International News

Poverty school failure link 'a myth'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:55
The most disadvantaged pupils in Shanghai match the maths test results of wealthy pupils in the UK, says the OECD.

Scotland's gay marriage bill passed

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:49
A bill which allows same-sex weddings to take place in Scotland is passed by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.

Tube strike expected as row goes on

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:30
A strike on the London Underground is due to start later as a row continues over the proposed closure of ticket offices.

BP boss warns of Scottish uncertainty

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:15
Oil giant BP boss Bob Dudley has warned there are "big uncertainties" for the company over the possibility of Scotland becoming independent.

Woman jailed for Caribbean killing

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:15
A Cardiff woman is jailed for 12 years for killing her husband in a road crash in the Dominican Republic.

Data reveals England's fattest areas

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:06
Copeland in West Cumbria is the fattest local authority area in England, according to new government figures.

Kidnap gang 'boss' was Tory activist

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 10:02
Convicted kidnap gang "boss" Mujeeb Bhutto was a Conservative activist before he joined UKIP, but the Tories say a bid to rejoin them has been blocked.

'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.

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