International News

VIDEO: Boring town and Dull village twinned

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 06:16
Glenn Campbell meets Boring residents of a town in America that has a special relationship with Dull people in Scotland.

Week in pictures: 2-8 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 06:15
News photographs from around the world

Afghans sign unity government deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 05:35
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding.

Paragliders trapped in boat rigging

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 04:26
A south Wales father and son are left stuck in a boat's rigging while paragliding on holiday in northern Cyprus.

Pakistan returns India soldier

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:43
Pakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.

Day in pictures: 8 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:30
24 hours of news photos: 8 August

Thousands at Bristol Balloon Fiesta

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 03:26
Hot air balloons take part in Bristol's annual event

VIDEO: How to hone your drone flying skills

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 02:57
BBC Click finds out what you need to know before flying a consumer drone and how they perform

VIDEO: Wikipedia's gender imbalance

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 02:22
Caroline Hepker asked Wikipedia's founder Jimmy Wales if he is concerned that the majority of contributors are Western men.

Publisher defends Dahl book cover

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 02:04
Penguin has defended its decision to use an image of a doll-like young girl on the cover of a new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

VIDEO: Patient: 'We need this wonder drug'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 01:07
Mother of four Hayley Kalinins, 33, has terminal cancer and has been on Kadcyla for 18 weeks after being given it through the cancer drug fund, which pays for a limited number of patients to use some treatments. She told BBC Breakfast it was a "wonder drug".

VIDEO: 'Origami' robots fold into action

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 00:48
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".

VIDEO: Students monitor parents' pollution

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 00:13
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.

Cancer drugs row: A sign of things to come?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 23:58
Difficult decisions face NHS when it comes to modern medicines

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 23:40
Scientists. led by a team at IBM, develop a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the human brain.

'Big rise' in school absence fines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:42
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the term-time holiday ban, BBC research suggests.

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

VIDEO: When Americans trusted their government

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:07
As America marks 40 years since Richard Nixon left the White House, the BBC looks at five decades of polling on the public's trust in government.

VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

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