International News

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?

Runway sheep caused microlight crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:52
A microlight pilot crashed after a flock of sheep wandered onto the runway during his take-off in East Lothian.

VIDEO: Celebrating The Beatles' US visit and other arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:51
Mexico celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first US visit, a journey into Bollywood film sets in Mumbai - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: North Korea opens first ski resort

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:46
North Korea, not known for its winter sports or tourist industry, has opened a new high-end ski resort in the country's eastern mountains.

Money row threatens Cosla split

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:40
A row over money is threatening to cause a split between Scottish councils.

The scribe of Bamako

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:31
There are 1,000 ways to say "I love you". Alassane Maiga's job, as a scribe in Mali, is to pick the right one for each customer.

VIDEO: Investigating China's ivory trade

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:27
On the eve of a major conservation conference in London, the BBC has carried out an undercover investigation into China's illegal ivory traders and how they operate.

Auto-enrolment pensions 'not enough'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:25
Concerns have been raised that insufficient pension savings are being put into new, auto-enrolment workplace pensions.

France's unwanted Roma

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:15
The immigrants France constantly moves from one camp to another

Why isn't Siri like AI in movies?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:13
Why the next artificial intelligence apps won't be as silly as Siri

Police investigate reports of blast

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:08
A street in Newry, County Down, is cordoned off by police following reports of an explosion.

VIDEO: 'Subversive' filmmaker Q

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 16:08
Indian filmmaker Q talks to Tom Brook about his unorthodox approach to film making.

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