International News

Ukraine 'on brink of civil war'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:37
Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war", the country's first post-independence president warns parliament as they debate an amnesty for protesters.

Nigerian senators in mass defection

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:31
At least 11 Senators from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's party defect to the opposition, the latest in a series of desertions.

Carney warning over Scots pound plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:29
The Bank of England governor says an independent Scotland would need to give up some power to make a currency union with the rest of the UK work.

Bullying head teacher struck off

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:24
A former Cardiff head teacher who bullied staff and threatened parents is struck off the professional register.

US Fed further tightens stimulus

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:21
The US Federal Reserve reduces its monthly bond purchases from $75bn to $65bn in the second straight month of winding down stimulus efforts.

UK seeks pair over politician murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:16
UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.

Distress call helicopter lands safely

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:14
A Super Puma helicopter with 14 people on board lands safely in Shetland after sparking a full-scale emergency.

Coulson 'knew what went on' at NoW

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, who is accused of conspiring to hack phones, knew "exactly what went on on his watch", a former reporter tells the Old Bailey.

VIDEO: William Roache 'a perfect gentleman'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:47
Some of Coronation Street actor William Roache's co-stars appeared as defence witnesses at his trial in Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.

US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:33
Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.

Labour plans 'one member, one vote'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:15
Miliband plans for major call on union relationships

Roache 'always a perfect gentleman'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:11
Coronation Street actor William Roache was "always a perfect gentleman", his on-screen wife tells a court.

Neanderthals gave us disease genes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 10:46
Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a major study in Nature journal suggests.

Commonwealth baton route revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 10:33
The route of the England leg of the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is revealed.

Acting ban for Ahmadinejad 'lookalike'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 10:31
A well-known Iranian actor reveals he was banned from acting for eight years because of his resemblance to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iceland food bin theft case dropped

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 10:23
The case against three men accused of stealing food from bins outside an Iceland store is dropped by prosecutors.

Sharif seeks talks despite attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 10:21
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he still wants to hold peace talks with the Taliban, despite a wave of deadly attacks in recent months.

Congressman apologises for threat

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 10:06
A congressman who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after President Obama's State of the Union address apologises.

Megan 'entered river after drinking'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 09:58
Police searching for a missing student say it is likely she entered the River Ouse, in York, while "affected by alcohol".

Plato planet-hunter in pole position

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 09:48
A telescope to find thousands of planets beyond our Solar System is the hot favourite for selection as Europe's next medium-class space science mission.

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