International News

India court stays sisters' execution

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:10
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:56
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

What shapes the UK response to IS?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:06
Why is UK foreign policy still influenced by Iraq war?

Pakistan talks over protests begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:56
Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad, reports say.

The fraught world of UK surrogacy

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:55
Why aren't there full criminal checks on would-be parents?

Australian winemaker reports a loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:47
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.

Pre-cook barbecue food, agency warns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:40
People are urged to pre-cook food in the oven before barbecuing it after research finds many Britons make hygiene mistakes when cooking outdoors.

VIDEO: Panasonic turns to vegetable farming

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:24
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has turned its hand to growing vegetables in Singapore. The BBC investigates.

VIDEO: Fellow hostage remembers Foley

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:12
A French journalist, held hostage with James Foley for seven months, has been describing his time in captivity with the murdered journalist.

Attorney general meets Brown family

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:02
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.

21% rise in sex offences on railways

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:59
The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, the British Transport Police says.

Trigger decision: when police shoot

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:32
What really happens before a police officer fires their gun?

Superbug measures 'lack evidence'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:24
Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.

Botox may have cancer fighting role

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:18
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:17
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.

Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:59
Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate

Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:42
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack

Best and worst excuses for GCSE pain

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:38
The best excuses to use when exam results don't make the grade

Is anti-Semitism rising?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:18
Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?

How much oil does Scotland have left?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:15
How much oil does Scotland have left?
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