International News

US ice storm sparks mass power cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 14:10
Nearly half a million people remain without electricity after the second storm in a week struck parts of the winter-weary US east coast on Wednesday.

Cameron's pledge to flooding victims

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 14:05
As the next band of severe weather heads for the UK, more money is pledged for flood repairs and Royal Marines move in to help on the Somerset Levels.

Twitter shares dive as growth slows

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 13:47
Shares in microblogging site Twitter fell by 21% after it reported slower growth in user numbers, just three months after its flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.

'There's a perception that I'm an idiot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:49
England scrum-half Danny Care talks to chief sports writer Tom Fordyce about his road to redemption

'Plebgate' PC jailed for a year

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:44
A police officer who admitted lying about witnessing the "plebgate" row in Downing Street that led to the resignation of a cabinet minister is sentenced to a year in jail.

VIDEO: Primary school sport's £150m boost

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:39
Primary schools in England will share an extra £150m per year sports funding until 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

VIDEO: 1,123 inflatable boat migrants rescued

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:36
Italy's navy has rescued 1,123 people from inflatable boats in the space of 24 hours, authorities said as footage was released showing the extent of the operation.

VIDEO: Taking a pop at the economy

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:34
Academic Philip Roscoe discusses his book I Spend Therefore I Am, with the BBC's Nick Higham

Govan likely to close in BAE revamp

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:30
The Govan shipyard faces likely closure as part of plans by BAE Systems to upgrade its Clyde facilities.

Syrian 'deal' on Homs evacuations

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:29
The Syrian government says an agreement has been reached to allow "innocent civilians" to leave besieged areas of the city of Homs.

Drag queen's homophobia speech goes viral

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 12:12
Panti Bliss, an Irish drag queen, has given an impassioned speech about homophobia in Ireland.

Driver in queue gets parking ticket

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:59
A parking ticket is issued to a man who was waiting in a queue of traffic in Bradford.

Teams opposed to double-points races

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:40
The majority of F1 teams are against Bernie Ecclestone's proposal to award double points for the final three races.

Clegg's headmaster jailed for abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:37
The ex-headmaster of a school attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is jailed for eight years for sexually abusing pupils.

VIDEO: Bletchley code-breaking re-enacted

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:13
The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park has staged a re-enactment of the breaking of the German Lorenz machine code using a rebuilt Colossus computer and a reconditioned Tunny cipher machine.

Lawro's predictions v Josh Franceschi

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:10
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on You Me At Six singer and Arsenal fan Josh Franceschi

Mexican order apologises to victims

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:10
The Legion of Christ Catholic order in Mexico apologises to the victims of sexual abuse carried out by its late founder, Father Marcial Maciel.

Neville plans Salford City investment

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:02
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville is in talks to invest in non-league side Salford City FC.

UN wants CAR lynchers punished

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:01
The UN's envoy to the Central African Republic calls on the country to "make an example of" soldiers who lynched a man they accused of being a rebel.

VIDEO: All eyes on Wythenshawe

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 11:00
The main political parties face their first electoral test of the year when voters in part of Greater Manchester go to the polls on 13 February.

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