International News

Child cruelty law in Queen's speech

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:17
Ceredigion MP Mark Williams's bid to tighten the law on child cruelty has been backed in the Queen's Speech at the state opening of parliament.

A genome for the blind mole rat

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:17
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the blind mole rat, a mammal that digs with its teeth, lives for 20 years and has never naturally developed cancer

Billy Bragg blasts YouTube rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 04:00
A body representing independent music labels is asking the EU to intervene in a row over a proposed YouTube music subscription service.

VIDEO: New £2.5bn Heathrow Terminal 2 opens

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:43
The first paying passengers begin using Heathrow's new £2.5bn Terminal 2, with bosses pledging lessons have been learned from the troubled opening of T5.

Fifa set to probe Qatar officials

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:42
Fifa are set to question Qatar officials after claims about the legality of the bidding process for the 2022 World Cup.

Lithuania 'set to join euro' in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:24
Lithuania is set to adopt the euro in January 2015, after the European Commission said it had met the criteria for joining the single currency.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:23
The Queen sets out the government's plans for the new session of Parliament.

Richest and poorest in the UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:23
Where in the UK is getting richer and poorer?

Can women have it all?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:21
Is Kirstie Allsopp right about having babies before university?

ECB dismisses female IPL-style league

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:11
The England and Wales Cricket Board refuses to back an IPL-style tournament for women, saying it has "no support".

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony as Queen arrives

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 03:08
The ceremony surrounding the State Opening of Parliament follows traditions that date back many years.

VIDEO: 'We stand together for freedom'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:58
US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his county's "unwavering commitment" to defend the freedom of democratic states in eastern Europe, following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

VIDEO: MP recalls being 'Queen's hostage'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:51
One politician will not view or hear the Queen's speech at the opening of parliament as they will be held hostage by her majesty

Nigeria villagers 'killed at church'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:48
Suspected Boko Haram militants. some disguised as soldiers, kill dozens of Nigerian villagers in fresh raids including one on a church, the BBC learns.

Youth PCC relationship investigated

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:31
The youth police and crime commissioner for Kent is not doing any public engagements while reports of a relationship with a 50-year old man are being investigated.

Van Gogh 'live ear' on display

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:31
A copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear grown using genetic material from one of the artist's living relatives, has gone on display in a German museum.

England practising penalties 'a lot'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:23
Captain Steven Gerrard says England are practising penalties "a lot" but will not become obsessed with World Cup shootouts.

Malaysia backpacker police find body

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:20
A body is found in the hunt for British backpacker Gareth Huntley who went missing while trekking on a Malaysian island.

Polls test S Korea mood after ferry

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:19
South Koreans vote in local polls being seen as a test of the government's standing amid severe criticism of its handling of the recent ferry disaster.

New £2.5bn Heathrow Terminal 2 opens

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 02:09
The first paying passengers begin using Heathrow's new £2.5bn Terminal 2, with bosses pledging lessons have been learned from the troubled opening of T5.
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