International News

15ft-deep hole closes motorway

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:57
A 10-mile (16km) section of motorway is closed in both directions after a 15ft (4m) deep hole appeared in the central reservation.

VIDEO: Davina: I couldn't breathe

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:56
Television presenter Davina McCall talks about having to be carried out of the water after completing a 1.5 mile swim in Windermere

Women bishops move a step closer

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:47
The Church of England's governing body approves plans that could see the first woman bishop appointed by the end of the year.

Unions suspend planned Tube strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:38
A second planned 48-hour strike by Tube workers is suspended after unions reach a deal with London Underground.

Hollywood star Shirley Temple dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:32
Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85, her family says.

VIDEO: From sexting to tiffs, how gadgets influence your love life

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:25
From sexting to tiffs, how gadgets influence your lovelife

Yellen: Stimulus cuts to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:24
In her first public testimony as new Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen says the central bank will continue to cut its stimulus measures as long as the US economic recovery continues.

Barclays 'can work' with 'Yes' vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:02
Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins says the bank "can make it work" if Scotland votes for independence.

Ferdinand not set to retire - Moyes

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 08:02
Reports that Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is set to retire are "rubbish" says manager David Moyes.

Honduras suspends consuls in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:56
Eight Honduran consuls working in the US are suspended pending an investigation into allegations they illegally issued identity papers.

Surrey under water

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:50
Meet residents being flooded out by the Thames

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:35
Lukaku wants Champions League football, Poyet praises on-loan Borini, Newcastle's Cisse warned, and more.

More art found in Nazi loot probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:31
Dozens more art works emerge at the house of Cornelius Gurlitt, the collector found with hundreds of paintings believed stolen by the Nazis.

VIDEO: MP cat contest vote rigging claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:11
One cat has been withdrawn from a contest among feline-owning MPs after claims of vote rigging when one entrant gained 30,000 votes in seven hours.

Parents spark four Ofsted inspections

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:11
Out of almost 8,000 Ofsted inspections last year, only four were triggered by parents' complaints about schools.

Fingerprinting for Kenya's MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 07:03
Kenya's parliament launches a biometric fingerprint system to register MPs' attendance, but the parliamentary speaker denies it is to curb allowance fraud.

Rwandan ex-police chief cleared

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:54
One of the most senior Rwandan military chiefs convicted of genocide is acquitted on appeal at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal.

How does the Thames Barrier stop London flooding?

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:48
The Thames Barrier has been in record use over the past two months. How does it work?

Qatar unveils workers' rights plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:47
World Cup 2022 organisers publish new measures to protect workers in Qatar following 185 deaths in the last year.

Miliband predicts more flooding

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 06:17
Climate change will bring "more extreme weather events" like those causing widespread flooding in England, Labour leader Ed Miliband warns.

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