International News

VIDEO: Flood warnings after coastal damage

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:52
Large swathes of the UK are still being warned of the risk of floods, as the Met Office forecasts heavy rainfall for south and south-east England.

Wiggo sideburn NHS tweeter cautioned

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 14:07
A hospital worker who boasted on Twitter about plans to use body hair shaved from a patient to mimic Sir Bradley Wiggins' famous sideburns is disciplined.

Iraq in 'deadly strike' on militants

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:53
The Iraqi government says it has killed 25 militants in Ramadi in an air strike as it battles al-Qaeda linked militants in Anbar province.

North America deep freeze hits east

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:53
A brutal blast of arctic air settles in eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in two decades.

UK 'grants asylum to 1,500 Syrians'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:51
Deputy PM Nick Clegg tells MPs the UK has accepted "about 1,500" asylum seekers from Syria, but faces criticism from Amnesty International.

VIDEO: Prince William returns to student life

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:48
The Duke of Cambridge has started full-time studies on an agriculture course at the University of Cambridge.

VIDEO: LG's TV bends before your eyes

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:45
The electrical goods manufacturer LG is showcasing a prototype television that has the functionality to bend from flat to curved.

PlayStation games go console-free

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:28
Sony details launch plans for PlayStation Now, a service that will allow smart TVs, tablets and smartphones to run console titles.

Two guilty over abusive tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:17
Two people plead guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.

VIDEO: CES tech show opens in Las Vegas

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 13:09
Technology firms from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, the largest technology trade event.

Johnson steps down from FA role

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:58
Michael Johnson steps down from the FA's anti-discrimination board after he was criticised for describing homosexuality as "detestable".

IMF to raise global growth forecast

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:48
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, says it will raise its forecast for global growth.

Chile court closes Allende probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:42
The Chilean Supreme Court rejects appeals to reopen an investigation into the death of former president Salvador Allende, who committed suicide during the 1973 military coup.

Defence committee chairman to resign

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:38
The chairman of the Commons defence committee is to resign from the role in May to prevent any perceived "conflict of interest" if he applies for a job in the arms trade after the next election.

Deadly clashes in DR Congo city

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:28
At least 26 people have been killed in an eight-hour battle between government and rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's second city Lubumbashi, police say.

Rival clubs slam 'absurd' police

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:28
Newcastle United and Sunderland criticise Northumbria Police over claims the force cannot direct changes to kick-off times.

Gatwick boss apologises over chaos

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:20
The chief executive of Gatwick Airport apologises to passengers after thousands of people had their Christmas travel plans disrupted.

Teen vanished after uni asylum row

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:06
Missing teenager Nida Ul-Naseer was upset before her disappearance because her family's asylum-seeker status barred her from attending university.

JP Morgan to pay $1.7bn over Madoff

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 12:00
JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay $1.7bn to victims of the Bernard Madoff fraud.

VIDEO: North America deep freeze hits east

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 11:54
A brutal blast of arctic air has settled over eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Washington.

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