International News

Garment workers in rights struggle

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 17:03
Two years after the Rana Plaza disaster that killed more than 1,100 people, Bangladeshi garment factory workers are still struggling for their rights, as the BBC's Justin Rowlatt finds out.

Women becoming nuns hits 25-year high

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:57
The number of women becoming nuns has reached a 25-year high, according to the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Warning on loss of part-time students

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:38
The fall in part-time students in the UK means lost opportunities for individuals and the economy, the new head of the Open University warns.

EU to hold emergency migrant summit

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:30
EU leaders are to hold an emergency summit on ways to stem the number of migrants risking the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

Islamic centre 'pressured to close'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:26
An Islamic centre in the Australian city of Melbourne, attended by two teenagers charged with terrorism-related offences, closes its doors.

Mosquito 'lured by body odour genes'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:19
The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to genes that control our body odour, a pilot study in Plos One suggests.

The police force accused of hating black people

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:10
The force accused of hating black people

Marvel Avenged: From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:04
From financial ruin to the biggest film franchise in history

The Saudi prince who offered Bentleys to bombers

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:00
Why an offer of 100 luxury cars caused outrage on social media

Sir Alex boost for Mary Barbour fund

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 16:00
Sir Alex Ferguson returns to his home city of Glasgow to support a campaign to erect a statue in honour of social reformer Mary Barbour.

Peatland wind farm set for inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:59
A public inquiry into a controversial wind farm development in Sutherland is due to begin.

'Flash crash' trader in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:59
The first court appearance in the extradition case against a UK trader accused of contributing to a £500bn crash on Wall Street makes it on to the front pages, while there is further focus on Tory concerns about the SNP.

Election issues set to dominate FMQs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:58
Election issues are likely to be high on the agenda as MSPs meet for the first First Minister's Questions since the Easter recess.

'Real's great and unexpected hero'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:58
Javier Hernandez's goal against Atletico makes him an "unexpected hero", but he won't keep his place, writes Andy West.

World War One's forgotten Anzacs

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:41
The Indigenous Australians who broke the law when they went to war

VIDEO: Italy faces up to ageing population

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:20
Italy is not producing enough babies and future workers to pay the pensions of the elderly.

Ransom, red lines and coalitions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:16
"Ransom" comes from "redemption", but red lines are only... red lines.

VIDEO: Jaywick: Sea, sand, poverty and politics

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:16
Jaywick was named most deprived place in England in 2010. It lies in the first constituency to elect a UKIP MP.

Exercising equality: The story of the sports bra

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:14
The story of the sports bra

Broad defends England sledging

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:09
Bowler Stuart Broad defends England's sledging during the second Test against West Indies in Grenada.