International News

Cook not ready for GB Taekwondo return

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:57
Aaron Cook reclaims the world number one ranking but vows to continue fighting outside of the GB taekwondo programme.

Vigil to mark Schumacher birthday

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:55
Fans of injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher hold a vigil to mark his birthday at the French hospital treating him.

Cash piles up for booming Next

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:43
Next shareholders are due for extra payouts after bumper profits leave the retailer with a huge cash pile to distribute.

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:34
Higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development, say researchers.

Ancient Egyptian brewer's tomb found

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:21
The tomb of a brewer who served an ancient Egyptian court more than 3,000 years ago is discovered in the city of Luxor.

First S Sudan truce talks 'fruitful'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:19
Initial ceasefire negotiations in Ethiopia to end South Sudan's conflict have been fruitful, mediators say, ahead of direct talks.

British man found dead in Libya

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:16
A British man and New Zealand woman are found dead on a beach in western Libya after both being shot.

Sister's appeal for missing teenager

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:15
The sister of teenager Nida Ul-Naseer, missing from her home in Newport for six days, makes an emotional appeal to her to come home.

Tide peaks after NI floods warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:14
High tides and strong winds cause flooding in some coastal areas of Northern Ireland but the tide peaked without major flooding in Belfast.

Spain steps into Panama Canal row

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:11
The Spanish government says it is in talks with Panama and Sacyr, the builder at the heart of a row over a contract to expand the global shipping hub.

BNP's Nick Griffin declared bankrupt

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:09
Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, is declared bankrupt but says it will not stop him standing again as an MEP.

Snowboarder Jones 'excited' by Games

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:08
British snowboarder Jenny Jones says the thrill of perfecting tough new tricks has kept her hungry for Olympic success.

Saints unhappy with Clattenburg ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:48
Southampton react angrily to the Premier League's decision to dismiss their complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg.

The perils of belief

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:42
The evangelical urge to make other people share our beliefs is a blight upon civilisation, says John Gray - but religion is by no means the sole offender.

The Loop: Far, far away

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:40
Readers' respond to this week's stories in the Magazine

Funeral held for Great Train Robber

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:37
The funeral of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, complete with a Hell's Angels guard of honour and a floral two-fingered salute, takes place.

Milestone vote begins in Tunisia

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:31
Tunisia's national assembly begins voting on a long-delayed constitution with the hope it will be adopted by the third anniversary of the uprising.

Militants 'still hold Iraq cities'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:29
Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda are reportedly still in control of parts of two cities in western Iraq following days of fierce fighting.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:27
It's possible to fry chips on Jupiter, and nine more news nuggets

WW2 bomb kills German digger driver

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 08:25
A digger driver is killed in a blast at a construction site in Germany after he accidentally struck a World War Two bomb, police say.

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