International News

VIDEO: Poison spray targets 'super-rats'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 03:38
Scientists have created a new way to control the rat population, a poison spray absorbed through the rat's skin

Haass plan 'needs clear response'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 03:32
Stormont's parties must be clear in their response to proposals about contentious issues, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.

Cuban leader warns of 'subversives'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 03:30
Cuban leader Raul Castro says there is a subversive campaign under way to undermine the revolution on the Communist island and topple its government.

Migrants spark German coalition rift

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 03:26
Tensions surface in Germany's new ruling grand coalition over how to handle migrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

Hobbit and Frozen see off Bieber

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 03:00
Cinema audiences in the UK and Ireland spent the last weekend of 2013 watching the latest Hobbit film and Disney animation Frozen - but not pop star Justin Bieber's new documentary.

UK manufacturing recovery 'on track'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 03:00
The UK's manufacturing sector continued to see strong growth in December, according to a closely watched survey.

Drunk new year sea swimmer fined £90

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:55
A swimmer who sparked a rescue in stormy seas on New Year's Day is fined after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Policeman injured in knife attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:55
A police officer sustains injuries to his face after being attacked with a knife in north Belfast.

VIDEO: 'Refugees drinking dirty, bad water'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:47
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from the Awerial refugee camp in South Sudan where tens of thousands of people are struggling to survive without food, shelter or clean water.

Concern over stolen car race in city

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:33
Hundreds of young people gathered to watch stolen cars being raced through west Belfast, according to Sinn Féin.

India bus crash kills 27 near Mumbai

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:23
A bus plunges down a deep gorge in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killing at least 27 people, police say.

McIlroy wants two major wins in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:19
Former world number one Rory McIlroy aims to make up for a disappointing 2013 by winning two majors this year.

'Help to Buy' homes scheme starts

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:00
A £170m Help to Buy scheme has come into force in Wales which aims to help people afford new-build properties.

Male dies after being hit by vehicle

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:53
A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle in Aberdeenshire, police say.

Coast car plunge woman rescued

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:32
Rescuers free a woman trapped in her car when it plunges through railings and lands on its roof at the coast with the tide approaching.

Bill changes to 'simplify' energy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:19
A ban on complex energy tariffs is coming into force as the regulator introduces reforms aimed at making switching suppliers easier.

VIDEO: Annual animal census at London Zoo

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:15
London Zoo conducts its annual animal census.

China sacks official over poll fraud

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:04
A senior Chinese official is sacked in relation to an electoral fraud scandal that saw 500 lawmakers resign, the Communist Party watchdog says.

AUDIO: Does the NHS need to be improved?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:03
Clive Stafford Smith, founder of the legal charity Reprieve, talks to NHS staff and patients.

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