International News

The comforting tone of the hourly radio pips

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:36
Happy birthday to BBC radio's familiar hourly pips

'Japanese Beethoven' admits fraud

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:36
A deaf composer, dubbed "Japan's Beethoven", admits hiring someone else to write his music for nearly two decades.

Eurozone retail sales fall sharply

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:32
Retail sales in the eurozone fell sharply in December, prompting further concerns about deflation in the single-currency bloc.

VIDEO: Tube strike: Battle for the 139 bus

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:28
A woman from Bournemouth on her way to a hospital appointment, a recruitment consultant and an acupuncturist take on the challenge of boarding a 139 bus during the Tube strike.

Cook influential in Pietersen exit

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:18
Captain Alastair Cook played a key role in the decision to end Kevin Pietersen's England career, the BBC has learned.

The UK's most scenic rail line?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:12
Mourning the UK’s most celebrated stretch of railway

VIDEO: 'Top secret' drone footage revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:08
The the first pictures of Britain's new unmanned drone in flight were revealed on Wednesday. The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:04
Swansea eye Dennis Bergkamp, Jovetic snubbed Real for Man City, Balotelli linked with Arsenal, plus more.

Gay protests target Sochi games

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:50
Gay rights activists across the world are to protest against the Russian government, as Sochi awaits the arrival of the Olympic torch.

Prince to charge $10 for live shows

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:22
Pop star Prince plays two secret shows in London with his new band 3rd Eye Girl and announces a series of upcoming UK shows.

Cargo ship splits on French coast

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:20
France raises a pollution alert after an empty Spanish cargo ship splits in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast.

Southbank revamp plans put on hold

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:10
Plans for a £120m revamp of the Southbank Centre are placed on hold after Mayor Boris Johnson intervened in a row over the position of a skatepark.

'Four arrested' in Hoffman inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:08
New York police arrest four people and reportedly seize 350 bags of heroin days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a suspected heroin overdose.

Day in pictures: 5 February 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:02
24 hours of news photos: 5 February

VIDEO: Education secretary told to write lines

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 06:00
Speaker John Bercow tells the education secretary off for shouting during Prime Minister's Questions, and says Michael Gove should write out 1,000 times that he must behave.

Swansea dismiss Laudrup assistant

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 05:58
Swansea City confirm former boss Michael Laudrup's assistant manager Morten Wieghorst has been relieved of his duties.

Miliband claims PM 'failing women'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 05:55
Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of failing to improve gender equality in the Conservative Party in ill-tempered Commons exchanges.

Man jailed for Queen portrait attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 05:53
A Fathers4Justice campaigner is sentenced to six months in prison for defacing a portrait of the Queen.

Sex crime ex-teacher struck by train

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 05:47
An ex-teacher at a school at the centre of abuse allegations is found dead just 36 hours before he was due to be sentenced.

White quits snowboard slopestyle event

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 05:27
Snowboarder Shaun White withdraws from the Sochi Winter Olympics slopestyle competition because of safety concerns.

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