International News

Syria rebel groups 'execute rivals'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 09:01
Rebels from rival groups in north-west Syria are reported to have carried out mass killings amid an ongoing inter-rebel war, activists say.

Olympian Smith to make comeback

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:58
British gymnast Louis Smith is to resume training in an attempt to compete for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Turkey clears military over bombing

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:46
Turkish military prosecutors drop an investigation into the deaths of 34 Kurdish civilians in an air force bombing raid in 2011.

Shot PC 'made video death threat'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:42
A policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat threatened to hang himself on a video call while forcing his estranged wife to watch, an inquest hears.

British Museum buys Picasso linocuts

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:41
Two sets of unique Pablo Picasso linocuts, called Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, are acquired by the British Museum.

Ice cream seller held man as 'slave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:34
An ice cream seller admits imprisoning a 34-year-old man with learning difficulties in his garage and treating him "like a slave".

Scots P1-P3 pupils to get free meals

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:33
All Scottish pupils in first three years of primary school will get free school meals from January 2015, First Minister Alex Salmond announces.

Benefits Street 'encouraged crime'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:32
Bosses of a documentary about a street in Birmingham are criticised for portraying residents in a bad light and encouraging criminal behaviour.

AUDIO: Dire Straits bassist on hearing loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:27
The bassist of rock band Dire Straits says more must be done to tackle hearing loss resulting from loud music.

Sky updates porn filter after block

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:27
Sky has tweaked its porn filters to stop them blocking news site TorrentFreak following a row about the effectiveness of the technology.

Cocaine cargo sent to German store

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:20
Police in Berlin find 140kg (309lb) of cocaine hidden in banana boxes which were sent to a budget supermarket chain in an apparent mistake by traffickers.

Chicago gun sales ban struck down

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:18
A US judge strikes down Chicago's ban on sales and transfers of firearms, finding the city went too far in its effort to prevent legal sales of guns.

Weisz and Craig play 'makes $17.5m'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:10
A Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal starring Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig takes $17.5m in just 14 weeks, reports say.

Adams whitewashes O'Shea at Lakeside

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 08:04
Three-time winner Martin Adams beats Tony O'Shea without losing a leg to reach the BDO World Darts Championship second round.

Five-year migrant benefit ban call

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:43
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says migrants should be made to wait five years to claim benefits, as a survey suggests Britons want to see immigration cut.

UK's choice: Growth v immigration?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:42
Should UK accept lower growth to cut immigration?

VIDEO: Portugal storm wave destroys cars

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:42
A huge surge-like wave destroyed cars and shocked onlookers in Foz do Duoro , Portugal, following a storm in the Atlantic.

Russia ramps up Sochi security

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:39
Russia launches one of the biggest security operations in Olympic history a month before Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi begin.

VIDEO: N America deep freeze heads east

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:37
A brutal blast of arctic air is heading east across North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in two decades.

Turkish corruption probe row deepens

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 07:32
Turkey dismisses 350 police officers and the top judiciary body says it will investigate officials overseeing an inquiry into government corruption.

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