International News

M11 driver has 'incredible escape'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:44
A driver had an "incredible escape" from serious injury when a car was "sliced" in two as it hit a sign on the M11, Essex Fire Service says.

Power restored to homes after storms

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:42
About 400 customers are still without electricity following damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday.

Starmer in victim treatment review

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:36
Former chief prosecutor Keir Starmer is to advise Labour on how to protect rape victims and abused children from harrowing questioning in court.

Thatcher pressed on plastic bullets

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:33
Previously unreleased state papers from 1983 reveal an exchange of letters between Margaret Thatcher and an English surgeon about the use of plastic bullets in Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Starmer: 'Significant shift' needed

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:28
Former chief prosecutor, Keir Starmer, is to lead a review for the Labour Party on the way rape victims and abused children are treated in court.

VIDEO: Safe standing 'common sense'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:20
Standing could make a permanent return at all levels of the Football League after its 72 clubs were sent a document canvassing their opinion on the issue.

India steps up US diplomatic row

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:11
India is checking the tax status of Americans working at schools in the country, amid ongoing row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.

VIDEO: Preparing to transport chemical weapons

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:11
The BBC's Anna Holligan reports from the Norwegian war ship which is preparing to travel to Syria to remove chemical weapons, and explains the precautions that have been taken for the mission.

Ashes catch-up: a tale of two collapses

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:59
Relive all the overnight drama as England lose their last five wickets for six runs to hand Australia back the initiative.

China reforms one-child policy

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:46
China's top legislature formally adopts a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, and abolishes re-education through labour camps.

Liverpool can win title - Mourinho

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:29
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Liverpool's title aspirations have been boosted by their lack of European action.

Party leaders unite for Syria appeal

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:11
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg issue a rare joint statement backing a £4bn United Nations appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.

VIDEO: South Sudan rebels wary of truce

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 23:31
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the government.

Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 23:29
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.

England face defeat after collapse

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 23:19
Australia are favourites to take a 4-0 series lead after England lose five wickets for six runs in a dismal batting display.

PM 'harangued' by flood victims - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 21:45
The image of David Cameron being berated by angry householders left without power for days leads several of Saturday's newspapers.

Mounds of filth on an island paradise

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 21:43
Greece's mushrooming waste disposal crisis

Ban smacking, children's tsar urges

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 21:22
Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.

VIDEO: Nine-year-old scales Argentine peak

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 20:54
A nine-year-old boy from the United States has become the youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas.

VIDEO: Argentina heatwave sparks protests

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 20:53
High temperatures have caused a wave of blackouts and water shortages across Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires.

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