International News

VIDEO: Both sides of narcotic leaf khat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:32
A UK ban on the narcotic leaf khat comes into force next week. What do people living in the communities where khat is used think about the ban?

The man who hoped to die in a railway crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:18
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the man who rode the railways, hoping to die in a crash.

VIDEO: Bodyguard reveals Castro's lifestyle

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:15
The public image of Cuba's Fidel Castro is that of the exemplary and frugal leader, but his bodyguard of 17 years has written a book in which he claims the former leader enjoyed a lifestyle at odds with the sacrifices he demanded of his people.

Weight-watching - the disabled way

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:15
Weight-watching the disabled way

VIDEO: Carmen the musical in Cuba

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:14
Once a strong tradition in Cuba, musical theatre disappeared after the 1959 revolution. Now an award winning international team are trying to revive the genre with a Cuban version of Carmen Jones.

Seeing art with different eyes

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:14
How is art affected by colour blindness?

Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:09
The government announces it is to ban "greedy" councils in England from using static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally.

Today at the World Cup: Day 10

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 15:01
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who will win? All the information you need on World Cup day 10.

US sets up honey bee task force

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:55
The White House has announced a federal strategy to understand why honey bees are dying off and produce a plan to stop their decline.

Rooney criticism unjust - Van Persie

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:49
Robin van Persie says criticism of Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney in England's World Cup campaign is unjust.

Thousands attend clipper festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:43
Tens of thousands of people are expected in Londonderry for a nine-day maritime festival to welcome home the Clipper Around the World Race.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees rescued from boat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:25
Matthew Price is on an Italian Navy ship off the coast of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. He watched as Syrian refugees in a boat were rescued.

VIDEO: Snipers capture battle against Isis

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 14:18
The BBC's Fergal Keane went to Jalula in northern Iraq, and obtained exclusive footage of Isis suspects surrendering to Kurdish forces.

No World Cup strategy regret - Hodgson

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 13:44
Manager Roy Hodgson says England were "well prepared" despite their exit after only two games of the World Cup's group stages.

MI5 focus on tracking Syria fighters

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 13:41
Tracking British jihadists in Syria is now the top priority for MI5, as footage appears to show British men trying to recruit people to fight in Iraq.

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak 'out of control'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 13:38
Director of Operations at MSF, Dr Bart Janssens, says the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is totally out of control.

World Cup: Switzerland 2-5 France

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 13:19
France all but secure a place in the last 16 by thrashing Switzerland 5-2 in Group E at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Ukraine leader declares ceasefire

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 13:17
Ukraine's President Poroshenko declares a week-long unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian militants, as he visits the restive east of the country.

VIDEO: Switzerland 2-5 France - highlights

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 13:01
France continue their impressive start to the 2014 World Cup by demolishing Switzerland 5-2 in their second Group E match in Salvador.

The highs and lows of gift 'experiences'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 12:54
The highs and lows of gift 'experiences' - for all ages
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