International News

Tram fall cyclists to sue council

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:01
A lawyer is taking Edinburgh council to court on behalf of 60 clients who claim they have fallen off their bikes due to the city's tram tracks.

Sterling jumps as shares extend gains

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:01
Sterling jumps sharply against the euro, while the FTSE 100 extends gains made in the wake of the European Central Bank's stimulus programme.

Glasgow archbishop has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:00
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has suffered a heart attack, the church has confirmed.

'Poor boys fare worse in rich areas'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:58
The behaviour of boys from poor families is worse when they grow up alongside wealthier neighbours, suggests research.

Philippines 'hid homeless from Pope'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:52
The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit.

Girl was 'going out' with Glitter

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:51
A 12-year-old girl who allegedly had sex with Gary Glitter told her brother she was "going out" with the singer, a court hears.

Leeds owner Cellino resigns role

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:33
Owner Massimo Cellino steps down from his role at Leeds until 10 April, with Andrew Umbers becoming temporary chairman.

Sinn Féin in TV election debate move

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:29
Sinn Féin indicates it would be prepared to take part in TV election debates if other parties such as Plaid Cymru and the Greens are involved.

US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:28
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.

Call for Greece to stay with Europe

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:27
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.

UN 'not needed to defeat Boko Haram'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:10
Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.

England beaten by Smith's century

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:49
Captain Steve Smith makes a composed century to lead Australia to a thrilling three-wicket tri-series win over England.

Eurozone growth picks up, survey says

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:29
A key survey of eurozone business activity reached a five month high in January, but firms are cutting prices at their fastest rate in five years.

VIDEO: Economic crisis in Greek town of Drama

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:28
The BBC's Chris Morris visited the town of Drama in Greece to find out how cafe owner Yiannis Tsakiris is coping with a new business in during the Greek economic crisis

Twitter battles Instagram links

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:23
The social network encourages celebrities and other high-profile users to share photos directly to Twitter.

The cigarettes that worry tobacco firms

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:22
Tobacco companies warn smuggling could rise if the UK removes branding from cigarette packets - when Australia did this the biggest rise was in sales of brands known as "illicit whites".

Paris attacker Coulibaly is buried

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:20
An Islamist militant shot dead by French commandos after he attacked a Jewish supermarket two weeks ago is buried near Paris.

Corrie star admits drink-driving

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:07
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox is banned from driving for a year after admitting a charge of drinking-driving.

Emergency patch fixes Flash flaw

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 02:04
Adobe has released an emergency patch for a flaw in its Flash software that was being widely exploited by thieves.

Henson to join Bristol from Bath

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:58
Championship leaders Bristol sign Wales international Gavin Henson from local rivals Bath for next season's campaign.

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