International News

UN stresses CAR disaster warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:11
A senior UN envoy calls or a huge international effort to tackle what he describes as a "mega-crisis" in the Central African Republic.

Court halts sacking of Bogota mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:04
A Colombian court has put on hold for 10 days a decision to oust the mayor of the capital, Bogota, Gustavo Petro, for mismanagement.

I feared I might die in heat - Dodig

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:04
Ivan Dodig retires from his second-round match as high temperatures continue to be a major issue at the Australian Open.

NSA could 'spy on offline computers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:47
The US National Security Agency (NSA) used secret technology to spy on computers that were not even connected to the internet, it is reported.

Ex-rugby player jailed over abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:46
A former Scottish rugby international from the Borders is jailed for sexually abusing two young girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

Plastic surgery app game taken down

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:34
Apple and Google remove a game in which children were encouraged to operate on an overweight woman.

Equal pay deal could force NEC sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:28
Landmarks such as the NEC could be sold to fund legal claims of more than £1bn, Birmingham City Council says.

Pensions bill passes latest stage

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:27
A bill to introduce major changes to public sector pensions passes its latest stage at Stormont.

VIDEO: Arterton on Hollywood: 'I don't fit in'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:21
Gemma Arterton speaks to BBC News about starring as the Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse at the Globe in London.

Do the French really work harder than the British?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:11
The French work harder than the British, says the French embassy in London. Is that true?

Frankel's first foal born in Ireland

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:07
Champion racehorse Frankel's first foal, a bay colt, is born at Coolmore Stud in Ireland to the mare Chrysanthemum.

Hollande actress 'blocked from post'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:04
France's government blocks the appointment of actress Julie Gayet, linked to an affair with President Francois Hollande, to a key cultural jury.

VIDEO: Labour calls on Osborne to tackle bonuses

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 03:04
Labour urges the government to block "excessive" bonuses which could see Royal Bank of Scotland reward its bankers with double their annual salary.

Weapons deal boost for Belfast firm

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:59
Prime Minister David Cameron says a deal worth more than £100m to supply military equipment to Indonesia is great news for 500 workers in east Belfast.

Italy may use army in waste war

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:53
The Italian government is considering using the army to deal with mafia in Naples who are accused of dumping toxic waste around the city.

VIDEO: Ex-offenders 'could be magistrates'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:47
it is time to look at having reformed addicts presiding over "specialised problem-solving courts", says the head of crime and justice at the Policy Exchange think tank.

Grown Ups 2 tops Razzie nominations

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:46
Adam Sandler's hit comedy Grown Ups 2 leads the nominations at this year's Razzies, taking eight nominations.

eBay Army kit theft soldier jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:20
A soldier who stole night vision equipment from a Brecon military base and tried to sell it on eBay is jailed.

12 Years a Slave leads UK box office

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:13
Steve McQueen's gritty drama 12 Years a Slave opens at the top of the UK and Ireland box office, knocking fellow Oscar hopeful American Hustle into second place.

Syria says West in talks on security

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 02:12
Western intelligence agencies have visited Syria for talks on combating radical Islamist groups, its deputy foreign minister tells BBC Newsnight.

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