International News

Gene error 'reduces heart attacks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:35
A study suggests people who carry errors in a single gene could have protection against heart disease and high cholesterol.

Post staff to get missing risk alerts

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:31
Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.

Christmas plea for blood donation

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:27
More than 200,000 blood donors are needed in the run-up to Christmas, according to the NHS transplant service.

Escaped NZ murderer found in Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:17
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.

India sterilisation doctor held

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:07
A doctor is arrested in connection with the deaths of 13 women at a state-run sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Damien Rice: Back in the spotlight

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:23
Singer Damien Rice returns after an eight-year absence

Wheelchairs or pushchairs: Who should take priority?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:12
Who should take priority on the bus?

Scientists wait for comet probe news

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:52
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.

Bassano's studio reborn

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:37
Photographer uses 100-year-old inherited camera

VIDEO: Samsung's mobile VR headset

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:32
Samsung has announced it will make its mobile virtual reality headset available in December.

VIDEO: Indonesia's divisive new sea wall

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:05
A massive project to protect Indonesia's capital Jakarta from flooding is not being universally welcomed.

VIDEO: Who cares about the G20 summit? In 90 secs

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:53
Leaders of the world's biggest economies are arriving in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 Summit. But why does anyone care? Deputy political correspondent James Landale explains.

Rhetoric hardens as tensions mount

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:51
A war of words has broken out between Russia and the West, with neither ready to compromise, says Bridget Kendall.

Germany considers a more active role

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:48
Germany has not intervened militarily on the world stage for decades but could that be about to change? asks Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: China's youth back home-grown brands

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:46
Luxury foreign brands are notoriously popular in China, the world's fastest-growing consumer market, but younger consumers have different tastes.

The Palestinians' 'car uprising'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:31
The Palestinians urged to use their cars as lethal weapons

The business of divorce celebration

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:27
Making good money out of some very bad divorces

No more jail for 'cannibal cop' man

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:01
A US ex-policeman who was convicted and then cleared of plotting cannibal acts is convicted of a lesser charge, but will serve no more time in prison.

Gunmen 'attack Egyptian navy vessel'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:34
Gunmen attack an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean, state media report, a day after a car bomb injured 10 in the Sinai Peninsula.

House market activity 'intensifies'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:34
Demand for houses soared in Scotland last month, according to a report the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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