International News

Drunk new year sea swimmer fined £90

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:55
A swimmer who sparked a rescue in stormy seas on New Year's Day is fined after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Policeman injured in knife attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:55
A police officer sustains injuries to his face after being attacked with a knife in north Belfast.

VIDEO: 'Refugees drinking dirty, bad water'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:47
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from the Awerial refugee camp in South Sudan where tens of thousands of people are struggling to survive without food, shelter or clean water.

Concern over stolen car race in city

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:33
Hundreds of young people gathered to watch stolen cars being raced through west Belfast, according to Sinn Féin.

India bus crash kills 27 near Mumbai

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:23
A bus plunges down a deep gorge in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killing at least 27 people, police say.

McIlroy wants two major wins in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:19
Former world number one Rory McIlroy aims to make up for a disappointing 2013 by winning two majors this year.

'Help to Buy' homes scheme starts

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 02:00
A £170m Help to Buy scheme has come into force in Wales which aims to help people afford new-build properties.

Male dies after being hit by vehicle

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:53
A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle in Aberdeenshire, police say.

Coast car plunge woman rescued

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:32
Rescuers free a woman trapped in her car when it plunges through railings and lands on its roof at the coast with the tide approaching.

Bill changes to 'simplify' energy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:19
A ban on complex energy tariffs is coming into force as the regulator introduces reforms aimed at making switching suppliers easier.

VIDEO: Annual animal census at London Zoo

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:15
London Zoo conducts its annual animal census.

China sacks official over poll fraud

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:04
A senior Chinese official is sacked in relation to an electoral fraud scandal that saw 500 lawmakers resign, the Communist Party watchdog says.

AUDIO: Does the NHS need to be improved?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 01:03
Clive Stafford Smith, founder of the legal charity Reprieve, talks to NHS staff and patients.

AUDIO: 'Governments seek god-like knowledge'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 00:54
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the subject of knowledge, and its relationship with power.

Surgery implant has 'huge potential'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 00:45
Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates

Miners' strike: 'Police fitted me up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 00:44
Did police falsify evidence against striking miners in the 1980s?

2014: the year of the smarter watch?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 00:11
Why 2014's wearable tech needs to get smarter

VIDEO: 2014: the year of the smarter watch?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 00:09
The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent thinks 2014's wearable tech needs to get a lot smarter if it is to go mainstream.

VIDEO: How to regulate crowdfunding?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 00:08
Entrepreneurs have been looking to the general public for cash to get their start-up businesses going, in 2014 regulators in Europe and the US are set to bring in rules.

'Simple swaps' for healthy meals

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 23:48
A new public health campaign in England is urging families to make simple foods swaps such as switching to low fat spreads.

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