International News

GB athletes kick off Winter Olympics

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:59
Great Britain's athletes begin their bid for a successful Winter Olympics when the action gets under way on Thursday.

In pictures: Storms batter the UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:56
Strong winds and high waves

Pope meets secret files campaigners

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:50
Irish woman Philomena Lee and actor Steve Coogan meet the Pope as they bring their campaign for the release of secret adoption files to the Vatican.

Band seeks Guantanamo 'royalties'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:49
A Canadian rock band has sent a bill to the US military after being told its music was used to torment prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a member says.

Roache jury starts deliberations

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:46
The jury in the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache retires to consider its verdict.

Kevin Pietersen's career in numbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:39
Kevin Pietersen’s career in graphics

UN: Vatican must remove abusers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:36
In an unprecedented report, the UN demands the Vatican "immediately remove" priests who are known or suspected child abusers.

Fire crew killed in Argentina blaze

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:33
Seven firefighters and two civil defence workers are killed in a massive blaze in a bank's archive in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.

VIDEO: Skyscanner reports 96% growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:31
Edinburgh-based online search engine Skyscanner reports growth of 96% in its turnover in the past year.

VIDEO: Beckham confirms Miami soccer team

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:19
The former footballer David Beckham has launched a new Major League Soccer team based in Miami.

Police probe 'Tesco horse dare'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:11
A woman who rode a horse into a Tesco store as part of the social media NekNomination craze has been branded "senseless and foolish" by police.

GCHQ 'attacked Anonymous' hackers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:01
The latest Snowden leaks suggest that GCHQ tried to disrupt Anonymous hacktivists' operations by flooding one of their chatroom servers with traffic.

In pictures: Blast destroys homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:00
Explosion and fire destroys homes in Essex

Dave Lee Travis 'very professional'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:57
A woman tells a court that former DJ Dave Lee Travis was polite, friendly and professional when he took naked photos of her.

Real wages about to grow, says IFS

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:48
The cost of living crisis is set to turn around later this year, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), with wage increases outstripping inflation.

Your pictures: India

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:38
Readers' photos on the theme of India

The comforting tone of the hourly radio pips

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:36
Happy birthday to BBC radio's familiar hourly pips

'Japanese Beethoven' admits fraud

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:36
A deaf composer, dubbed "Japan's Beethoven", admits hiring someone else to write his music for nearly two decades.

Eurozone retail sales fall sharply

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:32
Retail sales in the eurozone fell sharply in December, prompting further concerns about deflation in the single-currency bloc.

VIDEO: Tube strike: Battle for the 139 bus

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:28
A woman from Bournemouth on her way to a hospital appointment, a recruitment consultant and an acupuncturist take on the challenge of boarding a 139 bus during the Tube strike.

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