International News

Flappy Bird game pulled by creator

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 18:35
It's game over for the many fans of mobile application Flappy Bird after its Vietnamese creator removed it from online stores on Sunday.

Freedom2014: 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 18:21
How Nina Simone helped immortalise an American civil rights anthem.

Barkhad Abdi: new fame is 'surreal'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 18:12
Captain Phillips actor Barkhad Abdi on 'surreal' fame

State school asks parents for top-up

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 18:01
The head teacher of a leading state school has apologised after he asked families to make regular financial payments to funds.

Scots economy growth gains momentum

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:43
Growth in the Scottish economy gained momentum at the start of the year, according to the Bank of Scotland's Purchasing Managers' Index.

Floods agency 'a political football'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:28
Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith says his organisation has become a "political football" for a media story on flooding.

In pictures: Kenya's traditional brewers

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 17:03
Kenya's moonshine and beer brewers

VIDEO: Fraud in student visa system exposed

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:53
The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system.

Geox boss: 'Nobody believed in me'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:18
Italian boss disproved the doubters and made a fortune

'Living the dream' on Benefits Street

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:17
Life on 'Benefits Street' - a century ago

US warning over Guyana flights

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:14
The US advises its citizens in Guyana to avoid flying with Caribbean Airlines from Monday to Wednesday because of an "unconfirmed threat".

Israel: Style tips and robot warfare

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:13
The site that knows what you should wear and other fresh Israeli start-ups

Parties 'should pay policing costs'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:11
Half of the money given to police forces for "unexpected costs" - such as the search for April Jones - is spent on policing party conferences.

Business optimism 'best since 1992'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:02
A survey by business consultants BDO finds optimism at its highest in 22 years and is the latest in a string of reports pointing to a strengthening UK recovery.

Empty shop rate 'at four-year low'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:00
There has been a marked improvement in the number of empty shops on UK High Streets, research from the Local Data Company suggests.

VIDEO: Robotic balancing act in Israeli lab

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 16:00
Rory Cellan-Jones meets Amir Shapiro, whose robotics lab at Ben Gurion University in Beersheba, helps design robots that can be used during warfare.

VIDEO: New Zealand PM suggests new flag

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 15:37
The New Zealand prime minister has unexpectedly suggested changing the design of the country's national flag.

In pictures: Escaping besieged Homs

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 15:08
Civilians evacuated from Homs in Syria

VIDEO: Davey turns up heat on British Gas

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:46
The profit margins made by the "Big Six" energy companies when supplying gas are much higher than previously thought, the energy secretary has said.

VIDEO: Shifting sands to shield Dutch coast

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-09 14:38
A delegation of experts from the Netherlands is in London to advise the UK government on long-term measures to prevent flooding.

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