International News

VIDEO: Yanukovych regrets bloodshed in Kiev

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 21:05
Sixteen months after he was forced from office, Ukraine's former President Viktor Yanukovych gives his first interview to western media.

Call to show Interstellar in schools

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 20:55
A scientific journal calls for the film Interstellar to be shown in school science lessons.

Bid for UK's fracking return debated

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 20:40
A bid to start the first fracking operation in the UK for four years will be scrutinised by a council later.

US says Benghazi suspect killed

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 20:12
The US says an air strike in Iraq has killed an Islamic State militant linked to a 2012 attack on a US diplomatic compound in Libya.

Care children's link to crime studied

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 19:09
An independent review is being launched to examine why so many children in care in England and Wales end up in the criminal justice system.

China factory activity shrinks again

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 19:04
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, contracts for a fourth month in a row in June, but the sector did show signs of stabilising.

Kurds 'take key Syrian base' from IS

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 18:49
Kurdish forces in northern Syria say they have captured a military base from IS north of the militants' self-declared capital of Raqqa.

Are nurses the new doctors?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 18:40
With pressure growing on the NHS, nurses are taking on more and more of the responsibilities of doctors. Could this be the way to make stretched resources stretch even further?

Australia checks Iraq deaths reports

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 18:34
Australia says it is trying to verify reports that two of its citizens who went to fight for Islamic State have been killed in Iraq.

'Growing England can go all the way'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:53
Can England beat host nation Canada in their World Cup quarter-final? And if they do, just how far can Mark Sampson's side go?

USA Women 2-0 Colombia Women

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:51
The United States - twice champions - are into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup after beating Colombia 2-0.

Skinny jeans given health warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:49
Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors say, citing the case of a woman who had to be cut out of a pair after her calves ballooned.

Japan's Nikkei hits 15-year high

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:44
Japanese shares hit a 15-year high, following the global rally elsewhere on hopes that Greece will reach a deal with its creditors to avoid a default.

Japan remembers Battle of Okinawa

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:34
Japan is to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa - one of the bloodiest episodes in the Pacific during World War Two.

Cancer strategy 'could save 5,000'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:33
About 5,000 lives could be saved each year in England if GPs follow new guidelines on cancer diagnosis, the health watchdog NICE says.

Warning over drivers with dementia

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:25
Drivers in the early stages of dementia could be posing a risk to the public, doctors are warning.

Young 'hostages to handheld devices'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:23
A sports charity says youngsters of the future risk becoming "hostages to handheld devices" and disengaged from physical activity.

UK people-smugglers jailed in France

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:14
Up to 100 Britons are thought to have been jailed in France in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through Calais.

Venezuela sets December poll date

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 17:00
Venezuela's election body sets the date of 6 December for legislative polls, following weeks of pressure from the opposition.

Justice 'in the dock'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-22 15:44
Britain's justice system comes in for examination, with Michael Gove's first speech since being appointed justice secretary making headlines.