International News

'Record' US convicts cleared in 2013

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:58
A record 87 US convicts were cleared of their alleged crimes last year, including one who had been sentenced to death, according to a new study.

Alcohol floor price announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:57
The government confirms a plan to ban extreme discounting of alcohol in England and Wales, to try to stop shops using major brands as loss-leaders.

Judge regrets 'drink game' reference

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:38
A Northern Ireland judge who was filmed at a family event drinking a shot and saying "neck and nominate" has said she recognises her foolish behaviour.

England angry and hurting - Rowntree

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:37
England want to win the Six Nations "more than ever" ahead of Saturday's game in Scotland, says forwards coach Graham Rowntree.

Damaged roads 'could be abandoned'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:36
Some small rural roads are in such a state of disrepair that they could be completely abandoned unless there is more funding, councils in England have warned.

Miro sale cancelled at last minute

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:19
A London sale of 85 paintings by Spanish artist Joan Miro by the Portuguese government is cancelled amid legal uncertainty.

Hester named new RSA Insurance boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:12
Stephen Hester, the former boss of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has been appointed as the new chief executive of troubled insurance firm RSA.

VIDEO: Rural roads may have to close

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:03
Cornwall Council warns finances are so squeezed they may have to stop maintaining some of their rural roads.

Charlie Chaplin novella published

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 09:02
The only known book by Charlie Chaplin, a novella that formed the basis of his 1952 film Limelight, is published 66 years after it was written.

Syria 'to ship chemicals by March'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:48
Russia says Syria should ship all its chemical weapons abroad by March, and that the government will attend the next round of peace talks in Geneva.

Support call after rape claim death

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:41
An urgent review is needed of how victims and witnesses are treated in sex abuse cases, says Greater Manchester's police and crime commissioner.

France opens landmark Rwanda trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:40
Former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa goes on trial in Paris on charges related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide in a landmark case.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:40
The government wins support for its revised definition of a miscarriage of justice.

Fuel firms 'ripping off' cash payers

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:35
Energy companies are being accused of "ripping off" consumers who do not pay their bills by direct debit.

Cape Verde lose their appeal to Cas

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:35
Cape Verde lose their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over their disqualification from World Cup qualifying.

AUDIO: Shearsmith in a League of his own

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:27
Reece Shearsmith joins Front Row's Mark Lawson to talk about the art of writing dark comedy and a possible reunion for The League of Gentlemen

Man in court over Glasgow shooting

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:25
A man appears in court charged with attempted murder following an alleged shooting in Glasgow last month.

The allure of searching for hidden 3D images

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:17
A music video has revived the genre of the autostereogram, better known under the trademark Magic Eye. Could this most 1990s of optical illusions make a comeback, asks Jon Kelly.

Woman denies bullying 'rape' soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:13
The girlfriend of a soldier accused of raping a Royal Military Police officer found hanged two years later denies bullying her, an inquest hears.

Medieval coin hoard found in field

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 08:09
Two men using metal detectors uncover what is believed to be the biggest collection of medieval silver coins ever found in Scotland.

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