International News

Teenage smoking 'at record low'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:32
Smoking among young teenagers in Scotland is at its lowest level since modern surveys began, a study by Ash Scotland suggests.

In pictures: Sochi 2014

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 06:26
Glitz and golds in the first 24 hours of Sochi Winter Games

Labour promises pension charge cap

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:57
Labour has promised to put a 0.5% annual cap on pension charges if it wins the next election, and to make advice compulsory.

Jayden remembered at funeral service

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 05:23
The funeral is held of Jayden Parkinson, the teenager whose body was found in a disturbed grave in Oxfordshire.

Three police held over phone images

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:53
Three diplomatic protection officers have been arrested for allegedly exchanging "extreme" pornographic images, the Metropolitan Police confirms.

Fatally injured baby girl named

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:19
The baby girl who died in hospital on the same day her father appeared in court charged with causing her grievous bodily harm was Cárágh Walsh.

Shakhtar's Maicon dies in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:14
Shakhtar Donetsk striker Maicon Pereira de Oliveira has died in a car crash at the age of 25, the Ukrainian club say.

VIDEO: Princess Cristina arrives at court

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 04:03
Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at court in Mallorca to be questioned in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings.

Ukraine leader meets Putin in Sochi

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 03:56
Russia's Vladimir Putin meets his embattled Ukrainian counterpart at the Winter Olympics as Ukraine's crisis shows no sign of resolution.

Japan snowfall disrupts transport

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 03:07
A severe snow storm warning is issued in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, with transport disrupted and residents urged to stay indoors.

M6 closed after body recovered

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:56
The M6 motorway in the West Midlands is closed after a body is found on the southbound carriageway.

Man dies after street stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:54
A man aged in his 20s dies after being stabbed on a street in west London.

Trapped bobsledder smashes door

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:21
American bobsledder Johnny Quinn smashes through a jammed bathroom door inside the Sochi 2014 athletes' village.

Attacks leave teenagers in hospital

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 02:05
A disturbance in Glasgow that left two teenagers in hospital is being treated as attempted murder by police.

ICC votes for 'Big Three' powers

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:59
The International Cricket Council approves plans to give more control to the 'Big Three' of England, India and Australia.

Kotsenburg wins first gold of Sochi 2014

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:58
US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg wins the Games' first gold with Britain's Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan missing out medals.

VIDEO: Bringing virtual reality to air travel

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:34
Turbulence, limited leg room and upset children are just some of the stresses of air travel being tackled by scientists from the University of Nottingham using virtual reality.

Ministers in joint trade mission

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:12
Ministers from Stormont, Dublin and Westminster go on their first-ever joint trade mission, to Singapore, next week.

Spike in Afghan civilian casualties

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:11
The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan rose 14% in 2013, with women and children particularly badly affected, the UN says.

Bullied soldier 'attempted suicide'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 01:11
A former soldier tells the BBC he tried to commit suicide several times after the Army ignored his claims of bullying.

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