International News

VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesity

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 22:49
Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.

'Praying for death' in Ukraine

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 22:08
Activist relives humiliation and horror at hands of Ukraine rebels

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 21:39
Many papers discuss the UK's response to the threat posed by returning jihadi fighters, and there is a prediction of a good night for UKIP in the Clacton by-election.

E-cig liquid 'potentially harmful'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:52
E-cigarette liquid bought on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical, an investigation by BBC Inside Out finds.

Philippine troops in Syria rescued

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:26
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

Archbishop issues terror asylum plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:17
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.

Dictionary completed after 101 years

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:53
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.

VIDEO: IRA ceasefire: 20 years on

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:48
Two decades ago the Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire that marked the end of a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle".

How might a currency change affect UK?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:45
Five ways a Scotland currency change could affect rest of UK

Drama brings craft of eye-making to life

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:13
Drama brings craft of the ocularist to life

The priest who brokered peace

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:11
How Fr Alec Reid helped mediate the IRA truce 20 years ago

Original Jethro Tull bassist dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 18:33
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.

US planes drop aid to Iraq's Amerli

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 18:09
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.

Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 17:41
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.

Pakistan protesters in police clash

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:57
More than 250 are injured as police in Islamabad fire tear gas at protesters marching on the residence of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:29
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Belgian refugees build UK family

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:15
Tracing the story of one family of WW1 refugees

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:09
Labs in race to find bionic solution for Type 1 Diabetes

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 15:54
Trends of the week in 60 seconds

Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 15:40
But Orwell was a literary mediocrity, says Will Self
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