International News

Detained Egyptian reporter in video

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 07:02
A video is posted online of an al-Jazeera Arabic reporter who is on the 107th day of a hunger strike against his detention in Egypt.

Putin: Ukraine must pay cash for gas

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will demand payment in advance for gas supplies to Ukraine starting from 1 June.

Priest dismissed over abuse claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:45
A catholic priest from Fife at the centre of child abuse allegations is dismissed from his duties.

Seven men allege Cyril Smith abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:40
Seven men allege they were abused by former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith at a residential school in Greater Manchester, say police.

Morrissey in talks for Archers role

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:39
Singer Morrissey has revealed he has been asked to appear on cult BBC Radio 4 soap The Archers.

Statins side effects claims probed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:32
Two articles claiming cholesterol-reducing statins may be unsafe are being investigated by the British Medical Journal and could be retracted.

GM recalls 2.7 million more cars

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:24
General Motors announces the recall of a further 2.7 million cars, most of which have brake light defects.

VIDEO: Plaid 'perfectly relaxed' on EU referendum

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:20
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is "perfectly relaxed" about a referendum on Welsh membership of the European Union.

Meat supplier fined for label breach

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:18
A meat wholesaler is fined £15,000 for having meat in its freezers which had passed its "use by" date, in some cases by several years.

VIDEO: 'Plug and play': Solar charging a PC

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:12
A solar power system has been developed that allows computers to work while they are being charged.

Harris 'a dirty old man', jury told

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 06:10
Rolf Harris's youngest alleged victim tells a court the veteran entertainer is a "dirty old man" who assaulted her "out of nowhere".

AUDIO: Are schools ready for free meals?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:58
Are English schools ready to serve free meals in September?

VIDEO: 50,000 gallons of oil on LA streets

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:51
An oil pipe in Los Angeles has broken, spilling an estimated 50,000 gallons (190,000 litres) of oil in the streets.

Police advice at 'legal high' school

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:45
Police are attending a school to offer "support and reassurance" and carry out further inquiries after a group of pupils experimented with a "legal high".

VIDEO: 'Not many choices' in Damascus

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:39
Syrian businessman Ammar Sinan is one of many dealing with the challenges of daily life in Damascus. He runs two companies in the capital.

El Nino 'reduces major crop yields'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:23
El Nino events, which affect temperature and rainfall levels, can have a significant impact on the yield of certain major food crops, a study shows.

Cold weather hits Wal-Mart profits

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:20
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, reports a fall in profits due to particularly cold winter weather.

VIDEO: 'Raiders of lost wrecks' found guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:11
Two men have pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of rare artefacts from wrecks off Britain's coast.

Which names do merged businesses discard?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:04
Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have merged to form Dixons Carphone. But when two businesses merge, what's the best way to marry their names

VIDEO: Sao Paulo: No rainy season this year

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:54
Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city is facing a serious water shortage, with water levels in its main reservoir at their lowest level since records began.
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