International News

Paraguay drug seizures up by 39%

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 04:04
Counternarcotics officers in Paraguay, South America's largest producer of cannabis, say they have seized record amounts of drugs in 2013.

Two new year crashes see M25 closed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 04:01
A second crash occurs on the same stretch of the M25 in Surrey where a woman was killed earlier.

Latvia joins the eurozone

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 03:56
Latvia begins the new year by joining the eurozone, becoming the 18th member of the group of EU states which uses the euro as its currency.

VIDEO: The man who sells fake Twitter followers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 03:50
Jim Vidmar, the LA-based computer programmer who sells fake Twitter followers online - in bulk.

Crowds and fireworks welcome 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 03:48
Celebrations take place around the world to mark the start of 2014, with cities lit up by spectacular pyrotechnics and traditional ceremonies.

Hogmanay revellers see in New Year

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 03:19
Hogmanay events take place across the country, with an estimated 80,000 revellers attending Edinburgh's street party.

Doctors' fears over flu jab uptake

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 03:05
Doctors are worried that thousands of vulnerable people in Wales have still not had their flu jab, with one consultant saying many are just not aware free vaccinations are available.

Blyton to receive home town honour

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 03:00
A "long overdue" memorial to Enid Blyton in the town where she lived will erected this year, it is revealed.

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