International News

VIDEO: Scheme targets benefit overpayment

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 06:07
Benefit claimants are being warned to advise the authorities of changes in their circumstances or face a fine or criminal prosecution.

Woman jailed for £450,000 iPad scam

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 06:02
A woman who defrauded hundreds of customers in an iPad scam worth £450,000 is jailed.

VIDEO: Carrie Gracie leaves BBC News Channel

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:58
After six years as a BBC News channel co-presenter, Carrie Gracie has left to take up a new post as the corporation's first China editor.

The allure of abandoned Tube stations

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:49
The New Year's Day episode of Sherlock included a plot line about abandoned Tube stations. The eerie empty platforms and booking offices have enthralled photographers.

Stop diving in football - Martinez

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:47
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes everyone in football has a responsibility to help rid the game of diving.

Tanzania seizes ivory at port

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:40
Two people are being held by police in Tanzania after the seizure of a consignment of illegal ivory at Dar es Salaam port, officials say.

Agency to cut flood defence jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:36
The Environment Agency confirms that it is cutting around 1,500 jobs, including some in flood protection work, as part of a major restructuring.

Indian girl's parents seek justice

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:28
The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta tell BBC News they will fight for justice.

Kanye-inspired currency 'to launch'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:27
A new Bitcoin-like virtual currency inspired by rapper Kanye West is set to be launched, and has been dubbed "Coinye West".

VIDEO: MakerBot anticipates CES launches

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:18
Bre Pettis, chief executive of MakerBot, talks to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones about the rise and rise of 3D printing.

VIDEO: While Canada freezes Australia melts

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:17
The mercury has dropped to -42C (-44F) in Canada while in Australia it has hit 54C (129F) and extreme weather is experienced in different parts of the world.

Storm surge heads up coast of Wales

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:11
A storm surge is causing flooding along the Wales coastline as high winds coincide with spring tides closing roads and trapping people in their homes.

French comic 'must pay racism fines'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:07
The French interior minister vows to make the comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala pay big fines over his convictions for racist abuse.

VIDEO: Video glasses tested ahead of CES

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 05:03
Ben Walsh of UK company SunnyCam glasses shows BBC technology correspondent Mark Gregory how the firm's glasses work.

Darling warns against complacency

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:52
The result of this year's referendum will be closer than opinion polls suggest, according to Alistair Darling.

VIDEO: 'Economy mainly improving for rich'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:42
Will earnings increase faster than the cost of living in 2014?

AUDIO: Hammond: 'I can relate to Schumacher'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:30
TV presenter Richard Hammond says he can 'relate' to Michael Schumacher, as he suffered a similar injury in 2006 after a high-speed car crash.

Twin brother murder accused in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:09
A man appears in court charged with murdering his identical twin brother, who died after a fight in a house in Hampshire on New Year's Eve.

AUDIO: Ford to unveil solar-powered car

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:08
Ford is to unveil its first solar-power car at a Las Vegas electronics convention.

Haddin has England stumped - Stokes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:59
England's Ben Stokes says they are at a loss as to how to stop Brad Haddin scoring runs during the fifth Ashes Test.

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