International News

AUDIO: Plastic bag charge 'must be simpler'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:20
Joan Walley MP, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, discusses government plans for a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England

England unchanged for Calcutta Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:18
England head coach Stuart Lancaster names an unchanged line-up for Saturday's match against Scotland.

VIDEO: Prospects for Wythenshawe by-election

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 02:12
Wythenshawe by-election on 13 February will be the first electoral test for the main political parties this year

Brazilian banker arrested in Italy

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:52
Italian police arrest the former director of Banco do Brasil, Henrique Pizzolato, who fled Brazil after being sentenced to a jail term for corruption.

Axed Pietersen did not row with Cook

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:51
Kevin Pietersen disagreed with England captain Alastair Cook during the Ashes tour but there was no row between the pair.

Egypt denies Sisi candidacy report

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:48
Egypt's military denies that its chief of staff, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, told a Kuwaiti newspaper he would run for president.

From best of friends to Celtic foes

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:39
They may still dislike England, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs, but Ireland and Wales now share the biggest Six Nations rivalry

N Korea warns on family reunions

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:25
North Korea threatens to cancel family reunions with the South, a day after agreeing to hold them, because of US-South Korea military drills.

House price inflation 'slows again'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:16
Annual house price inflation slowed in January, the second month in a row the measure has fallen, according to the Halifax, the UK's largest mortgage lender.

Sony to sell PC unit and cut jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:02
Sony says it will sell its personal computer unit and split its TV division into a separate subsidiary as it forecasts a $1.08bn annual loss.

Giant jellyfish found in Australia

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 01:00
Scientists in Australia are working to classify a new species of giant jellyfish that washed up on a beach in Tasmania.

The peers' peers of 2013

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 00:47
The top ten lords and ladies as name checked in parliament

Police officer charged with assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 00:46
A Surrey police officer is charged with assault and making threats of violence after being arrested outside a West Sussex nightclub.

Tories pledge to cut stamp duty

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 00:37
Conservatives pledge to scrap stamp duty on all property sales up to £250,000 if they win power in the next assembly election.

GB's Nicholls into slopestyle final

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 00:21
British snowboarder Jamie Nicholls reaches Saturday's slopestyle final as Billy Morgan makes the semi-finals.

Give Ofsted new powers, Lib Dems say

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 00:03
Ofsted should get extra powers to inspect groups of academy schools run by the same organisation, Lib Dem minister David Laws says.

Man charged over copper mine body

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-06 00:01
A man is charged with murder over the death of a man whose body was found at a disused copper mine in Cornwall.

The films affected by actors' deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 23:26
What happens to a film when one of its stars dies?

Temporary blindness 'boosts hearing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 23:24
Temporary stints being blind heighten other senses and might become a useful therapy for people with hearing problems, animal research suggests.

VIDEO: Pope's Harley-Davidson to be auctioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 22:23
A Harley-Davidson previously owned by Pope Francis is to be auctioned in Paris to raise funds for charity.

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