International News

VIDEO: Osborne: 'Long term economic plan'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 00:18
The Chancellor George Osborne has defended the budget saying that it is part of a long term economic plan for the country.

Indian author Khushwant Singh dead

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-20 00:07
Indian novelist and journalist Khushwant Singh, who wrote Train to Pakistan, has died aged 99, his family says.

Many students 'live in poor houses'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 23:57
The National Union of Students says maggots and mould are some of the biggest problems in student housing and need tackling.

VIDEO: Alexander: Tory budget ad 'patronising'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 23:33
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has said that he thought that a Conservative Party online advert about cuts to bingo tax and beer duty was a spoof at first.

Man Utd rally gives respite to Moyes

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 23:06
After so many miserable moments this season, Phil McNulty says David Moyes deserved his finest night as Manchester United manager

Appeal over women's sport coverage

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 22:59
Former Olympic cycling champion Nicole Cooke calls on the BBC to give the same amount of coverage to women's sport as it does to men's.

Pensions 'joy' and McCann latest - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 22:36
Coverage of the measures announced in the Budget dominate front pages, while some papers report the latest development in the search for Madeleine McCann.

Jordan, Rihanna and the World Twenty20

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 22:27
Chris Jordan, the England "superhero" who went to school with Rihanna but was almost thrown on the scrapheap at 23

£19m fund to help first-time buyers

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 21:54
A £19m scheme designed to help first-time buyers in the Northern Ireland housing market is launched.

US Fed hints at rate rise in 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 21:53
The US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hints that interest rates in the US could start to rise in early 2015.

Flappy Bird to return, says creator

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 21:14
Addictive mobile game Flappy Bird will return to Apple's app store, confirms creator Dong Nguyen, but without setting a specific date.

Advani says no to Gujarat poll seat

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 21:03
Veteran Indian politician LK Advani rejects his party's proposal to contest the general election from Gujarat, plunging the BJP into a crisis ahead of the polls.

Disabled girl 'lost' for four years

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 20:43
Birmingham City Council 'singularly' failed a severely disabled girl and her mother by failing to contact them for more than four years, the Local Government Ombudsman rules.

Ovivo UK shuts down without warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 20:12
British firm Ovivo Mobile shuts down without warning, citing "reasons beyond our control" in a posting on its website.

'Serious shortfalls' at hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 19:49
A hospital placed in special measures last year fails to meet eight of the 11 national safety standards during an unannounced inspection.

Life after World War One

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 18:57
The great and the good whom the conflict spared

Lung cancer rates up among UK women

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 18:55
Lung cancer rates among women in the UK have increased by 73% since 1975 while declining by 47% in men, new figures have revealed.

Colombia's president replaces mayor

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 18:43
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos confirms the removal of Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro, despite international protests.

VIDEO: Trying Sony's virtual game-changer

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 18:35
The BBC's Richard Taylor was one of the first to try out a prototype of Sony's virtual reality headset "Project Morpheus".

VIDEO: Turkish soap fever in Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:59
Turkish soap operas are fast becoming the most popular thing on TV in Afghanistan.

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