International News

Pumping begins near marooned village

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:42
The Environment Agency begins pumping flood water from land on the Somerset Levels near the marooned village of Muchelney.

F1 heiress loses Lamborghini battle

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:33
Formula 1 heiress Tamara Ecclestone loses a custody battle over a rare "super car" she gave to an ex-boyfriend as a birthday gift.

New trial sought for executed US boy

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:30
A South Carolina judge hears arguments over whether to grant a new trial to a 14-year-old black boy executed for the murder of two girls in 1944.

VIDEO: US braced for 'arctic conditions'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:27
The US is due to be plunged back into a deep freeze just two weeks after it emerged from the last one.

Train crush teacher was due to marry

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:18
A pregnant teacher died when her car was hit by a train on a level crossing in Australia just weeks before she was due to get married, an inquest hears.

Triple killer just 'wanted blood'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:11
Triple killer Joanna Dennehy, described as having a thirst "for blood", was filmed laughing and joking moments before seeking more victims, a court hears.

Wes Anderson film to open festival

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 11:00
The UK premiere of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, will open this year's Glasgow Film Festival, it has been announced.

'Burnt out' EU to curb climate goals

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:56
Binding national targets on renewable energy are expected to be dropped from new EU proposals due to be unveiled on Wednesday.

Rennard set for Lib Dem court battle

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:54
Lord Rennard hires a top lawyer for potential legal action against the Lib Dems over sex harassment claims - prompting fears of a "blood bath" within the party.

VIDEO: First glimpse of one of Frankel's foals

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:39
Champion racehorse Frankel's foal - a filly born at the National Stud in Newmarket at 05:00 GMT on Sunday - is captured on video going for a walk.

NI to get new air ambulance

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:37
Northern Ireland is to get a new air ambulance to transfer patients to hospitals in Britain, after it is revealed that a plane carrying a sick baby had to make an emergency landing.

Russia: Ukraine 'out of control'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:36
Russia's foreign minister says violent clashes in Ukraine are "getting out of control" and accuses Western politicians of stirring up protests.

World-beater McFadden swaps wheels for skis

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:27
Having swept the board in wheelchair racing, US athlete Tatyana McFadden is now on a fast track to Paralympic glory

Meals with parents 'reduce truancy'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:22
An OECD study shows big international differences between rates of truancy and how it is linked to school performance.

Footballer in court over fix claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:16
A footballer appears in court charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation into match-fixing in the UK.

Agreement at Yemen's dialogue talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:15
Yemen's National Dialogue Conference agree a document on which the new constitution will be based, hours after a delegate is shot dead in Sanaa.

Quarter of young adults live at home

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:15
Some 3.3 million people in their 20s and early 30s - about a quarter of that age group - now live with their parents, ONS figures show.

Specialist baby care service to move

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:06
Plans to centralise specialist care for babies born in west Wales are to go ahead, the health minister says.

Syria accused of systematic torture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 10:02
There is evidence Syria has tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising, a report by ex-war crimes prosecutors says.

BBC Savile review delivery delayed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 09:58
Delivery of the BBC's Savile review is delayed to mid-2014 until the conclusion of criminal proceedings against former BBC presenter Stuart Hall.

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