International News

Charities urged to open own schools

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 16:42
Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.

VIDEO: Chip and pin security fears revealed

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 16:39
Could chip and pin technology be open to a new type of "skimming" fraud which is being used to steal people's cash?

VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 16:17
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.

Food and drink jobs boost forecast

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 16:09
Nearly 10,000 jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report.

Xenon and argon banned for athletes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:53
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.

Israel to take over West Bank land

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:45
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.

Foreign fighters in east Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:32
The Europeans who pitch up in Ukraine to join the fight

Crunch time for Murray at US Open

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:24
Andy Murray faces a key few days in his bid to rejoin the title contenders, says tennis correspondent Russell Fuller.

VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:18
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

The girl with three biological parents

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:15
The girl with three biological parents

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:13
Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?

How do you break up an 'old lady'?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:02
Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge

High-powered hairdryers under threat

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 15:01
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.

Ashya brother defends arrested parents

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:15
A boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from a hospital against medical advice had everything he needed to be safe, his brother says.

VIDEO: Pro-Russian separatists approach Mariupol

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:14
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, says any agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine, must include discussions on giving more autonomy to pro-Russians in the east.

Barclays sells Spanish businesses

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:00
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.

Arsenal 'active' as deadline looms

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 14:00
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects to be busy on deadline day, while plenty of activity is expected after a record summer of spending.

VIDEO: Iraqi forces 'break siege' of Amerli

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:56
Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli in northern Iraq, where thousands have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova in US Open

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:46
Caroline Wozniacki reaches the US Open quarter-final with a three-set win over fifth seed Maria Sharapova.

Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:28
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions
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