International News

VIDEO: Napoleon's life in Lego for anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:28
The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is to be marked with an exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo.

No £100 fine for late tax returns

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:17
People who have filed late tax returns are to be let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed.

US discovers more anthrax shipments

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 17:03
The US military orders a review into how it handles anthrax, after discovering more cases of live anthrax sent to laboratories, including one in Australia.

Remembering WW1's 'khaki cup final'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 16:11
The controversial FA Cup Final of WW1

Nigerian walks 750km to meet President Buhari

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:34
Suleiman Hashimu tells the BBC why he walked for 18 days and wore out six pairs of shoes to see the inauguration of Nigeria's president.

Business interests propel change in China's global role

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:23
The rising number of Chinese nationals working abroad is causing Beijing to adapt its foreign policy in order to protect them, says Jonathan Marcus.

Direct train to Europe

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:21
Why doesn't the UK have direct trains to Madrid or Berlin?

Cancer link, tax amnesty and Blatter elected

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:17
The link between obesity and cancer, a tax amnesty, and the re-election of Sepp Blatter make the headlines.

Young players spur us on - Anderson

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:16
England's record wicket-taker James Anderson credits younger players with giving the England team "a kick up the backside".

Drones take whale survey to the sky

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:13
How whale science is taking to the skies

The elusive element that can make bones glow

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:09
The elusive element that can make body parts glow

VIDEO: Can culture save cities?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:08
Hull has announced it will host the Turner Prize when it is City of Culture in 2017 - Will Gompertz asks if art can revive a city's fortunes.

The battle between the veil and the miniskirt

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:07
The campaigns duelling over women's clothing

Cup Final instant replay app tests

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:01
Mobile operator EE and the BBC will test a mobile app at the FA Cup final which uses 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to fans in the stadium.

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 15:00
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a major trial shows.

Talks to resume over rail strike

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 14:15
Crisis talks aimed at averting strike action are resuming as a dispute between National Rail and its workers over pay continues.

Labour 'squeamish' on immigration

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 14:00
Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper says Labour was "squeamish" about talking about immigration in the past in an interview with Newsnight.

Mine clearance starts in Colombia

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 13:53
The Colombian government and Farc guerrillas begin working together to clear landmines sown during 50 years of war.

Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 13:16
Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.

New limit leads to drink-drive fall

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-29 13:15
Drink-driving offences have fallen in Scotland following the introduction of a lower alcohol limit, new figures show.