International News

MP Hancock suspended by Lib Dems

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:23
MP Mike Hancock is suspended by the Liberal Democrats after a report into claims of sexual misconduct towards a female constituent is leaked.

NI police chief to step down

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:23
Northern Ireland's Chief Constable Matt Baggott announces he is to retire from the post, paying tribute to the "courage and commitment" of his officers.

'Pay people' to aid problem families

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:07
"Good" neighbours should be given financial incentives to help troubled families in their neighbourhood, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, suggests.

Biggest asteroid vents water vapour

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:03
Observations of the Solar System's biggest asteroid suggest it is spewing plumes of water vapour into space.

No ban for driver with 29 points

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:41
A takeaway driver with 29 penalty points on his licence is still allowed to drive, a court rules.

The rise of the teenage coder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:40
Rise of the teenagers learning to programme computers

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.

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