International News

Congestion charge may rise by 15%

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:54
The price of London's Congestion Charge could rise by 15% under new proposals by Transport for London.

Bangladesh ruling party 'wins poll'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:50
Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has won a violent general election whose outcome was never in doubt, after a boycott by the main opposition party.

Lawyers stage legal aid cuts action

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:46
Criminal case lawyers are not attending courts in a number of cities in England and Wales, in protest at planned legal aid cuts.

Scottish Power confirms price cuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:44
Scottish Power has become the fourth energy supplier to announce a cut in tariffs, following changes announced by the government.

Super Puma 'fell like a torpedo'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:31
A seaman who saw a Super Puma helicopter crash "like a torpedo", killing 16 men, tells an inquiry the rotor blades came down several seconds after the fuselage.

'Nine killed' in Pakistan explosion

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:26
At least nine people, including three children are killed in a blast at a house in Pakistan's north-western Khyber tribal area, reports say.

Day in pictures: 6 January 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:25
24 hours of news photos: 6 January

AUDIO: Oesophageal cancer deaths up by 50%

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:22
Death rates from oesophageal cancer rise by almost 50% over the last 40 years, according to Cancer Research UK.

Where next for England?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:18
How can England turn around their fortunes?

Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:11
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffers a partial fracture of her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, her spokesman says.

Atlantic swell sparks surf concerns

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:40
Waves of up to 30ft (10m) high are forecast to hit Devon and Cornwall, prompting fears that inexperienced surfers could put themselves in danger.

60mph limit planned for part of M1

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:35
The government is proposing to reduce the speed limit to 60mph for a 32-mile stretch of the M1, in an effort to cut air pollution.

Turkey PM backs army plot retrials

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:31
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he favours the retrial of hundreds of military officers controversially convicted of coup plots.

Knight hits century in Ashes warm-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:20
Heather Knight scores an unbeaten century in England's two-day warm-up match in Perth ahead of the Women's Ashes series.

VIDEO: Plans to remove hard shoulder

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:19
The Highways Agency is planning to remove the hard shoulder from more than 100 miles of motorway in order to ease congestion.

Senegal seizes Russian fishing ship

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:18
Senegal seizes a Russian vessel and detains more than 80 sailors after accusing them of fishing illegally in its waters.

Italy's Bersani has brain surgery

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:56
The former leader of Italy's centre-left, Pier Luigi Bersani, has had surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Service sector 'slows in December'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:40
Growth in the UK services sector slowed in December, but business optimism remained high, according to the latest Markit purchasing managers' index.

Train fares eat up commuter savings

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:38
Commuters moving out of London now find that many of the savings are eaten up by higher train fares, according to research.

VIDEO: Memorial for Battle of Waterloo site

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:34
A Belgian farm which played a key role in The Duke of Wellington's victory at the historic Battle of Waterloo is to become a permanent memorial to the British soldiers who fought there. Robert Hall reports.

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