International News

Care home fined over freezing death

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:56
A care home trust is fined £140,000 over the death of a woman left outside in freezing conditions for several hours.

Missing mum's body was moved theory

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:43
Police searching for a missing mother-of-three believed to have been murdered say her body may have been moved from its initial hiding place.

Murder victim 'hit on head with axe'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:39
North Belfast murder victim Paschal 'Basil' McAfee had head wounds consistent with being hit with an axe, police say.

Huddlestone marks goal with a haircut

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:37
Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone has a first haircut since 2011 after ending his 32-month goal drought.

Scores of Bibles seized in Malaysia

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:36
Islamic authorities in Malaysia seize more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.

Toronto mayor runs for re-election

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:33
Toronto's crack-smoking leader Rob Ford says he is the "best mayor" the Canadian city has ever had, as he declares his candidacy for another term.

Fiat shares surge on Chrysler deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:26
Shares in Italian motor giant Fiat jump more than 15% after it agrees to buy the remaining 41% of Chrysler it does not own - creating the world's seventh largest car company.

Topless man sought over assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:19
A man was seriously injured in a street attack carried out by a woman and a bare-chested man early on New Year's Day, police say.

Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:17
The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.

Rail fare rise comes into effect

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:10
An average 2.8% increase in rail fares comes into effect on Thursday, pushing the cost of some commuter travel to more than £5,000 a year.

Fresh description of New Year rapist

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:00
Police issue an updated description of a man suspected of raping a woman in Edinburgh during new year celebrations.

Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:55
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, "with some danger to life", his doctors say.

Murder woman moved to be near family

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:52
A woman who was found murdered while house-sitting had recently moved back to West Sussex from Scotland to be close to her family, they have said.

PM rejects Help to Buy bubble fear

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:43
Prime Minister David Cameron hails the success of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme and denies it is inflating the property market.

South Sudan fighting ahead of talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:37
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan, the army tells the BBC, as the warring factions prepare to begin peace talks in Ethiopia.

Weapons find at Palestinian mission

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:32
Czech police say that they have found weapons at the home of the Palestinian ambassador who was killed by an explosion at his home in Prague on Wednesday.

Weapon used in fatal attack on boxer

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:30
A weapon was used in a "brutal attack" in which an amateur boxer suffered serious injuries and later died, police say.

Q&A: Rail fare rises

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:20
Why is the cost of train travel going up?

PM backs 'life means life' sentences

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 08:09
David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.

VIDEO: Rail company: Fares are 'good value'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 07:59
A spokesman for Chiltern Railways has defended fare rises, saying he recognises that prices are high, but that they still represent good value for money.

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