International News

Warning of university 'cold spots'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:36
There are warnings that a lack of higher education in some parts of England could hamper the growth of local economies.

Connie Converse: The first singer-songwriter

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:22
The mystery of Connie Converse, the original singer-songwriter

The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:21
How Iraqis are using comedy to tackle fear of Islamic State

Is yoga really about exercise?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:17
US yoga practitioners insist it isn't primarily about fitness. But the definition can be flexible.

Dalit widows appointed priests

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:12
Two Dalit widows are appointed priests at a temple in south-west India, in a rare move for a country where caste prejudice is still rife.

Remembering the work of Shirley Baker

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:10
Photographer Shirley Baker's photos of Manchester

VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:08
It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:07
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

Councils 'swamped' by rights checks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:06
Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.

Teen killed 'to teach her a lesson'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:06
A man strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend to death with a scarf "to teach her a lesson", a court hears.

Anger at Irish water charges reaches boiling point

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:05
Why paying for tap water in Ireland has led to flood of complaints

Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:04
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.

Alcohol floor price under fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:03
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

Norway best country for older people

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:02
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.

Quiz: Car tax discs, pensions and wages

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:01
Test your knowledge of changes affecting finances on 1 October

Record £22.5m boost for Welsh rugby

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:01
The Welsh Rugby Union hails another year of record investment in the game as it publishes its annual report for 2014.

The 'click-bait' internet firm

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:55
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'

VIDEO: Students travel by robotic sofa

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:53
A team of engineering students from the University of New South Wales in Australia has created a robotic couch to travel around campus.

Paris St-Germain 3-2 Barcelona

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:45
Barcelona suffer their first defeat of the season as PSG move top of Group F after a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win.

Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:38
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.
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