International News

VIDEO: Creditors to offer Greece new plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 20:02
Greece's international creditors have agreed a new plan to be offered to Athens in an attempt to solve its debt crisis.

Hopes fade in Yangtze boat rescue

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 19:47
Divers spend the night searching a cruise ship which capsized in China's Yangtze River, but the death toll rises to 14 and hundreds are still missing.

VIDEO: Cumbrian shed bids for top title

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 19:46
A Cumbrian shed is one of three in the region to be shortlisted for the Shed of the Year title.

Burnham wants 'Labour Yes' in EU vote

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 19:36
Labour must run its own "distinctive" campaign to stay in the European Union - and learn the lessons of the Scottish referendum - leadership hopeful Andy Burnham says.

Lib Dem leadership nominations close

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 18:53
Nominations for the Liberal Democrat leadership contest, prompted by Nick Clegg's post-election resignation, are to close on Wednesday.

Commons tributes for Charles Kennedy

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 18:08
The House of Commons is to stage a special tributes session for ex-Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, after his sudden death on Monday aged 55.

VIDEO: Slaves who died in shipwreck remembered

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:53
A ceremony has taken place in South Africa to remember the slaves who died when a ship transporting them from Mozambique to Brazil sank close to Cape Town.

Australia's economy beats forecasts

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:46
Australia's economy grew at a better-than-expected 0.9% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter.

Alton Towers closed after ride crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:20
Alton Towers is closed while an investigation continues into a "dreadful" rollercoaster accident that left four people with serious injuries.

Poor bright boys fall behind at GCSE

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:21
Bright but disadvantaged boys who do well at the end of primary school fall behind by GCSE according to researchers analysing data on high achieving children.

All 'failing' schools to be academies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:20
Every school rated inadequate by Ofsted, up to 1,000 over five years, will become an academy, under a new bill to be published later.

VIDEO: Pele: 'Corruption not my problem'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:20
Football legend Pele has been speaking exclusively to the BBC about the Fifa corruption scandal.

Is opposition to GM food irrational?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:11
Should we embrace technology that could help feed the world, or are concerns about the impact of global agribusiness and industrial food production justified?

Chimps 'have capability to cook food'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:11
New research suggests chimps have most of the mental capabilities needed to cook food.

What will Opec do about the oil supply?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:10
Oil ministers from Opec meet in Vienna this week to decide whether to cut output or keep pumping crude oil into a market that is already oversupplied.

Could Rand Paul inspire the UK government?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:08
Could the new Conservative government develop the libertarian approach favoured by controversial US presidential candidate Rand Paul?

VIDEO: Calligraphy meets graffiti

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:35
The street artist who draws on traditional Arabic calligraphy

Teachers in strike threat over pay

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:29
Teachers could be set to strike if they fail to get a "satisfactory outcome" in talks over pay, union leaders warn.

Laid-up nuclear submarines cost £16m

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:29
Storing and maintaining Britain's 19 laid-up nuclear submarines cost taxpayers nearly £16m over the last five years, it emerges.

VIDEO: Somalia's female presidential candidate

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:28
Former refugee who dreams of becoming Somalia's first female president