International News

Fidel Castro makes rare appearance

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:42
Cuba's former President Fidel Castro appears in public for the first time in nine months, at the opening of an art studio in Havana.

Duggan's aunt urges 'no violence'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:41
Mark Duggan's aunt Carole says the family will fight the lawful killing decision "through the courts" and says there should be "no more violence".

VIDEO: Rudimental on their Brit chances

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:34
Electronic quartet Rudimental talk to the BBC about their award show hopes as the Brit nominations 2014 are revealed

Child sex police officer jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:33
A West Midlands police officer who engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl is jailed for six years.

Germany to destroy Syrian weapons

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:28
Germany announces it will join the international effort to help destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.

800ft fall man 'lucky to be alive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:28
A hillwalker who survived after plunging about 800ft from a cliff edge in the Cairngorms tells BBC Scotland he feels lucky to be alive.

VIDEO: Moment 800ft fall climber was rescued

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:27
A hillwalker who survived after plunging about 800ft from a cliff edge in the Cairngorms tells BBC Scotland he feels lucky to be alive.

Safety fears at children's hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:27
A leaked report into safety fears at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital reveals "safety shortcuts" in operating theatres.

Climate change link 'not certain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:26
The recent storms that have brought heavy rain and floods to much of the UK cannot definitely be linked to climate change, says the Met Office.

Man shone laser at police helicopter

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:04
A man who "persistently" shone a laser beam at a police helicopter as it searched for a missing person is given a five-month suspended jail sentence.

Murder trial told of 'voices' claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:48
A murder trial is told a man accused of killing his mother said to a friend that he had been hearing voices in his head.

VIDEO: Stargazers form human constellation

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:43
The BBC Stargazing Live programme pulled off a UK-first by creating a human constellation in Norwich.

Ford replaces Flood in England squad

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:41
Bath fly-half George Ford replaces Toby Flood in England's elite squad and 11 more players are called up for Six Nations training.

Top Pakistan police officer killed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:38
Top Karachi policeman Chaudhry Aslam, known in Pakistan for his campaign against the Taliban, is killed in a bomb blast.

NHS waiting times at two-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:32
The number of people waiting longer than nine months for hospital treatment in Wales reaches its highest level in two years.

Housing benefit 'wrongly docked'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:30
Thousands of housing benefit claimants may have had their payments wrongly docked, the Department for Work and Pensions reveals.

US helicopter crash bodies removed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:29
The bodies of the United States Air Force crew killed in a helicopter crash in north Norfolk are removed from the scene.

France to extradite Kazakh tycoon

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:22
A French court rules Kazakh tycoon and dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine, where he is wanted on fraud charges.

Lapdancers 'kidnapped club manager'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:21
Three lapdancers who were working during the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham kidnapped a man who owed them money, Bristol Crown Court hears.

Girl, three, stable after collision

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:21
A three-year-old girl is in a stable condition in hospital after a collision with a vehicle in Carmarthenshire.

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