International News

Egypt court bans Jewish festival

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:57
A court in Egypt bans an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a Moroccan rabbi that has taken place since 1979, citing "moral offences".

VIDEO: Glasgow police dogs among UK's first

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:48
Edwin Richardson trained Airedale terriers for the police in Glasgow before supplying canine recruits for World War One.

Rising sea to claim 7,000 properties

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:42
An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.

Obama: US now 'less racially divided'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:36
President Barack Obama has said race relations in the US are better than when he took office, despite nationwide protests over police actions.

VIDEO: Virgin plane lands safely at Gatwick

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:30
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has carried out a "non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport after "a technical issue with one of the landing gears".

Air ambulance takes man to hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:19
An air ambulance flies a cyclist to hospital after he was knocked down in Aberdeenshire.

Students admit insulting Thai royals

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:11
Two Thai students face years in jail after admitting to insulting the royal family in a play they performed about a 1973 uprising.

Taliban declares 'defeat' of Nato

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:10
A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.

Tom Weir loch shore statue unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 07:06
A bronze statue of countryside broadcaster Tom Weir is unveiled at Balmaha Bay on the banks of Loch Lomond.

VIDEO: Ferry survivor: 'Floor started bubbling'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 06:59
Nick Channing-Williams, a passenger on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu, has been talking about the moment he realised the vessel was on fire.

VIDEO: Good deed challenge almost complete

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 06:58
A man from Cheltenham is on the verge of completing a year-long challenge to keep his New Year's resolution of doing a good deed every day.

Virgin jet lands after emergency

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 06:56
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane carries out a "non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport after "a technical issue with one of the landing gears".

VIDEO: Edinburgh prepares for Hogmanay

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 06:10
Organisers of Edinburgh's hogmanay party are making final preparations for this year's event.

Army attends security alert in town

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 06:00
Army bomb experts are attending the scene of a security alert in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, with residents being moved from their homes.

Network Rail boss 'may take bonus'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:49
Network Rail chief Mark Carne tells the BBC an internal committee will decide on what bonus he should have, following recent major rail disruption.

Coldest night of the year in Wales

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:47
Plummeting temperatures overnight see the coldest night of the year recorded in Wales with just two days of the year left to run.

VIDEO: The cost of Russia's New Year salad

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:46
Russia is on the brink of recession, but people there are still preparing for the traditional New Year's parties.

Rescued seal treated for pneumonia

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:26
A seal found exhausted in a field about 20 miles from the sea is is being treated for pneumonia, the RSPCA says.

Argentine leader suspends trips

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:25
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will not be able to travel abroad for a month after breaking her ankle on Friday, officials say.

VIDEO: BBC Africa 2014 video quiz

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:21
BBC Africa 2014 video quiz: Can you identify 20 of this year's top stories on the continent?

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