International News

Gaza begins tense five-day truce

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 19:28
Israel and the Palestinians begin a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, but immediately trade rockets and air strikes.

Yolo added to Oxford online dictionary

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 17:33
Yolo, an acronym for 'you only live once', is among the latest new words added to the Oxford online dictionary.

Cancer-screening patients recalled

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 17:22
Thirty women are to be reassessed for breast cancer after cases of the disease developed in patients all screened by the same doctor.

Chopsticks: A Japanese access issue

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:45
Why are chopsticks so important for Japan’s disabled?

10 days in Iraq: Aid drops, air-strikes and 200,000 new refugees

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:35
Aid drops, air-strikes and 200,000 new refugees

Pegg: 'We have no context for happiness'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:07
Simon Pegg asks what makes us smile in new movie

Chile axes security head after theft

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:06
Chile sacks the head of security of Santiago international airport after an "embarrassing" robbery of more than $10m (£6.2) at the cargo terminal.

Can you die from a broken heart?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:01
Can you die from a broken heart?

Mexico MP removed over 'escort tape'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:59
Mexico's conservative PAN party replaces its leader in the House of Representatives after a video showed him allegedly dancing with escorts.

Fracking threatens election tremors

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:58
How big an impact will fracking have on 2015 election?

VIDEO: Sci-fi film The Giver plays on memory

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:53
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports from the world premiere of the new sci-fi thriller The Giver

Could Scotland vote change the debate on clocks?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:53
Could Scotland vote shift debate on BST?

VIDEO: Young British Muslims debate Caliphate

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:51
BBC Asian Network reporter Catrin Nye has been speaking to young British Muslims about their views on the concept of an Islamic state, or caliphate, and what it means to them.

Action call over tourism support

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:18
Publicly-funded bodies need to work more closely together to help local tourism businesses in Scotland, according to a report.

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:13
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.

Failing GP practices face closure

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:10
Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.

A-level results day: Top 10 cliches

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:06
The 10 biggest cliches of A-level results day

Record number of university places

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:04
Pupils receiving A-level results will have more university places to choose from than ever before.

Trident relocation 'not impossible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:01
Moving Trident nuclear submarines out of an independent Scotland would be "very difficult but not impossible", according to a study.

Pilot's arm 'came off while landing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:00
A pilot lost control of a passenger plane when his artificial arm came off as he was landing in challenging conditions, according to an accident report.