International News

Talks break down in Panama Canal row

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:30
Talks between the Panama Canal Authority and a multi-national consortium working on the canal's expansion break down in a continued row over costs.

Overdose death doctor struck off

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:26
A doctor is struck off for failing to provide good clinical care to a patient who died of a drug overdose at a clinic in the Scottish Borders.

UK shops cut prices at 'record' rate

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:22
Retailers in the UK cut their prices during the January sales at the fastest rate since at least 2006, says the British Retail Consortium.

VIDEO: Clacton: Ten injured in house gas blast

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:16
At least five people are hurt in a gas explosion and fire at a residential street in Clacton, Essex.

Man Utd back anti-homophobia campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:12
Manchester United and Chelsea join leading an anti-homophobia campaign for the first time as the group seeks ongoing support.

VIDEO: Crow defends tube strike action

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:08
Bob Crow says he accepts that London Underground needs to modernise, but objects to the way changes are being implemented.

Koreas agree to family reunions

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 03:05
North and South Korea agree to hold reunions for families separated after the Korean War, in what could be the first such meetings since 2010.

VIDEO: Move to decriminalise marijuana in DC

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:58
Washington DC has taken a first step towards decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, joining a growing number of states that have already done so

UK warns of bank cyber-attack risk

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:55
Vince Cable warns of the vulnerability of Britain's banks and other critical infrastructure to cyber-attack at the first summit of industry regulators and spy chiefs.

AUDIO: Sci-fi films 'lack new ideas'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:37
Louis Savy and Paul Cornell discuss how science fiction films have to keep up with new technologies and visions of the future.

Jaguar to build XJ model in India

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:29
Jaguar says it will build its XJ saloon car in India, but the company's chief executive tells the BBC he is "absolutely committed" to manufacturing cars in Britain.

Wiggins' children bullied over doping

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:28
Sir Bradley Wiggins says he had to move his children to a new school when his son was bullied amid the Lance Armstrong doping row.

Is UK's housing-finance system broken?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:25
Tensions over whether making banks safer will restrict flow of credit

Late Pope's private notes go on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 02:25
A collection of private observations by late Pope John Paul II on religious subjects goes on sale amid controversy in his native Poland.

VIDEO: Why don't more young people vote?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 01:34
In the last General Election less than half of 18 to 24 year olds voted. Tim Muffett visits one organisation that is attempting to engage young people in politics.

VIDEO: Going into battle with the paparazzi

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 01:23
New York artist Adam Harvey explains why he invented an anti-paparazzi device.

Timing of Laudrup sacking 'bizarre'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 01:21
Michael Laudrup's sacking as Swansea City manager is "bizarrely timed", according to former Wales striker Iwan Roberts.

Lib Dems 'would stop 45p tax cut'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 01:21
Senior Lib Dem Treasury minister Danny Alexander says any cuts to the top rate of tax before the 2015 election will only happen "over my dead body".

Cambodia tests public bus system

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 01:09
Cambodia starts a trial run of a public bus system in the capital for the first time in over a decade in a bid to reduce traffic jams.

Anti-piracy app launched in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 01:07
The UK music industry is launching an educational app that aims to put young people in the shoes of aspiring musicians.

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