International News

Military may help flood-hit Somerset

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 14:27
Military vehicles could be drafted in to help flood-hit Somerset, the environment secretary says, amid warnings of more rainfall in the days ahead.

VIDEO: Journalists facing charges in Egypt

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 14:18
Egyptian prosecutors have referred four foreign journalists to a criminal court on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a terrorist group.

Peers back child car smoking ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 14:17
The House of Lords backs a Labour plan to ban smoking in cars carrying children, despite opposition from the government.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-5 Manchester City

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 13:57
Manchester City move to the top of the Premier League with a comprehensive victory over 10-man Tottenham.

F1 boss wants three double-points GPs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 13:53
Bernie Ecclestone wants to extend his controversial double-points scheme to the last three races of the Formula 1 season.

Spy chief: Snowden hurt US security

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 13:09
James Clapper demands Edward Snowden return the documents he has "stolen" and says his leaks have caused "profound damage" to the US.

South Sudan coup charges 'baseless'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:51
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar tells the BBC that the treason charges laid against him and some of his allies are "baseless".

Obama tours for minimum wage rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:47
US President Barack Obama takes his campaign for a minimum wage rise to the streets, after his State of the Union address.

Ukraine 'on brink of civil war'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:37
Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war", the country's first post-independence president warns parliament as they debate an amnesty for protesters.

Nigerian senators in mass defection

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:31
At least 11 Senators from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's party defect to the opposition, the latest in a series of desertions.

Carney warning over Scots pound plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:29
The Bank of England governor says an independent Scotland would need to give up some power to make a currency union with the rest of the UK work.

Bullying head teacher struck off

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:24
A former Cardiff head teacher who bullied staff and threatened parents is struck off the professional register.

US Fed further tightens stimulus

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:21
The US Federal Reserve reduces its monthly bond purchases from $75bn to $65bn in the second straight month of winding down stimulus efforts.

UK seeks pair over politician murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:16
UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.

Distress call helicopter lands safely

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 12:14
A Super Puma helicopter with 14 people on board lands safely in Shetland after sparking a full-scale emergency.

Coulson 'knew what went on' at NoW

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, who is accused of conspiring to hack phones, knew "exactly what went on on his watch", a former reporter tells the Old Bailey.

VIDEO: William Roache 'a perfect gentleman'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:47
Some of Coronation Street actor William Roache's co-stars appeared as defence witnesses at his trial in Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.

US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:33
Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.

Labour plans 'one member, one vote'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:15
Miliband plans for major call on union relationships

Roache 'always a perfect gentleman'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 11:11
Coronation Street actor William Roache was "always a perfect gentleman", his on-screen wife tells a court.

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