International News

Reporters face 15 days in Egypt jail

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 09:17
Three Al-Jazeera journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of links with the "terrorist" Muslim Brotherhood are remanded in custody for 15 days.

VIDEO: New libel law to come into force

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 09:13
New libel laws aimed at giving better protection to people expressing their opinions are to come into force in England and Wales on 1 January

'Selfie' and 'twerk' on banned list

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 09:00
US word-watchers release their annual list of words that should be banned, with "selfie", "twerking" and "hashtag" coming top.

Derailed oil train clears US town

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:57
Residents of a North Dakota town evacuate after a mile-long train carrying crude oil burst into flames after derailing nearby on Monday.

England 'peaked about two years ago'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:56
England are past their peak according to Ken Schofield, the man who reviewed their 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia in 2006.

France to sharply reduce Mali troops

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:55
France is to reduce the number of its troops in Mali over the next three months by 60%, the French defence minister says.

Archbishop: Pope is 'person of year'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:51
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the worldwide Anglican church, describes the Pope as an "extraordinary man" and his person of the year.

Comedian John Fortune dies aged 74

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:48
John Fortune, the British comedian and satirist who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner, dies aged 74.

Clear-up begins after flooding

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:37
A clean-up operation starts after widespread flooding in south and west Scotland, although minor roads remain closed.

'Morale high' on stranded Antarctica ship

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:34
BBC reports from on board stricken Antarctic ship

UKIP hails rising membership numbers

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:20
The UK Independence Party says its membership has risen above 30,000 for the first time, after a record year of growth.

VIDEO: Doctors happy Schumacher 'stable'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 08:13
Neurosurgeons in France who are treating Michael Schumacher say he is showing a slight improvement following a second operation last night to relieve pressure on his brain.

Plane 'incident' in Warwickshire

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 07:49
Air accident investigators are sent to a "serious incident" involving a light aircraft near Honiley, Warwickshire.

US hails Guantanamo 'milestone'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 07:32
The US hails the release of the last three Chinese Muslim Uighurs from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay as a "significant milestone".

Child deaths Briton takes own life

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:53
Briton Julian Stevenson, accused of killing his two children in Lyon, hangs himself in French jail, officials tell the BBC.

Record New Year's Honours for women

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:52
Actresses Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith become dames in the New Year's Honours, which feature more women than men for the first time.

Putin vows to 'destroy terrorists'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:42
Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to "complete annihilate" terrorists, following two suicide attacks on the city of Volgograd.

Shop vouchers after Gatwick chaos

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:23
Passengers whose flights were cancelled at Gatwick Airport after it was flooded on Christmas Eve are to be offered £100 of shopping vouchers.

Syria chemical deadline 'missed'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:19
A UN deadline for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stockpile looks certain to be missed after the European ships due to collect them turn back.

Katherine Jenkins 'humbled' by OBE

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 06:15
Singer Katherine Jenkins says she is "incredibly humbled" with her OBE in the New Year Honours, while Welsh assembly Presiding Officer Rosemary Butler is made a dame and actress Ruth Jones becomes an MBE.

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