International News

Family of shot US teen urges calm

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 19:24
The family of the black teenager shot by police on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, appeals for calm after police reveal he was a suspect in a robbery.

Landing incident closes airport

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 18:35
Doncaster's Robin Hood Airport is closed after an aircraft had a problem with its undercarriage while landing.

Dragon attack plan details requested

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 18:14
How a council might protect a town from a dragon attack is among 10 of the most unusual requests for information received by local authorities.

Why have tailgate parties not spread to the UK?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:16
Why have tailgate parties not spread to the UK?

A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:12
A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

Man returns Israel medal over Gaza

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:12
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Maths helps find climate-proof crops

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:36
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

Paying for life's basics by Bitcoin

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:36
The newsagent bringing the virtual currency back to basics

Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:35
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Venues 'must do more' for disabled

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:20
Tourist attractions in the UK are urged to provide better access for disabled visitors by the minister for disabled people.

The village 'washed on to the map'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:10
Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing

Pipe bands aim for world title

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:01
Thousands of spectators are set to watch the final of this year's World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green.

Dying man denied free care again

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:58
A terminally ill man who was told he wasn't close enough to death to qualify for free personal care is refused support for a second time.

Jewish Chronicle apology for Gaza ad

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:36
The Jewish Chronicle apologises to readers who complained after the paper ran an advert for the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza crisis appeal.

The lawyer who shot himself proving his case

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:35
The lawyer who shot himself proving his case

How much gold can we get from mobile phones?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:34
How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?

Russia assures US on Ukraine convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:01
Russia's defence secretary gives a guarantee to his US counterpart there are no military personnel in its aid convoy for Ukraine, the US says.

VIDEO: How many million for an old car?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 14:37
A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by famed racing driver and Olympic gold medallist has sold for $34.65m.

Kick-off has come too soon - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 14:21
Arsene Wenger says his World Cup winners needed another week to recover from the World Cup.

VIDEO: Russia denies Ukraine incursion

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 13:45
While the Russian humanitarian aid convoy travelling to Ukraine comes to halt, Russia is accused of military action on the Ukraine border.