International News

VIDEO: Putin tests out Olympic ice rink

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics - and taken part in an ice hockey match.

Colman relishes spurned wife role

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:41
Olivia Colman on playing spurned wife in BBC drama The 7.39

Exporting Gran to care homes abroad

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:22
Is it wrong to send elderly relatives to care homes abroad?

The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:20
Most people think of male prostitution as dangerous, exploitative work. But some are attempting to reinvent it.

Been and gone: Hat-maker to the royals and the artist behind Korky the Cat

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:18
Hatmaker to the royals and Korky the Cat's artist

The three-month flight along the Nile

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:14
The mechanic behind a 1914 flight along the Nile

Brazil: Gangs set four buses alight

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:58
Brazilian gangs acting on orders from inmates at a notorious jail have set fire to four buses in the north-eastern city of Sao Luis, officials say.

Better school food standards urged

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:41
School kitchens in Scotland have been ordered to improve food hygiene standards 83 times in the past five years, according to figures.

Nicaragua canal construction delayed

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:21
The head of the Nicaragua canal project, linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, says construction will not begin this year as planned.

VIDEO: Tackling growing cash machine crime

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:14
Almost eight million people use a cash machine every day in Britain but who is watching the thieves trying to access our bank accounts using 'skimming'?

VIDEO: Lebanon's al-Qaeda chief Majid dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:02
Al-Qaeda's commander in Lebanon, Majid al-Majid, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says.

Putin relaxes ban on Sochi protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 15:57
The Russian authorities relax a ban on protest rallies at the Sochi Winter Olympics but set strict conditions for demonstrations.

VIDEO: US braced for more snow storms

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:59
Parts of Canada and the north-eastern United States are bracing themselves for more heavy snow and freezing temperatures as forecasters warn the winter storm is likely to continue throughout the weekend.

VIDEO: Singer Phil Everly dies aged 74

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:55
Phil Everly, one half of the rock and country duo the Everly Brothers, has died in California at the age of 74, of complications from lung disease.

VIDEO: Teen missing after photographing storm

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:50
People are being warned to brace themselves for floods on England's coasts and rivers.

Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 13:20
Iraqi troops have reportedly lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.

Wenger defends Walcott after gesture

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 13:01
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Theo Walcott after the striker made a gesture to Tottenham fans in their FA Cup tie.

Al-Qaeda under attack in north Syria

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 12:34
An al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria issues an ultimatum to rival rebel groups fighting it, threatening to leave the city of Aleppo to government forces.

VIDEO: Slopestyle: Team GB's 'high hopes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 11:59
Slopestyle is one of the new events being introduced into the winter Olympics in Russia that are due to start in February 2014.

Briton shot dead in Libya named

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 11:54
A British man who was shot dead in Libya is named by the UK Foreign Office as energy worker Mark De Salis, who had been working in Tripoli for six years.

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