International News

Facebook widens gender options

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 14:56
Facebook announces that it will allow users to customise their gender, after consulting on the subject with gay and transgender advocacy groups.

Italian PM 'torpedoed' by 'boundlessly ambitious' mayor

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 14:45
How Italy's PM was toppled by the young mayor of Florence

Bobsleigh hits track worker in Sochi

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 14:38
A track worker at the Sochi Winter Olympics is airlifted to hospital with leg injuries after being hit by a bobsleigh, officials in the Russian city say.

Winter storm engulfs US east coast

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 14:31
A deadly winter storm envelops the US East Coast, dumping heavy snow on Washington DC and New York, grounding flights and shutting the government.

Wythenshawe by-election polls close

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 14:00
Polling has closed in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, with Labour tipped to hold on to the seat.

AUDIO: Cliff 'honoured' by Morrissey gig offer

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 13:54
Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones have agreed to join Morrissey on stage at two separate gigs in the US

Battle to restore power after gales

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 13:40
Engineers continue work to reconnect 19,000 homes across Wales still without power after storms, as forecasters warn of more bad weather.

'Most firms' back EU trade rules

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 13:21
Most businesses feel EU rules ensuring the freedom to trade goods with other members are "beneficial to the national interest", a government report suggests.

Seven decades of bitterness

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 13:17
A dispute over islands in the East China Sea has inflamed relations between Japan and China - but they were tense even before. Mariko Oi investigates why.

VIDEO: Osborne rules out Scotland currency union

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 13:14
The Chancellor George Osborne has ruled out a currency union with an independent Scotland after receiving what he described as 'strong advice' from the Treasury's top civil servant.

Cliff 'honoured' to join Morrissey

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 12:56
Sir Cliff Richard says it was a "great honour" to be asked by former Smiths frontman Morrissey to support him at a concert in New York.

More rain and high winds forecast

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 12:53
A new band of heavy rain is expected to hit the UK on Friday, as engineers work to reconnect power supplies cut off by Wednesday's storm.

Life for boy's 'sadistic' murderer

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 12:45
A former soldier who murdered a four-year-old boy as his victim slept is told he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Cardiff blame Mackay for transfer loss

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 12:22
Cardiff City criticise the transfer policy of Malky Mackay, but the LMA says he reported to chief executive Simon Lim.

Health board rejects NHS shake-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 12:13
Plans to centralise key services into five south Wales hospitals face uncertainty after a recommendation for it is rejected by one health board.

Taj Mahal comes to your living room

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 11:52
Delivering the wonders of the world to your home

VIDEO: Taj Mahal brought online by Google

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 11:50
The Indian ministry of culture is teaming up with Google to bring the Taj Mahal and 99 other heritage sites to Street View.

Pipeline concern for T in the Park

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 11:45
A potentially dangerous oil pipeline could force the organisers of T in the Park to relocate the festival.

Lawro's FA Cup predictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 11:30
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Olympic judo medallist, and Charlton fan, Gemma Gibbons

Tories deny intern no pay advice

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 11:19
The Conservative Party denies TUC claims it issued advice to MPs on avoiding paying the minimum wage to interns.

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