International News

Kim sister given senior N Korea role

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:03
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.

VIDEO: Phil Hughes dies aged 25

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:58
BBC Sport looks back at the career of Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit on the head by a short-pitched ball during a match.

Paedophile doctor went to orphanage

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:58
A paedophile doctor went on a church mission to an African orphanage months after UK authorities were warned he was a possible suspect, the BBC can reveal.

Flood victims' insurance bills soar

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:28
Many hit by last winter's floods are struggling to pay soaring insurance bills

VIDEO: Tamir Rice shot 'within two seconds'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:23
Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving.

VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:21
Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.

Thai elections 'could be delayed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:08
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.

Photography's history to go on show

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:02
Treasures from the world's oldest photographic society will go on display at the site of one of the UK's first public exhibitions of photography.

Weak academies under 'close watch'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:33
Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.

Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:29
Press Association photographer David Davies looks back at the race that clinched the Formula 1 title for Lewis Hamilton

Whatever happened to the Brics?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:28
Great things were predicted for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - but they haven't totally lived up to the hype, says Andrew Walker.

Potent and provocative symbol of the flag

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:27
Flags can convey powerful - and often very unpalatable - messages, says Mark Mardell,

'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:25
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.

Fall in council tax collection rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:11
Nearly £750m in council tax went unpaid last year, as collection rates fall for only the second time.

Risk from extreme weather rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 16:42
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

GPs 'failing' to find liver disease

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 16:39
Early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is "virtually non-existent", leading medical experts warn.

Guidelines favour weight loss ops

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 16:06
People diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be assessed for weight loss surgery, according to updated NHS guidelines.

Brazil sees fall in Amazon tree loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 15:50
Brazil says deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year, but campaigners dispute the figures.

Brits voters give tips for 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 15:47
New acts George The poet, James Bay and Years and Years are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award.

Rodgers happy fate is in Reds' hands

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 15:39
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted his side remain in control of their Champions League destiny.

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