International News

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.

Greek elections: Europe waits on voters' verdict

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:58
The BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt says Greek voters will not just be choosing a new government but delivering a verdict on Europe.

Congo senate amends census law

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:54
The Democratic Republic of Congo senate amends a controversial census bill following four days of violent nationwide protests.

'Bludgeoned deer' PCs disciplined

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:45
Two police officers who bludgeoned an injured deer to death are removed from firearms duties after being found guilty of gross misconduct.

Four imaginary hung parliament scenarios

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:43
The various scenarios that could follow a hung parliament

VIDEO: Jellyfish reveal swimming secrets

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:42
Jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current, researchers say.

I was fearful of Seppi tie - Federer

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:33
Roger Federer admits he was worried he would struggle in his Australian Open tie with Andreas Seppi, which he lost in four sets.

Paper firm confirms 120 job losses

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:28
A paper manufacturer confirms that 120 jobs will go at its Deeside plant.

Black Friday 'may have hit Christmas'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:12
For some shops, UK retail sales in December may have been hit by Black Friday sales in November, ONS says.

Ukraine rebels 'reject truce talks'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:08
The main pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his troops are on the offensive and he does not want truce talks.

A&E waiting times in England improve

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 01:02
Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.

Energy firm Npower cuts gas prices

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:49
Energy supplier Npower is to cut standard gas tariff in UK by an average of 5.1% from 16 February

Brittan abuse criticism 'wicked'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:28
An ex-colleague of Lord Brittan hits out at "wicked insinuations" over his handling of historical child abuse allegations.

Artes Mudi winner shares prize cash

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:09
Theaster Gates says he will share his £40,000 Artes Mundi winnings with the nine other shortlisted artists.

Cooper brings Elephant Man to London

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:01
Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.

Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

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