International News

Panama Canal work stoppage denied

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 12:08
Spanish building company Sacyr denies that work on the expansion of the Panama Canal has been halted, but confirms a breakdown in negotiations.

Fletcher 'very fortunate to be here'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:58
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher reveals the true extent of the chronic bowel disease that disrupted his career.

VIDEO: 'Owning a team is a dream' - Beckham

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:53
Former England football captain David Beckham launches a new Major League Soccer team based in Miami and says '"to be an owner of a team is a dream".

Bionic hand allows patient to 'feel'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:46
Scientists create a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers.

VIDEO: Bionic hand feels real, says amputee

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:38
Danish amputee Dennis Aabo talks about using a hand wired into his nerves that allowed him to `feel' objects.

Hapless arsonist sets himself ablaze

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:34
An arsonist goes up in flames as he tries to set fire to a recovery truck in Greater Manchester.

Met chief apology over 'Plebgate' PC

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:33
Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has met MP Andrew Mitchell to apologise for one of his officers' roles in the "Plebgate" affair

Car chase ex-officer wins damages

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:29
A former police officer whose videoed arrest of a pensioner after a car chase was leaked and shown on the internet wins £430,000 damages for constructive dismissal.

VIDEO: Officer unrepentant over video pay out

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:26
A former Gwent PC whose arrest of a pensioner was videoed and shown on the internet is awarded at least £430,000 damages after winning a case for constructive dismissal.

Top secret drone makes first flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:09
A top secret unmanned drone, said to be the most advanced aircraft ever built in the UK, carries out its first successful test flights.

Pietersen - the unanswered questions

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 11:07
Claims and counter-claims about Kevin Pietersen's England exit have left cricket fans confused - BBC Sport looks at the questions that remain

Prior dismisses Piers Morgan claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:56
Matt Prior dismisses claims by Piers Morgan that he openly criticised former England coach Andy Flower during the Ashes.

Hoffman body tests 'inconclusive'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:54
Tests on the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman are inconclusive, the New York city medical examiner says.

Nigeria oil money 'not missing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:52
Nigeria's state oil firm denies an allegation by the central bank chief that it has failed to account for at least $20bn (£12.2bn) of oil revenues.

Flowers withdraws from Leeds bidding

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:44
Businessman Andrew Flowers pulls out of the bidding to buy Leeds United, leaving Italian Massimo Cellino closer to a takeover.

Ten hurt as gas blast flattens homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:34
Ten people are injured in a gas explosion that "flattened" two houses on a street in Clacton, Essex.

Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:27
Luxury car maker Aston Martin recalls more than 17,000 cars because of a counterfeit part.

Beckham to launch MLS team in Miami

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:24
Former England captain David Beckham announces his plans to launch a new Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise.

Armed robber holds family hostage

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:12
A family is held hostage at gunpoint after a robber, disguised as a postman, tricks his way into their home in Belfast.

Rodgers backs Swansea over Laudrup

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 10:11
Brendan Rodgers says his former club Swansea have a history of "correct decisions" after the sacking of manager Michael Laudrup.

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