International News

Royal Mail privatisation 'botched'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 00:21
The government "botched" the privatisation of Royal Mail, short-changing taxpayers by hundreds of millions of pounds, Labour says.

Sam Smith named BBC Sound of 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 00:14
Pop singer Sam Smith comes first in the BBC Sound of 2014, which highlights new music for the year ahead.

BBC Sound of 2014: Sam Smith

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 00:12
Sam Smith tops the list with songs of unrequited love

Cineworld buys Poland-based rival

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 00:07
Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel owned by CCI in a deal worth about £500m.

Watson progresses but Konta out

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 23:53
Heather Watson progresses into the third and final round of qualifying at the Australian Open, but Johanna Konta is out.

VIDEO: Khan mother: 'They wanted to kill him'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 23:49
The mother of a British surgeon who died in a Syrian prison, days before he was due to be released, has told the BBC a Syrian official admitted that the government was responsible for his death.

Black hole to 'eat biggest meal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 23:23
Astronomers get ready for their best ever glimpse of the mysterious black hole at our galaxy's heart.

VIDEO: Could Scotland house spaceport?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 23:09
The north of Scotland is being considered as a possible base for a European spaceport.

Broad rested for first two ODIs

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:52
Pace bowler Stuart Broad is rested for England's opening two one-day internationals against Australia.

Family appeal over religious arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:46
The family of a British man arrested in Pakistan for "posing as a Muslim" want the UK government to help bring him home.

VIDEO: Rio regatta waters 'substandard'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:29
International sailors, hoping to be selected for the Rio Olympics in 2016, are having to train in substandard and often unhealthy conditions.

VIDEO: CIA interrogation techniques exposed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:18
Former CIA lawyer John Rizzo talks to the BBC about 'enhanced interrogation techniques' such as water boarding and said the interrogation programme did not constitute torture.

Benefits 'jackpot' and boring Brits - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 21:47
Britain's benefits system is in the news again, while the papers examine the Brit Awards nominees and envisage "store wars" among supermarkets.

Life jail plan for terror trainees

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:59
Extremists who undertake terrorism training could face life in prison under a new proposal by the British government.

Guantanamo detainee to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:20
A US government review panel decides a Yemeni man detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade can be released.

CAR parliament flies to Chad summit

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:11
The entire transitional council of the Central African Republic (CAR) has flown to Chad to attend a summit, where President Michel Djotodia's future will be determined.

India diplomat in visa row charged

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:05
An Indian diplomat at the centre of a row between the US and India is charged by the American authorities with visa fraud.

US 'concern' over Afghan releases

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 19:24
Washington expresses concern about a plan by the Afghan government to release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be dangerous.

Syria rebels 'die in Homs clashes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:47
Syrian government forces reportedly kill dozens of rebels who were trying to break a siege of parts of the central city of Homs.

MPs concerned over Foreign Office 'stretch'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:39
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is "being stretched, almost to the limit" and a "more realistic approach" is needed to the way it is run during a period of spending cuts, MPs say.

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