International News

France to launch air strikes in Iraq

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 09:04
France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.

VIDEO: Technology helps India's farmers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 09:00
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.

VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 08:47
Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.

AUDIO: Sumner on 'shock' of Ian Curtis death

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 07:37
New Order's Bernard Sumner says the death of Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis turned his world "upside down".

Arrests made over Chile subway bomb

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 06:10
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.

The sugar company that is fighting back

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 05:15
A sugar company is fighting back against the perceived demonisation of sugar by the media. Does it have a point, asks Tom Heyden.

VIDEO: Syrian army 'at war with IS extremists'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 05:13
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.

Day in pictures: 18 September

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 04:33
News images from around the world: 18 September

Caption Challenge: We come in peace

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 03:13
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

VIDEO: Jeremy Vine's guide to Scotland vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:52
Jeremy Vine breaks down the council areas in Scotland that will decide the referendum result.

VIDEO: Fancy a look inside Downing Street?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:51
Some Westminster landmarks normally closed to the public, including Downing Street, will be open this weekend.

VIDEO: Campaign leaders cast their votes

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:17
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond of the Scottish National Party, and Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling from Better Together, have all been casting their votes in the Scottish referendum.

VIDEO: Nine convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 02:11
Nine women have been convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.

VIDEO: Why are there so many blackberries?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 22:37
It has been a bumper year for edible plants and berries according to The Woodland Trust, who say this autumn could see the best fruit crop since records began.

R&A set to reveal women members vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 21:56
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club will announce on Thursday if it will admit women members for the first time in its 260 years.

Wales awaits result of Scottish vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 21:49
Politicians in Wales await the result of the Scottish referendum on independence as voting gets under way.

Ukraine president in key US visit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 21:44
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

Still no suspects in Thailand murders

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 21:42
Police in Thailand say they have still not formally identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Taiwan in tougher food penalties

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 21:33
Taiwan's government says it will impose harsher penalties for food safety violations after a "gutter oil" scandal.

Pleas for British hostage - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 21:23
The Scottish independence referendum is covered on most front pages. However, the BBC is reporting only factual accounts of the election throughout polling day.