International News

Paedophile ring 'protected MP Smith'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:47
Sir Cyril Smith's membership of a Westminster paedophile ring protected him from prosecution, a Labour MP claims.

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:43
French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:35
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

Teachers urged to watch for FGM

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:22
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:17
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:16
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

Life term for 'monstrous' rapist

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 02:08
A "monstrous" sex attacker who raped five women and sexually abused a sixth was given a lifelong restriction sentence.

Flats evacuated in suspicious fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:56
A block of flats is evacuated and residents treated for smoke inhalation following a suspicious fire in Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:56
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Penrith fan sorry for hitting Burgess

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:44
A fan apologises after hitting South Sydney's England forward Sam Burgess on the head with a stick at an NRL game.

Scottish unemployment rises by 3,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:35
Unemployment in Scotland rose by 3,000 to 179,000 between December and February 2014, according to official figures.

Officer 'in Taser threat to patient'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:26
A police officer who allegedly threatened to shoot a hospital patient with a Taser is suspended.

Abuse of steroid drug service denied

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:13
Claims that steroid dealers are using government-funded drug testing as guidance for which drugs to take are denied.

Saudi intelligence chief removed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:12
Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, has been removed from his post "at his own request", state media report.

VIDEO: China's hard-hit steel industry

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 01:06
China's economy grew 7.4% in the first three months of the year - slightly better than expected, but below the government's target.

Wenger hoping for Everton slip-up

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:59
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger hopes Everton slip up in the race for fourth, but Roberto Martinez says his side are under no pressure.

Man City players 'best paid in sport'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:57
Premier League players at Manchester City are the best paid in global sport, according to a new study.

Police probe Ed Balls car prang

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:48
Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.

VIDEO: Killer shrimp added to EU blacklist

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:32
The European Parliament is to vote on a bill to draw up a blacklist of invasive alien species, such as killer shrimp.

VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-16 00:29
British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.
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