International News

Man dies after Christmas Eve crash

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 06:51
A 20-year-old driver dies and his girlfriend is in a serious condition in hospital after crashing into a tree in West Lothian.

Russia drops more Greenpeace charges

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 06:48
Russia is in the process of dropping charges against the remaining 29 Greenpeace crew members, arrested during a protest in the Arctic oil fields.

Archbishop highlights 'injustices'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 06:18
The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of world conflicts.

In pictures: Christmas around the world

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 06:14
Images of Christmas celebrations

Christian areas hit by Baghdad bombs

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 06:04
Two bombs near a Catholic church and a market in Baghdad kill at least 35 people, as Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas, officials say.

Why 'selfies' can be good for you

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 05:51
The psychology behind our obsession

VIDEO: 'Christians driven into exile'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 05:46
The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of world conflicts.

VIDEO: Pope: Ask Lord to spare Syrians

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 04:35
Pope Francis has used his first Christmas address as pontiff to urge those involved in the Syrian war to allow access to humanitarian aid.

Headstone to mark footballer's grave

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 04:27
A campaign to create a gravestone for a top footballer who played for England in the 1880s has raised more than £3,000.

Kallis to retire from Test cricket

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 04:09
All-rounder Jacques Kallis will quit the South Africa Test team after the Boxing Day match against India.

Monks reject blame for 'wine crime'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 04:02
Devon monks say it is "not fair" to blame their Buckfast Tonic Wine for crime in Scotland.

Floods and power cuts hit thousands

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:49
Flooding is causing difficulties for many people in southern England after storms lashed the UK, while thousands face Christmas without power.

Woman detained after man's death

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:41
A 37-year-old woman is detained in connection with the suspicious death of a man in Edinburgh, police say.

The best sports photos of 2013

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:38
A selection of some of the most iconic sporting images of the past year

AUDIO: Ringing the changes at old foundry

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:37
Britain's oldest manufacturing company - the 430-year-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry - has just started selling online.

VIDEO: Ballet dancers learn circus skills

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:34
Dancers at Northern Ballet have been taking lessons in circus skills, including juggling and stilt-walking, for their production of Cinderella.

VIDEO: Lonely at Christmas: A friendly voice

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:19
Every year charities such as Silver Line work hard to make sure those who are lonely have someone to talk to - and it can make a huge difference, as Dorothy Masters explains.

Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to HK'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:06
China uncovers a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by gangs aiming to smuggle mobile phones and other electric goods.

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