International News

Parcel block hits Russian consumers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:55
The express delivery services DHL and FedEx suspend shipments of parcels to private individuals in Russia, blaming stricter customs rules.

Kinky Boots set for West End run

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:45
Hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots is poised to transfer to the London stage next year, its director says.

Bieber bailed after driving arrest

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:38
Pop star Justin Bieber is released on bail after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs after allegedly racing his sports car on a Miami Beach street.

FBI warns shops on checkout thefts

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:35
The FBI has issued a warning to US shops telling them to beef up defences against cyber-thieves.

Elderly 'not too old for cancer aid'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:34
Older cancer patients should not be "written off" as too old for treatment, a charity has warned.

Boy with swine flu in stable condition

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:31
A primary school child from Belfast diagnosed with swine flu is said to be in a "serious but stable" condition.

Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:27
As many as 31 elderly and infirm Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec.

Lopez replaces Boullier at Lotus

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:20
Lotus co-chairman Gerard Lopez replaces Frenchman Eric Boullier as principal of the Formula 1 team.

VIDEO: Van Gogh's Sunflowers reunited

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:19
Two of Vincent van Gogh's famous sunflower paintings will be shown together in London for the first time in 65 years

Full Syria talks to begin in Geneva

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:15
Syria's warring parties are set to begin formal peace talks in Geneva, for the first time since the conflict began three years ago.

North Korea 'olive branch' to South

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:10
North Korea sends a letter to Seoul urging reconciliation, a move dismissed by the South, ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills.

VIDEO: 'Being a woman in a man's world'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:09
Drawing on her life in motor sport, Amanda Stretton makes comparisons with the world of politics as she looks at being a woman in a man's world.

VIDEO: School to fine parents for lateness

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:07
Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes plans to fine parents of pupils who are constantly late.

Vine - a year in six seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:59
Co-founder of video app Vine on why brevity works

SA police arrested for murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:55
Four South African police officers are arrested over Thursday's deadly shooting of a protester - one faces murder charges.

Queen's Baton Relay - Africa

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:54
African leg of the Queen's Baton Relay

VIDEO: Japan's new island 'still growing'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:33
Japan has acquired some new territory in the Pacific Ocean following a powerful volcanic eruption - a new island has emerged from the sea, and is growing in size.

VIDEO: Rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:31
An unmanned rocket has taken off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as part of a mission to boost Nasa's communications network.

Bank wants Help to Buy scaled back

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:07
Why the Bank wants Help to Buy scaled back

Man shot in leg at railway station

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:36
A man in his 40s is shot in the leg in an early morning attack at a railway station in Essex.

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