International News

Russia says Arafat was not poisoned

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 05:26
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, Russian scientists who examined his remains have concluded.

Woman faces flat death murder charge

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 05:05
A woman appears in court charged with murder after a man's body was found at a flat in Staffordshire.

Bell praises Pietersen's patience

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 04:47
England's Ian Bell praises Kevin Pietersen's fighting qualities and backs him to steer the tourists to a competitive total.

Doctor Who change tops TV ratings

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 04:37
The regeneration of Doctor Who on BBC One was the most-watched TV moment on Christmas Day but Mrs Brown's Boys was the most-seen entire programme.

Thailand 'should call off election'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 04:35
Thai election officials say the government should postpone February's vote because of rising violence, as a police officer is killed in protests.

'Cook remains a leader in search of a team'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 04:10
England captain Alastair Cook needs his senior team-mates now more than ever, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

Arson attack on play room 'cowardly'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 04:04
A "cowardly" arson attack on Christmas Day wrecks a sensory room built as a present for an autistic boy.

UK Europe's 'largest' economy by 2030

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:50
The UK economy will become the largest in Europe, overtaking Germany by 2030, predicts think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research.

Mao: Memorialised in 2,000 statues

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:41
Communist founding father through a series of photos

Man's body recovered from pond

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:39
A man's body is found in a pond in Kidderminster, West Mercia Police say.

China condemns Japan PM shrine visit

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:31
China and South Korea condemn Japan PM Shinzo Abe's visit to a controversial shrine to war dead that includes hundreds of WW2 war criminals.

VIDEO: 'We all daydream but no one talks about it'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:15
Kristen Wiig says Walter Mitty, the hero of her new film, is "a timeless character... we all daydream but we don't really talk about it with each other."

Man dies after nightclub shooting

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:13
A man has died in hospital after he was shot inside a nightclub in London's West End, the Met Police says.

Flood victims face 10-month wait

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:03
Flood-hit residents of a seaside town may not be able to return to their homes for another 10 months, says the mayor.

Christmas in Antarctica's pack ice

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 03:00
An alternative Christmas for scientists stuck off Antarctica

Two injured after plane crash-lands

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:48
A light plane crash lands in County Armagh on Christmas Day and its pilot and passenger are taken to hospital.

VIDEO: Retailers look for Boxing Day boost

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:43
The traditional Boxing Day sales are expected to provide a boost to high street retailers, as shoppers look for increasingly competitive discounts.

England & Pietersen too defensive - Agnew

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:41
England's safety-first approach in Melbourne saw them surrender the initiative to Australia once again, says Jonathan Agnew

VIDEO: Welsh wine wins international prize

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 02:01
Grapes grown and made into wine in the Welsh hills have scooped the top prize at the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Awards in Hong Kong.

China marks Mao's birth anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 01:54
Celebrations are being held in China to commemorate the 120th of the birth of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China.

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