International News

Briscoe jury fails to reach verdict

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 08:09
The jury in the trial of UK barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe is discharged after failing to decide if she perverted the course of justice.

Ofsted to swoop on poor behaviour

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 08:04
Ofsted is to conduct a string of no-notice visits to schools in England where standards of behaviour are thought not to be up to scratch.

Hollande rebuffs UK PM on EU reform

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:56
Francois Hollande says David Cameron's plan to renegotiate EU treaties was "not a priority" after talks with the UK prime minister.

Abuser kicked pregnant girlfriend

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:43
A man who carried out a catalogue of domestic abuse against five women over a 10-year period is jailed for four-and-a-half years.

VIDEO: UK and France disagree on EU reform

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:33
Differences have emerged between David Cameron and the French President, Francois Hollande, about the future of the European Union.

England coach Flower stands down

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:28
England team director Andy Flower stands down after overseeing the 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia.

Lapdancers cleared of kidnapping

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:25
Three lapdancers and their manager are cleared by a jury of kidnapping a club boss who owed them money.

VIDEO: Sparks fly in New Year celebration

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:25
A traditional folk event involving molten iron dazzles spectators ushering in the Lunar New Year in China's Hebei province.

Blood-soaked papal relic found

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 07:04
Italian police recover most of a piece of cloth stained with the blood of Pope John Paul ll after it was stolen from a church in the Abruzzo region.

VIDEO: A camera you can throw in the air

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:57
Spencer Kelly reports on the Panono camera ball, which takes 360 degree panoramic images when it is thrown in the air.

CAR clashes 'kill 43' in Bangui

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:53
Fighting in the capital of Central African Republic over the last four days has left 43 people dead, the Red Cross says.

Animals found dead at SA airport

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:50
Hundreds of endangered amphibians and reptiles are found dead in South Africa's main airport, en route from Madagascar to the US.

British film-making sees decline

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:46
The number of British films being made has shown a drop in the past few years, according to new figures.

Ukraine activist 'was tortured'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:33
A leading Ukrainian opposition activist who vanished for eight days says he was abducted and tortured before being left to die in the cold.

V&A museum gets £9.4m lottery boost

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:27
The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced it is to award a £9.4m grant to Dundee's V&A museum.

Video fails to kill the radio star

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 06:07
Why neither video nor the net ever killed the radio star

VIDEO: Teacher admits toilet voyeurism

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:58
The deputy head teacher of a Cardiff secondary school has admitted hiding a camera to film five children using a toilet.

VIDEO: Cameron policies 'will lead to deaths'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:57
David Cameron is "presiding over a system which will lead to deaths", said a candidate standing in May's European elections.

Vodka blamed for Russian death rate

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:42
A quarter of all Russian men die before they are 55, and alcohol - particularly vodka - is largely to blame, research suggests.

Wage fall trend 'longest since 1964'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:32
Real wages have been dropping consistently since 2010 - the longest period of falls for at least 50 years, official figures show.

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