International News

France mulls GPS car-sharing app ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:53
The French government has moved to quell growing tensions between the taxi industry and private car-sharing rivals.

John Paul II crucifix crushes man

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:51
A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.

A change of tack on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:46
A change of tack on Britons heading for Syria

South Sudan treason charges dropped

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:39
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.

Human skin grown in laboratory

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:37
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.

Crime falls 15% in England and Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:30
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.

Barclays wins pay package vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 08:24
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

VIDEO: Shareholders criticise Barclays bonuses

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:54
Barclays shareholders have voted to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:51
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:48
The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:41
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.

Pupil school rape 'never happened'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:37
A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school tells a jury the alleged attack never happened.

AUDIO: Ending Rev is 'sad but attractive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:30
Rev star Tom Hollander said it was "sad" but "attractive" to end the show after three series.

Russia extends Navalny house arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:26
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.

VIDEO: Tattoo woman 'treated like criminal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:25
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.

Firefighters to stage fresh strikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:24
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union says.

VIDEO: Pilot on swimmers' SOS rescue

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:22
An Australian helicopter pilot describes the moment he rescued five people stranded off the coast of Queensland who had scrawled a giant SOS message in the sand.

Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 07:02
Scotland will need to beat their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.

Woods hopeful of summer return

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:57
Tiger Woods hopes to return to competition this summer but is more concerned with his long-term fitness, his agent says.

Seven injured in silo explosion

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-24 06:57
Seven people - including firefighters - are injured after a fire and explosion at an industrial estate in Moray.
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