International News

Internet gap 'hits poorer children'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 11:48
Children from poorer families are being disadvantaged by a lack of internet access at home, a new campaign group claims.

VIDEO: Pothole damage 'cost drivers £100m'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 11:25
Motorists spent £100m last year repairing damage caused by potholes, according to figures from the RAC.

Nigeria hit by deadly car bomb

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 11:02
A car bomb kills at least 17 people in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in the latest attack claimed by the Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.

Deaths as Egypt votes in referendum

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:57
Egyptians vote in a referendum on a new constitution, but deadly clashes are reported involving supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

VIDEO: World Indoor Bowls Championships

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:52
Live coverage of the World Indoor Bowls Championships from Potters Leisure resort, Great Yarmouth.

Catholic orders in abuse apologies

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:46
Two religious orders in the Catholic Church have apologised for the abuse suffered by children in their residential homes.

New corroboration review offer made

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:28
Scotland's justice secretary offers to delay plans to abolish corroboration to allow for a review of what other safeguards might be needed in its place.

Boeing probes 787 battery problem

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:20
Japan Airlines finds potential battery fault on a Boeing 787, a reminder of last year's grounding of the entire fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.

Nurse admits mistakes in boy's care

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:10
A nurse looking after a four-year-old boy recovering from heart surgery on a hospital ward admits making mistakes in his care.

Topless skyscraper photos spark suit

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:06
The owners of New York's Empire State Building sue a photographer who shot pictures of a topless woman on the skyscraper's observation deck.

Hazel considers Commonwealth return

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:02
Heptathlete Louise Hazel says she is considering making a comeback for the Commonwealth Games.

Business rates rise capped at 2%

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 10:00
Business rates in Wales are to be capped at 2%, the Welsh government decides.

Hollande ducks first lady question

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:58
French President Francois Hollande refuses to answer questions over his alleged affair with an actress, speaking only about "difficult moments".

Crash probe told of gearbox decision

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:44
An engineer tells an inquiry a decision was made not to replace a helicopter gearbox after a metal chip was detected.

DJ Travis an 'opportunist offender'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:27
Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis was an opportunist who carried out sex assaults on young women including one live on Top of the Pops, a court hears.

100 jobs axed as leisure funding ends

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:27
More than 100 jobs are to go as three Denbighshire leisure sites are to close after councillors withdrew funding.

Roache 'sent autograph after attack'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:24
Coronation Street star William Roache indecently assaulted a girl in the men's toilet at a TV studio and then sent her a signed photo, a court hears.

Immigration cuts 'would raise debt'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:22
Britain's debt is likely to go up if David Cameron meets his key immigration target, the government's independent economic forecaster warns.

Many drown fleeing S Sudan fighting

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:19
More than 200 South Sudan civilians have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman says.

US Congress agrees spending deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:15
The US Congress reaches an agreement on a trillion-dollar spending bill that would fund operations through September, avoiding another shutdown.

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