International News

Escapee D-Day veteran, 90, dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

Heat blamed for Australian net fail

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
Extreme heat in Perth caused one of the country's largest ISPs to turn off some of its servers causing net blackout for thousands.

Bulgaria 'to take back EU migrants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:28
Bulgaria agrees to take back more than 3,000 asylum seekers who tried to settle in other EU countries, Bulgarian media report.

Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:16
Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.

Burundi party activists shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Police say three ruling party activists have been shot dead in a bar in eastern Burundi as tensions mount ahead of elections later in the year.

Day in pictures: 6 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Images from around the world: 6 January

Berahino faces drink-drive charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:12
West Brom striker Saido Berahino is charged with drink-driving after being stopped on the M6 in Cheshire.

VIDEO: Hunt responds to patients' A&E woes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:04
The BBC's Norman Smith puts the recent A&E experiences of two members of the public to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Turkish Airlines stops Libya flights

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:52
Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline operating in Libya, suspends flights to Misrata amid the worsening security situation.

Date set for abortion law challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:50
A Human Rights Commission challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion laws is to be heard in February.

Brent crude oil at new five-year low

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:37
The price of Brent crude oil falls to a new five-and-a-half year low of $52.27 per barrel, its lowest level since May 2009.

The beauty behind 'The Beast'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:32
He scored against Liverpool in the FA Cup - but that's not all there is to know about AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Lego movie was top UK film of 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:24
The Lego Movie was the top film in the UK and Ireland last year, although box office takings were down almost 3% on 2013.

German 'Islamisation' demos decried

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:12
Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.

Dumped dog's belongings in suitcase

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:08
An animal charity hopes to trace the owner of a dog that was abandoned with its belongings in a suitcase.

MP wants 'child prostitute' term ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:07
An MP is campaigning to have the term "child prostitute" removed from planned laws because it "protects abusers".

'Busy' hospital turns patients away

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:50
Some patients are redirected from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and procedures postponed as it is "very busy", largely due to "seasonal pressures".

Moonpig suspends app over security

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:46
After concerns about security online greetings card company Moonpig is investigating "flaws" and has disabled its app "as a precaution".

'Gagging order' over abuse threat

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:35
Convicted paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins made a woman sign a gagging order when she threatened to go to the police over concerns he would abuse a child, a trial has heard.

Safety report after Jim Clark rally deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:32
Volunteer marshals should undergo mandatory training before working at motor sport rallies, according to a report.