International News

Ask.fm sold after cyberbullying row

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:30
The Latvia-based social network - notoriously linked to teenage suicides - has been taken over, with the founders leaving the firm.

Lib Dems vow tax-free allowance rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:24
A rise in the tax-free personal allowance to £12,500 during the next Parliament is proposed by the Liberal Democrats.

VIDEO: Inside Ucas clearing centre

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:17
Hundreds of thousands of students have been accepted for university courses after receiving their A-level results, but for those who did not get the grades they wanted there is still hope.

VIDEO: Pilot's arm 'came off while landing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:16
A pilot lost control of a passenger plane when his artificial arm came off as he was landing in challenging conditions, according to an accident report.

Legia's Champions League appeal fails

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:03
Legia Warsaw's appeal against their Uefa sanction is dismissed, meaning Celtic stay in the Champions League.

Sweat-powered 'phone battery' made

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 05:00
A battery tattoo powered by perspiration has been unveiled by chemists in California.

VIDEO: Anger at Missouri protests crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:54
Police in the US state of Missouri have clashed with protesters for a fourth night amid growing anger at the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police.

Syria recaptures key rebel district

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:50
Syrian government forces have retaken a key district of the capital Damascus from opposition forces, activists and state media say.

How do amputees fly planes?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:47
How hard is it for amputees to fly planes?

Record number of tourists visit UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:37
The first half of 2014 was the most popular period ever for tourism into the UK, the Office for National Statistics finds.

Missing teen: Police in blood appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:28
Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Arlene Arkinson have appealed for two women whose blood was found in a flat they searched to contact them.

Anger at Missouri protests crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:09
Heavily armed police clash with protesters for a fourth night in Ferguson, Missouri, as anger grows over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Data jams as net hardware bug bites

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:05
Data traffic jams are being forecast as some older networking hardware is caught out by the growth of the net.

Caption Challenge: Westminster Shauns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Pope urges dialogue between Koreas

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
Pope Francis urges dialogue between the Koreas instead of "displays of force" as he begins his Asia visit, as North Korea fires rockets.

Boss 'stole from struggling charity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:54
A race equality charity chief's fraud trial hears claims about how he used the organisation's cash to pay for life assurance for his wife.

Top A-level grades improve in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:48
The percentage of Welsh students achieving the highest A-level grades rises for the first time in five years, but the overall pass rate falls.

VIDEO: The best opening-weekend moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:42
As we count down to the start of the 2014-15 season, BBC Sport remembers some of the finest opening-weekend moments.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:41
Brazil's president declares three days of mourning after the death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash.

AUDIO: Talha Ahsan cell was 'concrete tomb'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:31
Talha Ahsan's brother says Theresa May should apologise for the "horrible agony" caused by his extradition.
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