International News

Wikipedia blocks 'scam' accounts

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 02:23
Wikipedia has blocked 381 accounts for what it calls "black hat" editing - charging money for creating promotional articles using 'sock puppet' accounts.

Thai fingerprint 'matches bomb suspect'

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 01:57
Thai police say fingerprints found on seized bomb-making material match those of a man detained over the Bangkok shrine attack.

Argentina orders HSBC to replace boss

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 01:45
Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country and accused it of failing to prevent tax evasion.

WHSmith error spreads customer data

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 01:39
Some magazine subscribers with WHSmith have received dozens of emails containing the details of other customers owing to a processing error.

Maths helps prepare for new diseases

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:22
Researchers develop a mathematical model that can help determine the surveillance effort required to detect the arrival of costly invasive pathogens.

VIDEO: Wild forest lab studies immunity

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:16
Patches of Kielder forest are being turned into a wild laboratories, to work out the environmental triggers for common diseases.

London school places crisis worsens

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 00:11
Pupils in London face a growing funding gap, with the school-age population forecast to rise by 12% in five years, suggests a report.

Cleared Irish nanny deported from US

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:57
Irishwoman Aisling Brady McCarthy, who spent over two years in jail in the US before a murder charge against her was dropped, returns to Ireland.

Sue Perkins reveals brain tumour

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:40
The Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins says she has been living with a brain tumour for eight years.

Bill Turnbull leaving BBC Breakfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:40
Bill Turnbull announces he is leaving BBC Breakfast after nearly 15 years saying that was "more than enough for me and the audience"

Stone Age 'hunting camp' unearthed

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:26
Remains of a Stone Age campsite that dates back to about 7000BC are unearthed in County Durham.

I will keep my mouth shut - Kyrgios

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:25
Nick Kyrgios thinks he has learned from the controversy he generated by on-court remarks about Stan Wawrinka's girlfriend.

Eight dead in Paris apartment fire

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:24
A fire in an apartment in Paris kills eight people, including two children, French officials say, amid reports that it may have been started deliberately.

Been and Gone: The director of I, Claudius and the gangster's moll

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:15
The director of I, Claudius and other deaths of the past month

VIDEO: Rural GP surgeries 'in crisis'

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:12
Senior doctors have told the BBC that GP surgeries in rural areas are in crisis as they say it's harder to find family doctors in remote areas, as they struggle to recruit staff.

VIDEO: Scientists trapped by hungry polar bears

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 23:02
A team of Arctic researchers as asked the Russian government for help after their remote weather station became surrounded by hungry polar bears.

VIDEO: Strictly stars in the spotlight

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 22:53
The official launch party for Strictly Come Dancing has been held in London, as the contestants reveal what they are looking forward to.

Durban hosts 2022 Commonwealth Games

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 22:47
Durban will be the first African city to host the Commonwealth Games as it is confirmed as the venue for 2022.

Abuse case ex-teacher 'shot himself'

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 22:38
A former Manchester music teacher facing sex abuse allegations apparently shot himself dead after officers arrived at his US home to arrest him.

VIDEO: Who is DR Congo's 'Terminator'?

BBC - Tue, 2015-09-01 22:24
Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda is due to go on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for war crimes.