International News

'Complacency' leads to asthma deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:48
People with asthma are dying unnecessarily because of complacency among both medical staff and patients, a national study claims.

DUP 'would have moved on Sinn Féin'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:44
Northern Ireland's first minister says his party would have tried to exclude Sinn Féin from government if it had not "corrected" its support for the Police Service of Northern Ireland following Gerry Adams' arrest.

Europe to tighten black box rules

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:43
Europe's aviation watchdog announces new proposals to make it easier to find flight recorders, known as black boxes, from missing planes.

US 'outrage' at Nigeria abductions

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:34
The White House says it considers the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist militants "an outrage".

Apple to pay ex-Burberry boss $68m

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:23
US technology giant Apple is welcoming its new retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, with a pay package which includes $68m in shares.

Threatened airport to shut next week

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:22
Manston Airport in Kent is to close with the loss of up to 150 jobs after it failed to find a buyer.

Jobseekers 'must take zero-hours'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:10
Jobseekers could be stripped of their benefits for turning down certain zero-hours contracts without good reason, the government says.

Knife attack at south China station

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 03:01
At least six people are injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, Chinese officials say, in the third such attack on a transport hub in three months.

Treasure found on 'US ship of gold'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:58
A US deep-ocean exploration firm recovers gold worth $1.3m on a reconnaissance dive to a historic Atlantic Ocean shipwreck, company officials say.

Spy plane causes air traffic chaos

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:48
A computer system misinterpreting the flight path of a spy plane was responsible for major air-traffic control issues in the US last week.

VIDEO: Sally Field gets Hollywood Star

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:44
Sally Field has received the 2,524th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Scandal forces out top Colombia aide

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:41
Political strategist Juan Jose Rendon quits the Colombian president's re-election campaign amid allegations that he took money from drug dealers.

Judy Murray pays tribute to Baltacha

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:39
Judy Murray, mother of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, says former British number one Elena Baltacha was "an absolute gem".

Got! Got! Need!!!

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:25
The adults who get misty-eyed over Panini World Cup stickers

AUDIO: Tesco to launch own-brand smartphone

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 02:09
Tesco is to launch its first own-brand smartphone later in the year.

Maternal deaths falling, says WHO

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 01:52
Maternal deaths have fallen worldwide, dropping by 45% since 1990, according to new figures.

VIDEO: Tips for getting your car through MOT

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 01:50
Most vehicles fail their MOT because of problems that owners could fix themselves.

Trojan Horse inspectors 'biased'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 01:49
A governor of a Birmingham school inspected as part of the probe into the so-called Trojan Horse plot, accuses Ofsted of being "biased".

'Doubt' over nuclear power contract

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 01:32
A leading academic warns that the contract for the UK's first nuclear power station in a generation might not be "valid".

Alan Bennett rejected 'gay label'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 01:17
Writer Sir Alan Bennett explains how he guarded his sexuality for much of his career to avoid being pigeonholed as a gay playwright.
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