Regional News

Cameron Says Britain Open to Chinese Investments

December 5, 2013 5:04 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron says the United Kingdom is the most open country to Chinese investment, speaking to state broadcaster China Central Television at Shanghai's Jiaotong University.

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Puffin Populations Puffs Up in Farnes, Says Census

December 5, 2013 4:03 am

The Farne Islands off England's northeastern coast…..home to thousands of grey seals and a healthy population of puffins. For conservationists, it's good news. The puffin was thought to be in serious decline just five years ago, but now, it's bouncing back. Head ranger David Steel, says the species has recovered by eight percent over 2008's […]

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Storm Weather Forecast for the UK

December 5, 2013 4:03 am

The BBC's Tomasz Schafernaker's gives a weather report as the UK is hit by winds over 100mph.

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Engineer of Derailed Metro-North Train Suspended

December 5, 2013 3:59 am

Authorities say the engineer of a Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx has been suspended without pay.

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Snow and Ice Aim for Nation´s Frozen Midsection

December 5, 2013 3:40 am

Heavy snow and ice could stretch from the Great Lakes to Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, as parts of the region deal with an extreme cold snap. (Dec. 5)

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Backstage at British Military Tournament

December 5, 2013 3:02 am

The annual British Military tournament takes place this weekend, with the prospect of commandos abseiling from a helicopter helping raise money for service charities.

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Drone Surveillance in DR Congo Begins

December 5, 2013 3:02 am

The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has started to deploy unarmed surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity near the forested borders with Rwanda and Uganda.

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Abandoned and Burnt Villages in CAR

December 5, 2013 2:01 am

The sectarian and sexual violence gripping the Central African Republic is now the worst it has ever been.

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Children´s Sport: Winning or Taking Part?

December 5, 2013 1:00 am

The coach of an under-10s football team has been sacked after saying he was only interested in winning. The BBC visited one club to find out what parents and young players thought.

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Fast Food Workers in Pay Protest

December 5, 2013 1:00 am

US workers in the fast food industry are planning a wave of strikes demanding pay of $15 per hour, a day after President Obama called the growing gap between the rich and poor the "defining challenge of our time".

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