International News

VIDEO: Year in life of triplets becomes web hit

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 12:26
A video showing one-second long clips of triplets every day for a year has become an internet hit.

Barclays to cut up to 12,000 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 12:11
Barclays plans to cut between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs this year, including 7,000 in the UK.

Delays 'contributed to five deaths'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 12:08
As many as five patients died in Northern Ireland's biggest hospital last year partly because they were not treated quickly enough, a senior doctor says.

Insurers count the cost of flooding

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 12:05
Despite the widespread flooding damage, the BBC's chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym says that the insurance costs may not be as high as in previous floods.

French and US 'trust restored'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 12:01
US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande reaffirm their nations' alliance after revelations of US snooping.

VIDEO: Jailed for cancelling brother's wedding

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 11:51
A woman who cancelled her brother's wedding because she did not like his bride-to-be has been jailed for eight weeks.

Nuclear base staff to stage strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 11:23
Workers at the Faslane and Coulport naval bases on the Clyde are to go on strike for the first time in 42 years in a dispute over pay.

New Nicaragua constitution is law

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 11:19
Changes to Nicaragua's constitution come into effect, paving the way for its leader, Daniel Ortega, to run for a third consecutive term in 2016.

UN concerned about Homs detainees

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 11:11
UN aid agencies say they are concerned about the safety of scores of men and boys detained by the Syrian authorities after fleeing Homs.

Sleeping baby killed by 'pit bull'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:58
An 11-month-old baby girl was mauled to death by a "pit bull terrier-type" dog while she was asleep upstairs in bed, police say.

Firms told to help 'blagging' probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:57
Ten companies are being ordered co-operate with an inquiry into the illegal "blagging" of private information, MPs are told.

Litvinenko widow wins inquiry ruling

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:51
The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko who was killed in London moves a step closer to a public inquiry into her husband's death.

Smacking vote may be before election

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:50
Ministers say a government-backed vote to ban the smacking of children could be held before the assembly election, as the latest bid for a ban is defeated.

Cardiff's Bellamy accepts FA ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:48
Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy accepts a three-match ban for appearing to strike Swansea rival Jonathan de Guzman.

EU defies opposition to GM maize

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:48
The EU is set to approve a new type of genetically modified maize for cultivation despite huge opposition.

White loses title to Swiss rival

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:39
United States snowboarder Shaun White fails to secure a historic third consecutive Winter Olympic halfpipe title as Iouri Podladtchikov wins gold.

VIDEO: Hole appears in middle of the M2

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:18
A hole has appeared in the central reservation of the M2 closing a 10-mile (16km) section of the motorway

'First UK suicide bomber' in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:50
UK officials confirm first British jihadist suicide bombing in Syria - carried out in the northern city of Aleppo last week.

Mystery of Dutch ex-minister's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:43
Dutch authorities say former health minister Els Borst, whose body was found by a friend late on Monday, did not die of natural causes.

New South Sudan peace talks begin

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:40
Fresh talks to resolve South Sudan's crisis open more than two weeks after a ceasefire and despite a refusal to release detainees, a key rebel demand.

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