International News

'Narrow escape' for storm fossil

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 16:11
A near-complete ichthyosaur skeleton discovered on the Dorset coast after Christmas storms was hours away from destruction, fossil hunters say.

Flooding continues to threaten UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 16:00
High tides and strong winds lead to flooding in Wales and south-west England as officials warn of a continuing flood threat across the west of the UK.

Elite hacker 'overdosed on drugs'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 15:55
World-renowned hacker Barnaby Jack, who died in San Francisco in July, overdosed on a mix of heroin and cocaine, a coroner's report says.

No drugs or alcohol in Walker crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 15:32
Neither Hollywood actor Paul Walker nor his driver were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of a fatal car crash, a post-mortem finds.

GB's Cheshire secures halfpipe gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 15:14
Rowan Cheshire becomes the first British woman to win a halfpipe gold at a World Cup event with victory in Calgary.

Flood-hit areas face more high tides

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 14:30
Nearly 300 flood warnings and alerts are in force in England as flood-affected areas face more high tides.

Pope surprises nuns with phone call

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 14:22
An answerphone message from Pope Francis on New Year's Eve surprises nuns in a convent near Cordoba in Spain.

CES 2014: Vegas tech show preview

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 14:21
What to expect from Las Vegas' giant tech show, CES

Schumacher helmet camera 'examined'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:57
Investigators are examining a camera fixed to the ski helmet of injured Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, French media report.

Northampton 23-9 Harlequins

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:56
George North's try helps Northampton Saints go top of the Premiership with victory over Harlequins.

Seafront evacuations over high tides

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:47
Homes along the coast around Aberystwyth are evacuated with severe flood warnings at high tide.

UK calls for Libya 'murder' probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:39
The UK government calls on Libyan authorities to conduct an investigation into the "murder" of a British man and New Zealand woman found dead on a beach in western Libya.

Pair charged with ex-boxer's murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:28
Two men are charged with murdering a former amateur boxer who was attacked at a New Year's Eve party in Hartlepool.

Obama proposes gun control measures

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 13:16
US President Barack Obama's administration announces measures aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous mentally ill people.

VIDEO: A look at the week's new films

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 12:43
Film critic Jason Solomons reviews the week's film releases, including Mandela, Last Vegas and The Missing Picture.

Chester Zoo animal count takes place

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 12:30
Animals line up for annual stock-take at zoo

Deaths at Egypt Brotherhood protests

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 12:23
Egypt's health ministry says 11 people have died after pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters clashed with police.

VIDEO: Red Arrows to celebrate 50 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:54
The Red Arrows plan "surprises" as the RAF's display team aim to mark their 50th display season.

VIDEO: House prices 'rose by 8.4% in 2013'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:52
UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013 as the economy started to gain momentum, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

Appeal over A&E winter pressures

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:43
An accident and emergency unit in Pembrokeshire is facing increased pressure, with managers urging patients only to attend if they "really need it".

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