International News

Syria talks take 'positive step'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 08:39
Syria's opposition has hailed as a "positive step" the government's willingness to discuss the Geneva Communique plan to end the conflict.

Red Arrows seat mechanism 'useless'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 08:27
A coroner describes part of an ejection seat that threw a Red Arrows pilot to his death as "entirely useless".

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 08:18
Arsenal make Draxler bid, Rooney agrees to stay at United, Bertrand says he's open to Villa offer, plus more.

Catching the mother of all bed bugs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:52
The ability of bed bugs to return so quickly after human attempts to get rid of them has been explained by University of Sheffield researchers

Arrest after Heathrow weapons seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:51
A man from Swansea is arrested at Heathrow Airport as weapons including three stun guns and two flick knives are found in a piece of luggage.

State-owned bank plan to help firms

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:47
A new development bank for Welsh businesses could be on the cards as the economy minister presses ahead with plans to examine how it would work.

UK 'to act with urgency' on Syrians

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:46
The UK will act with "the greatest urgency" in offering the "most needy people" in Syrian refugee camps a "home in our country", says David Cameron.

VIDEO: Daltry and Johnson unite for album

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:40
The Who's Roger Daltry has recorded an album with former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson.

What North East foods are worth protecting?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:39
More than 60 distinctive items of British cuisine have been granted protected status by the European Union, yet no food from north-east England has achieved recognition.

Journalists 'face charges in Egypt'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:37
Egypt says 20 journalists - including four foreigners - are facing charges of belonging to or assisting a "terrorist organisation".

Trial for South Sudan 'coup leaders'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:34
Seven South Sudanese politicians will face a treason trial over an alleged coup attempt that sparked weeks of fighting, the authorities say.

Broad defends Stokes omission in T20

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:28
England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad said keeping a settled team was the reason for not picking Ben Stokes against Australia.

Facebook threat murderer is jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:22
A man who posted on Facebook that he intended to kill someone before stabbing a man 171 times is jailed for life for his murder in Fife.

VIDEO: Drawing inspiration from a bus ride

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:20
An artist-in-residence has taken up a creative post on a double-decker bus, recording her travels in Bournemouth from the top deck.

Travis: Assault 'just didn't happen'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 07:03
Ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis tells a court an alleged assault against a 19-year-old deputy carnival princess in the early 1970s "just didn't happen".

Flood-affected rivers to be dredged

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 06:57
Rivers in Somerset are to be dredged as soon as the current high water levels drop, the Government says.

Vettel struggling with new Red Bull

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 06:49
World champion Sebastian Vettel has a tough time in testing, completing just 11 laps over two days in his new Red Bull.

Cyclist death charge driver cleared

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 06:47
A youth worker is cleared of causing the death of a cyclist who was knocked off his bike on a busy commuter road.

FAI hears crash was 'not survivable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 06:37
The Super Puma helicopter crash which killed 16 men in the North Sea in 2009 was "not survivable", a fatal accident inquiry hears.

AUDIO: Prince sues fans $22m for gig videos

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 06:10
Prince fan Darren and media lawyer Steve Kuncewicz react to Prince's legal action over gig videos.

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