International News

Pickles in ministerial biscuit 'ban'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:38
Ministers have been banned from eating taxpayer-funded biscuits at official events, says Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:29
The unemployment rate drops sharply to 7.1%, approaching the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates.

Collymore accuses Twitter over abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:21
Former footballer Stan Collymore accuses Twitter of not doing enough to combat abusive messages after he was targeted by internet trolls.

Row over rabbit in Mandela statue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:05
South Africa's government orders sculptors to remove a bronze rabbit they hid in the ear of the statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled after his death, a spokesman tells the BBC.

Roache 'shocked by rape arrest'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:04
A jury hears Coronation Street star William Roache told police he was "absolutely surprised" and "amazed" when he was first arrested.

Ethiopia joins Somalia AU force

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:59
More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops are formally absorbed into the African Union force in Somalia, where it is fighting al-Qaeda-aligned militants.

How fixed-term Parliaments have changed politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:52
How fixed-term parliaments have changed British politics

'Plebgate' PC's resignation rejected

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:39
The police officer who admitted misconduct in the "plebgate" affair has his offer to resign refused by Scotland Yard.

Girl 'raped every week by father'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:34
A young girl was raped every time she stayed at her father's house, a court in County Londonderry is told.

Seized Brooks computers 'not in use'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:20
Computers recovered by police from Rebekah Brooks' house were not in use when she quit News International, a jury hears.

Warburton could miss Italy - Gatland

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:58
Wales coach Warren Gatland says captain Sam Warburton will probably miss his side's Six Nations opener against Italy.

VIDEO: Sadie Frost takes on acrobat role

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:45
Sadie Frost reveals why she is turning her hand to acrobatics for a new show

Migrants die under tow in Greece

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:39
The UN urges an inquiry after a boat carrying clandestine migrants capsizes while under tow by a Greek coast guard vessel, with at least two deaths.

Reporter 'groped by Dave Lee Travis'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:29
A woman tells a jury that former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis groped her breasts when she went to his house to interview him for a national magazine.

Alcott selected in Team GB for Sochi

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:13
Three-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott is selected among 56 athletes to represent Team GB at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

In pictures: Battle in Kiev

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:12
Long protest erupts into new levels of violence

VIDEO: Did Splash dive hurt? 'It did a bit'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 07:06
An MP relives her moment diving in to a swimming pool on TV and admits "it hurt a bit" as she hit the water.

Unemployment rate drops to 7.2%

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 06:55
The unemployment rate in Wales drops to 7.2% with 12,000 fewer people out of work, the Office for National Statistics says.

Gay trial Briton to be deported

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 06:48
A British man who was facing charges in Uganda of possessing a gay sex video will be deported, a court rules.

Hosting the rich and famous at Davos

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 06:35
Putting on a party for the rich and famous at the Davos

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