International News

VIDEO: Taliban 'capture US military dog'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 04:41
The Taliban claim to have captured a dog belonging to US troops during fighting in eastern Afghanistan last December.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 04:33
Eric Pickles outlines an overhaul of emergency financial help for local authorities.

Fresh impact crater spied on Mars

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 04:30
A Nasa spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet has spied a fresh impact crater on the Martian surface.

Sea wall tweaks boost biodiversity

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 04:25
Slight modifications to sea defences - at little or no extra cost - can boost biodiversity found in intertidal zones, a study suggests.

'Bag a slag' event forced to cancel

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 04:16
A Nottingham pub cancels its alternative speed dating event this Valentine's Day after its poster was branded inappropriate.

Danske makes £11.4m pre-tax profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 04:07
Danske Bank in Northern Ireland made a pre-tax profit of £11.4m in 2013, compared to a loss of more than £58m in 2012.

Pacific castaway health worsens

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 03:33
The castaway who says he survived more than a year adrift in the Pacific has been readmitted to hospital for health checks.

Kenyan police deny rebel kidnapping

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 03:29
Two Kenyan police officers plead not guilty to kidnapping two Ethiopian rebels who are alleged to have been handed over to Ethiopia's government.

VIDEO: Zoo rehearses quake gorilla escape

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 03:26
Staff at a Japanese zoo chased a keeper in a gorilla costume as part of an annual escape drill

Evans enjoys record radio audience

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 03:25
BBC Radio 2's breakfast presenter Chris Evans pulled in a record weekly audience over the last three months, according to new figures.

Pissarro painting sale sets record

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 03:13
A painting by Camille Pissarro sells for £19.9 million at auction in London, nearly five times the artist's previous record.

The closest relegation battle in history?

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:57
Six points separate the bottom 10 teams in the Premier League - Robbie Savage explains who he thinks will fall off the top-flight gravy train

Iraq forces 'abuse' women in prisons

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:53
The Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting them to torture and abuse, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

AUDIO: Businesses 'need stable transport'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:50
Chris Pomfret and James Staughton discuss the effect disrupted transport services are having on businesses in south-west England.

No fall in Barclays bonuses

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:46
Barclays likely to disclose rise in bonuses for investment bankers

AUDIO: Plastic bag charge 'must be simpler'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:20
Joan Walley MP, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, discusses government plans for a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England

England unchanged for Calcutta Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:18
England head coach Stuart Lancaster names an unchanged line-up for Saturday's match against Scotland.

VIDEO: Prospects for Wythenshawe by-election

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:12
Wythenshawe by-election on 13 February will be the first electoral test for the main political parties this year

Brazilian banker arrested in Italy

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:52
Italian police arrest the former director of Banco do Brasil, Henrique Pizzolato, who fled Brazil after being sentenced to a jail term for corruption.

Axed Pietersen did not row with Cook

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:51
Kevin Pietersen disagreed with England captain Alastair Cook during the Ashes tour but there was no row between the pair.

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