International News

UK to explore Bitcoin use - Osborne

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 18:05
The government is to explore the role that digital currencies such as Bitcoin could play in the financial system and whether they need to be regulated.

Russia gang in 'largest data breach'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:49
A Russian group hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, in what is being described as the "largest data breach" ever.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria

Are £1 home schemes a success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Are the two cities' £1 homes schemes a success?

Can we overcome our dread of comets?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Why have humans been stricken with a dread of comets?

How did Lego become a gender battleground?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:39
Why do toymaker's female figures provoke controversy?

The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
The Hip Hop artists who rap ghostwritten rhymes

The men who saved JFK's life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
A man who rescued JFK in the Pacific in WW2 dies aged 93

Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:32
A spike in searches for Bitcoins can be a good predictor of an imminent crash in its value, suggests research.

Play 'boosts children's development'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:30
Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, a study reaffirms.

VIDEO: Injuries in Times Square bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:20
Fourteen people were injured, three of them seriously, in a traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in Times Square in New York.

Kerry: US investment helping Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:57
US investment in Africa is fighting extremism, bringing stability and improving Africans' lives, US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC.

Super units 'needed for stroke care'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:52
Stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals, experts say.

Daily aspirin 'cuts cancer deaths'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:50
An analysis suggests taking a small dose of aspirin every day can prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers.

France to speed up arms for Lebanon

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:50
France says it will speed up a delivery of weapons to Lebanon, as clashes between the army and Syrian rebels continue despite a temporary truce.

Wiki wars: Wikipedia's inner battles

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:48
Epic battles over Star Trek and a cute polar bear

Cameron must push Israel, say MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:41
David Cameron must do more to persuade Israel to lift restrictions on the movements of Palestinians, MPs say.

'Weekly fix' syringe ad criticised

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:38
An advert featuring a syringe and needle and the words "the weekly fix" is criticised by the advertising watchdog.

Shopper numbers up during Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:38
The number of shoppers on Scotland's high streets during the Commonwealth Games was up by 13.8% on the same period last year, figures show.

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