.

Gove urges teachers to call off strike

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 13:07
Education Secretary Michael Gove is calling on teachers to "reconsider" plans for a strike on Thursday.

VIDEO: Contest to find new Swiss anthem

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:34
A contest is under way to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland, but what makes an ideal anthem?

Boy, 3, found unresponsive in pool

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:30
A three-year-old boy is airlifted to hospital after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool in Wiltshire.

Rape victims 'vilified' online

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:11
Rape victims are being named and "vilified" online because laws to protect their anonymity are too weak, a House of Lords committee hears.

PM condemns public sector strike

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:09
People should go to work instead of joining Thursday's public sector strike, David Cameron says, as he pledges to change strike laws.

Husband murdered wife who left him

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 11:53
A man is found guilty of murdering his wife - the mother of their two children - by shooting her twice in the back because he could not accept she had left him.

Air checks: What do passengers think?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 11:46
What passengers think of new airport security checks

'Unresponsive' pitch helps no-one

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 11:37
England's bowlers battled manfully on an unresponsive Trent Bridge pitch, says correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Pesticide threat to wild birds

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 11:34
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.
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