International News

VIDEO: More flooding across soggy south

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:37
The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson is chairing another meeting of the Government's COBRA emergency committee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the continuing flooding.

Children in house during gun attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:36
Police say five people, including two children, have been left shaken after a shot was fired at a house in County Londonderry.

North America's big freeze seen from space

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:31
Satellite images capture how the polar vortex gripped North America

Explosion at Japan chemical factory

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:27
At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan owned by Mitsubishi Material.

Somali militants issue internet ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Islamist militants in Somalia issue a directive banning firms from providing internet services, as the country prepares for the arrival of fibre optic broadband.

VIDEO: Tulisa Contostavlos trial date set

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has appeared in court to hear when she will stand trial on drug charges

Colombia halts Drummond coal loading

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Colombia suspends the loading of coal by US-based mining company Drummond after it failed to abide by stricter rules aimed at preventing pollution.

Date set for Tulisa drug trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:10
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos is to stand trial later this year on charges of supplying class A drugs.

Allardyce retains West Ham backing

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:06
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce retains the backing of the club's owners despite the midweek cup thrashing at Manchester City.

'Abuse by all sides' in Iraq's Anbar

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:04
Human rights activists condemn abuses being carried out by both government troops and insurgents in the ongoing stand-off in Iraq's biggest province.

VIDEO: Wakeboarding on a flooded road

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:02
Flooding is still causing disruption in many areas of the UK, but for some it offers the chance to enjoy their chosen sport in an unusual setting.

Penguins beat ice cliffs to breed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:02
Emperor penguins display some unexpected breeding behaviour in the Antarctic that could mean they are much more resilient to environmental change than previously recognised.

GPs' new contract 'cuts bureaucracy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:01
Changes to the way GPs are paid will allow them to spend more time with patients, says the health minister.

Balls talks over-hyped, says Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:56
Deputy PM Nick Clegg has said a recent "passing friendly conversation" he had with shadow chancellor Ed Balls was no "great act of political significance".

Wolf Hall staging delights critics

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:51
The theatrical adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have earned rave reviews from critics.

Director fined over one-child policy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:44
China orders popular film director Zhang Yimou to pay $1.2m for violating the country's one-child policy.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:39
The environment secretary tells MPs he is to chair a meeting of Cobra to discuss flooding.

Your pictures: Long and dark nights

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:36
Readers' photos on the theme of Long and dark nights

Five injured in A9 Highland crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:36
Five people are taken to hospital following a crash on the A9 south of Dalwhinnie in the Highlands.

Campaigners vow to cut sugar in food

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:30
A campaign group has been formed to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes in the UK.

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