International News

Twin brother murder accused in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:09
A man appears in court charged with murdering his identical twin brother, who died after a fight in a house in Hampshire on New Year's Eve.

AUDIO: Ford to unveil solar-powered car

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 04:08
Ford is to unveil its first solar-power car at a Las Vegas electronics convention.

Haddin has England stumped - Stokes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:59
England's Ben Stokes says they are at a loss as to how to stop Brad Haddin scoring runs during the fifth Ashes Test.

Day in pictures: 3 January 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:43
24 hours of news photos: 3 January

New Year fireworks 2013's top TV show

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:40
BBC One's coverage of the New Year fireworks display had the biggest average TV audience of 2013, beating I'm a Celebrity... and the Wimbledon tennis final.

Thousand migrants saved in 24 hours

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:32
Italian navy and coastguard vessels pick up more than 1,000 Asian and African migrants off the tiny island of Lampedusa in the space of 24 hours.

Rates 'to stay at 0.5% this year'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:32
UK interest rates are unlikely to rise this year, according to a snapshot of views of top economists from the BBC.

NSA 'developing quantum computer'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:30
The NSA is developing a quantum computer to help break the encryption systems used to keep messages secure, reports the Washington Post.

NHS probe into 'porters' drinking'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:27
Six hospital porters at an Edinburgh hospital are suspended following claims they were drinking alcohol while on duty on New Year's Day.

VIDEO: Comedian Les Dennis' darker side

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:26
Comedian Les Dennis plots The Perfect Murder in the stage adaptation of Peter James' novel.

Rajoelina's man wins Madagascar poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:20
Madagascan officials say Hery Rajaonarimampianina, backed by the outgoing president, has won presidential polls, but his rival disputes the result.

House prices 'rose by 8.4% in 2013'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 03:16
UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013 as the economy started to gain momentum, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

VIDEO: Fire crew's hose spray freezes in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:56
Firemen tackling a blaze in Minneapolis, where temperatures have been below -20C, saw the spray from their hoses turn to ice as it hit the building.

Illegal migrant gets US law licence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:55
The California supreme court grants a law licence to Sergio Garcia, an undocumented immigrant born in Mexico who has lived much of his life in the US.

Israel ex-PM Sharon 'deteriorates'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:44
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - shows "a slow and gradual deterioration", doctors say.

Theatre to close for £15m revamp

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:41
A theatre, which opened in 1900 and is regarded as one of Scotland's finest, is closing for up to three years for a £15m makeover.

VIDEO: 1940s Brownie: 'It was a big family'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:25
This year marks the centenary of the formation of the Brownies, formed by Lord Baden-Powell as girls clamoured their own version of the Scouts.

Haddin player of the series - Agnew

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:23
Jonathan Agnew on why Brad Haddin is his man of the Ashes

VIDEO: Huge crystal meth raid in China village

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:22
Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids in Boshe village, Lufeng city.

AUDIO: Running a business with cancer

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 02:17
Tim Sparke, chief executive of Mercury Media International, speaks to the Today programme about running his business while facing terminal cancer.

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