International News

VIDEO: Pensioner's £1,000 lunch for lonely

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 10:37
An 86-year-old woman decides to treat dozens of strangers to Christmas dinner in a pub in Devon.

VIDEO: 'Beetroot as lipstick won't catch on'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 10:16
In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.

Gay US blood donor ban 'should end'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:40
Gay and bisexual men should no longer be banned from donating blood in the US, a key health body recommends.

Russia limits firms' dollar holdings

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:37
The Russian government instructs five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of its efforts to stabilise the rouble.

Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:30
The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.

Balotelli 'naive' over Mario post

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:30
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli admits he was "naive" over a social media post that brought him a one-match ban.

Woman hit by car is 'critical'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:28
A woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, say police.

Van Gaal 'needs' Ferguson support

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:17
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says ex-manager Sir Alex Ferguson's "belief" in him has made his job easier.

VIDEO: Driver in disabled bay stand-off

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 09:14
Matthew Sanders, a driver who wrongly parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham, refuses to leave his car in an attempt to stop it being towed away.

Legal bid against Kenya security law

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:50
Kenya's opposition mounts a legal challenge against a controversial new anti-terrorism law which gives security agencies sweeping powers to detain suspects.

Tributes to man shot dead in car

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:42
Tributes are paid to a man shot dead as he sat in a car in Sheffield in what police believe was a targeted attack.

US cinemas to screen The Interview

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:35
A number of cinemas in the US have said they will screen Sony film The Interview on Christmas Day.

VIDEO: Doctor's gloom in Syrian siege city

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:28
A Red Cross doctor who returned to help treat victims of the Aleppo siege in Syria gives a gloomy assessment of the almost complete breakdown of medical treatment in the city.

Key issues addressed by agreement

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:22
The Stormont House negotiations tackled a number of contentious issues, although there is less progress on some others.

VIDEO: Francis Wheen: Abused by Napier

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:08
Writer Francis Wheen tells the BBC that paedophile Charles Napier used fizzy drinks and biscuits to groom schoolchildren.

Canada porn actor guilty of murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:05
A Canadian porn actor is found guilty of first-degree murder in the dismemberment of his lover in 2012.

Smartphones 'changing our brains'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:03
Our brains are adapting to touch screen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers.

Boy, 9, death treated as suspicious

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 08:01
The death of a nine-year-old boy in Lincolnshire is being treated as suspicious by police.

North Korea struggles to stay online

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 07:57
Internet services in North Korea continue to be unstable, with significant periods of downtime, according to reports.

Agbonlahor red card overturned

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 07:48
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor wins his appeal against the red card he received against Manchester United on Saturday.