International News

UN agrees negotiating text for Paris

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:16
Global climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a formal negotiating text for the climate summit in Paris in December.

Germany remembers Dresden firestorm

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:16
Events are to take place in Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden which created a firestorm and left the city in ruins.

Farmer dies after kicked by cow

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:15
A farmer dies after being kicked in the neck by one of his cows, the National Farmers Union confirms.

Adding up the cost of childbirth

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 04:04
How much do women around the world pay to give birth?

Crash victim was planning retirement

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:54
A businessman killed by a runaway tipper truck was planning his retirement.

'Boasting' nightclub rapists jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:38
Two men who "laughed and boasted" about raping a girl outside a nightclub are jailed for nine years.

Merkel's crisis management marathon

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:38
After a week of marathon diplomacy, including extensive travel and endless negotiations, Germans are asking how does Chancellor Merkel keep going - and when does she sleep?

HGV crash driver 'just passed test'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:34
The driver of a tipper truck that crashed in Bath, killing a child and three adults, passed his HGV test just days earlier, it emerges.

Composer John McCabe dies aged 75

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:25
Composer and pianist John McCabe, one-time director of the London College of Music, dies aged 75.

Teams set for start of World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:24
The 11th Cricket World Cup is set to start, with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand both playing on the first day.

'No promises' on Savchenko release

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:08
Russia says it has made no promises to free Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, despite claims following the Minsk peace deal.

Police shut 2,000 'fake goods' sites

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:02
Two thousand websites selling fake luxury goods have been removed by UK police since the start of the year.

Bob the Bobby retires after 47 years

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 03:00
A man hailed as the country's longest serving police officer is being honoured as he retires just short 50 years of service.

Weatherman Talbot guilty of abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:59
Ex-TV weatherman Fred Talbot is found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher.

Ex-teacher, 91, jailed for abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:56
A retired PE teacher is jailed for nine years for sexually abusing schoolboys nearly 60 years ago.

EU 'needs stricter border checks'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:47
European Union leaders call for stricter checks on travellers entering the passport-free Schengen area, in response to last month's Paris attacks.

Egypt ready for Libya evacuations

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:46
Egypt says it is ready to evacuate its citizens from Libya after IS militants release images apparently showing Egyptian Christians seized there.

Housebuilding dip hits construction

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:46
UK construction output fell by more than initially estimated in the final quarter of 2014 after new home building declined for the first time in nearly two years.

England will make us sweat - Agnew

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:41
Jonathan Agnew on England's World Cup chances, Eoin Morgan's form, why Australia are favourites but India might struggle.

Man 'giggled' over free bin prize

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 02:39
An Oxfordshire resident expresses his bemusement at being awarded a free bin in a prize draw after filling out a survey for his council.