International News

Eurovision to ban cheats from show

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:05
Countries found to be vote-rigging at the Eurovision Song Contest will face bans of up to three years, organisers say.

National Gallery buys first US work

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:57
The National Gallery makes its first ever acquisition of a painting by an American artist - a 1912 work by George Bellows.

Teachers' strike set for 26 March

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:52
Teachers in England and Wales are to walk out on a national strike on 26 March in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Abbott: New asylum policy 'working'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:46
PM says tough policies are "working", amid apparent footage of an asylum boat being towed back and ongoing claims of abuse.

Twin bombs target Cairo police

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:44
Six police officers are wounded after two bombs go off in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

VIDEO: Earliest UK human footprints found

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:37
Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England.

Strike-hit Tube returns to normal

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:35
London Underground services return to normal after a 48-hour strike, as talks are expected to be held in a bid to avert more industrial action.

Earliest UK human footprints found

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:30
Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa on the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.

VIDEO: Gary Oldman: 'Drugs don't discriminate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:26
Actor Gary Oldman talks about the re-making of Robocop and the death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

VIDEO: Sleepwalker statue 'scaring' students

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:11
Student reaction to statue of nearly-nude sleepwalker at a Massachusetts college

South West prepares for more storms

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:03
The South West prepares for another battering by the elements with strong winds and rain forecast for Friday night and into the weekend.

VIDEO: New EU law clamps down on fake goods

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:58
A change in European law means that customs now have the right to seize and destroy fake goods bought from outside Europe, as the BBC's Dominic Laurie discusses.

Drug convict Corby granted parole

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:58
Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has been granted parole after serving nine years in prison, Indonesia announces.

VIDEO: Could an app improve pupil behaviour?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:56
An app which rewards good pupil behaviour with points and monsters could help track students' progress.

How soon is too soon to make movies about a war?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:49
Two new movies - The Patrol and Lone Survivor - are set against the backdrop of the Afghanistan War, but is it too soon for drama to reflect the realities of the conflict?

Council pitches 'unfit for football'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:37
Council-run football pitches used by thousands of amateur teams each week are in an "abhorrent state", the Football Association has told the BBC.

Family plea over teenager's death

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:30
The family of a teenager found dead after a night out plead for information four years on.

AUDIO: Finnish company 'makes Sochi snow'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:25
Mikko Martikainen, chief executive of Snow Secure, explains how his company provided snow for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:23
An apparently bugged call between US diplomats reveals a frank exchange on the strategy for Ukraine and disparaging comments about the EU.

Police force to lose 173 officers

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:23
Wiltshire police are set to lose more than 170 officers following the reduction in its budget caused by a cut in government funding.

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