International News

Death river patrol call 'ludicrous'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:26
It would be "ludicrous" to post officers on the River Wear to stop "bright young things" from Durham University falling to their deaths, a police chief says.

Mother and child held at knifepoint

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:25
A mother and child are tied up and held at knifepoint by a masked intruder who carried out a sexual assault in a "horrific" break-in.

UK to lead 'spearhead Nato force'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:24
The UK will play a lead role in a "high readiness" Nato force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces.

'No clear-cut strategy' against IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22
Question marks over anti-IS action remain

Keatley handed Ireland starting role

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:19
Munster's Ian Keatley is named at fly-half ahead of Ian Madigan for Ireland's opening Six Nations match against Italy.

Caption Challenge: Attending to Yoda

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:14
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Millions hit by health insurer hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:09
Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US, has lost millions of customer records in a hack attack.

Klass mocks 'bonkers' present request

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:01
Singer Myleene Klass pokes fun at fellow parents after she was asked to contribute cash to buy birthday presents for their children.

Making the sums add up

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
The Institute for Fiscal Studies outlines the knock-on effect of giving the NHS the money it has asked for?

Don't humiliate us, says Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis urges Germany not to humiliate the country over its debts, comparing its situation with inter-war Germany.

Twitter boss admits trolling failure

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
In a memo to staff, leaked to the Verge, Twitter boss Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for dealing with trolling.

Spanish snow traps Welsh tourists

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
A couple from Wales is among tourists forced to spend the night in a school gym in Spain after being caught in snow storms in the north of the country.

Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:34
Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.

What is a defensive weapon?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:15
President Obama is being urged to supply Ukraine with "defensive lethal assistance". But how can a weapon be both defensive and lethal?

CPS defends FGM prosecution

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:14
The case of a doctor found not guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation was "reviewed thoroughly", the director of public prosecutions insists.

Lee dismisses concerns over new book

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:13
Author Harper Lee rejects claims she is being pressured into releasing a "lost" novel, saying she is "happy as hell".

Europe leaders in Ukraine peace bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
German and French leaders are to make a crisis visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with a new peace initiative amid escalating fighting in the east of the country.

Tunisia face ban after no apology

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
Tunisia face being banned from the next Africa Cup of Nations after refusing to apologise for accusing Caf of cheating.

Bin lorry driver cannot recall crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:08
The driver of a council bin lorry which careered out of control in Glasgow city centre, killing six people, says he has no memory of the crash.

Russia cuts swearing from hit film

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:50
Russian cinemas start showing the Oscar-nominated Russian film Leviathan - minus the many swear words.

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