International News

Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam group

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:43
Suntory, the Japanese family-owned drinks maker, buys the US beverage firm behind Jim Beam bourbon, in a $16bn (£9.7bn) deal.

Ten annoying breaches of cinema etiquette

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:37
Ten annoying breaches of cinema etiquette

Suicide vest nine-year-old tells her story

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:26
A young girl who officials say was wearing a suicide vest was detained at a checkpoint in Helmand, southern Afghanistan last week. Spozhmai, who says she is nine years old, is now in the protective custody of the provincial government - she told her story to Newsday on the BBC World Service.

Nasri ruled out for eight weeks

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:17
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is ruled out for eight weeks with a knee injury suffered against Newcastle.

Abuse inquiry 'gives victims voice'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:15
Victims have waited years to tell their stories to the biggest public inquiry into child abuse ever held in the UK, its senior counsel says.

Burial service held for Ariel Sharon

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:08
Israel holds the burial service for former PM Ariel Sharon, earlier lauded at a state memorial as an "indomitable" defender of his people.

EU aims to clarify migrant rules

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:08
New EU guidelines are aimed at minimising disputes between EU states about migrants' rights to welfare benefits.

Teen sexter convicted for child porn

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:02
A teenager in Canada is convicted of possession and dissemination of child pornography after she sent text messages containing naked images of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.

Concussion training for pro players

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:52
Professional rugby union players in England will have compulsory education on concussion before the start of next season.

Plea over journalists held by Egypt

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:47
More than 40 senior journalists and editors sign a statement demanding the immediate release of three al-Jazeera colleagues detained in Egypt.

Britain's Sochi biathlon team named

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:30
Lee Jackson and Amanda Lightfoot are named as Great Britain's biathlon entrants for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Carole King actress wins rave reviews

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:17
Jessie Mueller, the actress who plays singer-songwriter Carole King in a new Broadway musical, earns rave reviews for her performance.

Nine women receive womb transplants

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:06
Nine women in Sweden have received womb transplants from living relatives in a pioneering trial.

VIDEO: Plane lands at wrong US airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:05
An investigation is under way after a Southwest Airlines flight landed at the wrong airport in Missouri, US.

Obesity: How worried should we be?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:01
How worried should we be about obesity?

VIDEO: New guidelines for classifying films

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 05:57
The British Board of Film Classification is to more closely scrutinise movies under new guidelines for certifying films.

VIDEO: Cocaine haul found on private jet

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 05:55
Police in Guatemala seize half a tonne of cocaine from a private plane and arrest two people onboard.

Mark Bridger drops sentence appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 05:52
April Jones's killer Mark Bridger drops his application for permission to appeal against his whole-life sentence.

Cameron urges support for fracking

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 05:51
Councils that back fracking will get to keep more money in tax revenue, PM David Cameron says, urging opponents to "get on board".

Human remains find 'not suspicious'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 05:43
Police investigating the discovery of human remains near Arrochar in Argyll say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

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