International News

Kerry in Seoul amid Korea tensions

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 22:44
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul, a day after the two Koreas made little progress in their highest-level talks in six years.

China's lunar rover 'could be saved'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 22:16
China's first lunar rover - Jade Rabbit - has woken up from its dormancy period despite experiencing mechanical problems, state media report.

Forensics progress 'disappointing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 22:14
Inspectors say they are disappointed the forensic science service has not done more to address delays in producing reports used as evidence in court cases five years after they said improvements were needed.

Storm 'havoc' but 'mortgage joy' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 21:53
Headlines such as "the big one", "blown to Brits" and "triple whammy" describe storms battering the UK, while some papers focus on the prospect of continued low interest rates.

Specialists deal with abuse backlog

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 21:49
A specialist team is brought in to deal with a backlog of reports of potential abuse and neglect of children in Devon, BBC News can reveal.

'Surge' in Syria fighting death toll

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 20:33
Activists in Syria report a surge in fighting across the country, amid attempts to broker a peace deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.

VIDEO: Castaway 'wants to be left in peace'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 20:09
A castaway from El Salvador who says he spent more than a year adrift in the Pacific is back home.

Suspected war criminals 'stay in UK'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 20:00
Official figures show 49 people suspected of genocide, torture or serious crimes abroad are living in Britain despite being considered priority cases for deportation.

The international swap trade in useful words

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 18:57
A recent Magazine article explained how the English language borrows words from other languages with a truly global reach. Here are some readers' own favourite examples.

Lenovo announces record profits

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 18:47
Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, posts record third-quarter profit on higher sales of laptops and mobile devices in emerging markets.

Dawn O'Porter up for kids' book prize

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 18:39
Nominations for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize include journalist Dawn O'Porter's teen novel Paper Aeroplanes and books by an actress, a performance poet and a screenwriter.

Afghan-US row over detainee release

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 18:34
Afghanistan says it will go ahead with the release of 65 detainees from Bagram detention centre despite the US insisting the men are "dangerous".

Brain finds true beauty in maths

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 18:12
Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers.

Plans to stop 'Walkie-Talkie' rays

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 18:02
Developers submit plans to install aluminium fins on the outside of the "Walkie-Talkie" building in London to prevent the sun's rays reflecting from the skyscraper.

The Selfish Giant seeks Bafta boost

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 17:53
The low-budget film hoping to upset the Bafta odds

Tories wrong on climate, says Davey

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 17:45
Government efforts to combat climate change are being undermined by some Conservatives, Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Ed Davey is to claim.

Hemingway's favourite burger recipe

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 17:44
What a recipe reveals about the Nobel-prize-winning author

Eight world views on Scots referendum

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 17:06
How do others view the Scottish independence referendum?

Man dies as 100mph winds batter UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:57
Man dies as winds gusting over 100mph lash parts of the UK in what the assistant chief of the defence staff describes as an "almost unparalleled natural crisis".

What is it like to ski in North Korea?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:53
What is it like to ski in North Korea?

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