International News

VIDEO: Japan WWII 'no surrender' soldier dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 11:37
A Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda who refused to surrender after the end of World War Two and lived in the jungle for 29 years has died in Tokyo, aged 91.

999 man died while ambulances queued

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 11:37
The ambulance service should review the way it responds to 999 calls, says the wife of a man who lay dying as an ambulance was delayed at a hospital.

140 Kellogg's jobs under threat

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 11:28
Cereal maker Kellogg's announces plans to cut 140 jobs at its factory in Wrexham in another blow to the town's economy.

VIDEO: Pet owners queue for Vatican blessing

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 11:24
Hundreds of animals have been blessed outside the Vatican in Rome and in Madrid in Spain, during the feast of Saint Anthony the Great, their patron saint.

Indian minister's wife 'found dead'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 11:15
Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Indian minister Shashi Tharoor is found dead, following reports that he had an affair, Indian media says.

Yarnold claims fourth World Cup gold

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 11:06
Britain's Lizzy Yarnold closes in on the overall skeleton World Cup title as she claims her fourth gold of the season.

'Cagney and Lacey' officers praised

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:51
Two police officers calling themselves Cagney and Lacey are praised for their light-hearted note to a drunk man.

Residents start rubbish collection

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:39
Residents of a south Wales valleys community start collecting their own rubbish for sale to recycling companies.

Roddy Doyle to write with Roy Keane

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:35
Booker-prize-winning author Roddy Doyle signs up to collaborate with Roy Keane on the footballer's forthcoming autobiography.

Uganda leader blocks anti-gay laws

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:23
Uganda's president refuses to approve a bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals, saying gay people should be "rescued" not killed or imprisoned.

S Sudan atrocities 'on both sides'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:10
South Sudan's government troops and rebels have both carried out atrocities over the past month of fighting, a UN human rights chief says.

Baby born after 20 miscarriages

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:06
The boy born after mother's 20 miscarriages in 10 years

Human remains confirmed as student

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:55
Police confirm that human remains found in Argyll last week are those of missing Russian student Yulia Solodyankin.

Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin says homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warns them against spreading "gay propaganda".

Emotional defeat for England - Cook

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:44
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room is "a tough place to be" after the one-wicket defeat by Australia.

Unite union employs Stevie Deans

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:43
The Unite union confirms that it has employed Stevie Deans, the former union convenor at the Ineos petrochemicals plant in Grangemouth.

'Scratch-and-sniff' jeans launched

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:37
A designer adds "scratch-and-sniff" technology to jeans, in an experiment designed to make people "smile".

Van Persie stories untrue - Moyes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:35
Manchester United manager David Moyes insists striker Robin van Persie is happy at Old Trafford despite speculation.

VIDEO: Flood misery in sodden south-east

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:29
Heavy flooding has disrupted road and rail services in the south east of England, will all trains suspended between Brighton and London at one stage on Monday.

VIDEO: Seaside towns battle for naked prize

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:21
Three seaside towns in the south east of England are fighting for the chance for artist Spencer Tunick to come and create an installation there.

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