International News

NSA 'developing quantum computer'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:30
The NSA is developing a quantum computer to help break the encryption systems used to keep messages secure, reports the Washington Post.

NHS probe into 'porters' drinking'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:27
Six hospital porters at an Edinburgh hospital are suspended following claims they were drinking alcohol while on duty on New Year's Day.

VIDEO: Comedian Les Dennis' darker side

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:26
Comedian Les Dennis plots The Perfect Murder in the stage adaptation of Peter James' novel.

Rajoelina's man wins Madagascar poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:20
Madagascan officials say Hery Rajaonarimampianina, backed by the outgoing president, has won presidential polls, but his rival disputes the result.

House prices 'rose by 8.4% in 2013'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:16
UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013 as the economy started to gain momentum, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

VIDEO: Fire crew's hose spray freezes in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:56
Firemen tackling a blaze in Minneapolis, where temperatures have been below -20C, saw the spray from their hoses turn to ice as it hit the building.

Illegal migrant gets US law licence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:55
The California supreme court grants a law licence to Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant born in Mexico who has lived much of his life in the US.

Israel ex-PM Sharon 'deteriorates'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:44
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - shows "a slow and gradual deterioration", doctors say.

Theatre to close for £15m revamp

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:41
A theatre, which opened in 1900 and is regarded as one of Scotland's finest, is closing for up to three years for a £15m makeover.

VIDEO: 1940s Brownie: 'It was a big family'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:25
This year marks the centenary of the formation of the Brownies, formed by Lord Baden-Powell as girls clamoured their own version of the Scouts.

Haddin player of the series - Agnew

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:23
Jonathan Agnew on why Brad Haddin is his man of the Ashes

VIDEO: Huge crystal meth raid in China village

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:22
Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids in Boshe village, Lufeng city.

AUDIO: Running a business with cancer

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:17
Tim Sparke, chief executive of Mercury Media International, speaks to the Today programme about running his business while facing terminal cancer.

Indian PM to retire after polls

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:09
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces he will not stay in the post if his party wins the next election, due in the summer.

Antarctic rescue ship 'may be stuck'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:53
The Chinese ship that helped rescue passengers stranded on a research vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck in the ice.

Archives reveal pits closure plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:41
Cabinet papers from 1984 reveal miners' leader Arthur Scargill may have been right to claim there was a "secret hit-list" of more than 70 pits earmarked for closure.

VIDEO: 'GDP' term marks 80 year anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 01:25
The term Gross Domestic Product was first introduced 80 years ago today

Ashes catch-up: Rankin pain & Stokes gain

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:44
Catch up on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney as Ben Stokes takes six wickets in Australia's 326 all out

In pictures: The Car Poolers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:29
Candid images of commuters from above

Blatter wants diving time penalty

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 00:28
Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants to combat diving with a time penalty for players who leave the field without serious injury.

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