International News

Legal highs 'tried by 12 year olds'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:55
Children as young as 12 are trying so-called legal highs, which mimic the effects of cannabis and ecstasy, a drug support group says.

Boulder smashes through Italian farm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:48
Dramatic pictures are released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

'Living standards squeeze continues'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:41
Average UK living standards have fallen "dramatically" since the recession and will not recover to pre-crisis levels by the next election, economists say.

Australia women beat England in T20

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:34
Australia beat England by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 in the penultimate match of the Women's Ashes series.

VIDEO: Super Bowl sex traffic crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:31
Police in New York and New Jersey say they will be taking a tough stance on sex trafficking and prostitution as tens of thousands of visitors arrive for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Ministers oppose child smacking ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:30
A bid to ban parents smacking children is being opposed by Welsh government ministers.

Britain and France 'at odds, again'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:07
The tension between Britain and France which refuses to go away

Inmate safety checks criticised

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:01
Poor first-night safety checks may have missed vulnerable inmates at a jail where five self-inflicted deaths occurred, a report finds.

Toyota halts US sales of some models

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:59
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, tells dealers in the US to stop sales of some of its cars that are equipped with seat heaters.

'Foxy Knoxy' and weather prayer - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:35
Amanda Knox's second sentence for killing British student Meredith Kercher makes headlines, as does the weather and a Tory backbench rebellion.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees flock to Bulgaria

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:19
More than 6,000 refugees from the war in Syria have arrived in Bulgaria over the past year, after crossing the border from Turkey.

VIDEO: Knox: 'I will fight this to the end'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:13
Amanda Knox has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to protest her innocence after her conviction for Meredith Kercher's murder was reinstated.

VIDEO: How can a ship 'grow' by 30 metres?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:09
Time-lapse video showing a cruise ship being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres in a shipyard in Germany has gone viral online.

London gangs 'expanding' across UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:09
Some of London's most dangerous gangs are increasingly expanding their criminal activities across the UK, the Metropolitan Police warns.

Interest in army base 'significant'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:05
There have been a "significant number of expressions of interest" in a former army base in County Londonderry.

VIDEO: Puma causes havoc in Chile kitchen

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 22:02
Members of a family in Chile had a shocking start to the day when they went to the kitchen for breakfast and found a two-year-old puma in the kitchen.

VIDEO: 'Life goes on' amid Kiev protests

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 20:58
The BBC's Matthew Price demonstrates the stark difference between conditions inside the "protest zone" in Kiev and the rest of the city, where life continues as normal.

Could 3D printing provide new solutions for disabled people?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 20:44
Will new tech enable disabled people to print access solutions?

Star Trek's Quinto turns producer

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 20:40
Zachary Quinto turns horror producer

Trident cuts 'won't hit deterrent'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 19:29
The UK could cut its Trident submarine force and save billions of pounds while also maintaining a credible nuclear deterrent, a report suggests.

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