International News

Quarantine over China plague death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:47
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

VIDEO: Costa Concordia towed from crash site

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:35
The Costa Concordia, which hit a reef killing 32 people in 2012, is being towed to the port of Genoa where it will be scrapped.

Libraries 'crucial' for local life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 22:11
Public libraries play a crucial role in community life far beyond the lending of books, people tell a Welsh assembly inquiry.

VIDEO: Apple profits up on iPhone sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:49
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:44
Claims that European leaders are not being strict enough with Moscow over arms supplies feature on front pages - along with rebuttals from France.

VIDEO: Jason Statham's Games diving display

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 21:40
Hollywood actor Jason Statham competes for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

Stowell rejects Tory 'top-up' salary

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:36
Baroness Stowell rejects a Conservative offer to pay part of her salary, saying it would be a conflict of interest.

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 19:28
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.

VIDEO: Madrid fans' joy at Rodriguez signing

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 18:52
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.

VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 18:42
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.

VIDEO: Would you eat a 'waste' food curry?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 18:21
Adam Smith set up the UK's first cafe which serves only waste, or "intercepted", food.

US court allows Arizona execution

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:39
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:31
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabian stock market opens up

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:29
Saudi Arabia's stock market will open up to foreign investors for the first time.

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:14
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US

Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:27
Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

'Fewer degree offers' for minorities

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:16
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.

The curious world of street furniture

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:21
The curious world of England's street furniture

Labour's Frank Dobson to quit as MP

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:16
Former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP at the general election next year.

Will MH17 air disaster damage Putin?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:16
Will MH17 disaster tarnish Putin's reputation?
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