International News

AUDIO: Should students learn to cook?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 03:57
Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.

In pictures: Richard Kiel

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 03:53
Life and career of Bond actor Richard Kiel

Fat shaming 'leads to weight gain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 03:46
Making people feel shameful about their weight could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests a University College London study.

Caption Challenge: Major spectacle

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

LA police in money laundering raid

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 03:23
Police in Los Angeles seize at least $70m (£43m) in cash in a mass raid on businesses allegedly laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.

Russia reduces gas exports to Poland

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 03:01
Russia's gas supplies to Poland have dropped by 45%, Poland's state gas firm PGNiG says, amid tensions over Ukraine.

Militants 'surround' Nigeria city

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:58
Nigeria's militant Islamists have "completely surrounded" Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned.

Will Obama's anti-IS strategy work?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:57
Will Obama's anti-IS strategy work?

VIDEO: Microsoft 'could buy Minecraft'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:53
The video games studio behind Minecraft is in talks to be taken over by Microsoft, according to reports.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:22
An independent Scotland would not be able to support large banks, Vince Cable warns.

VIDEO: Bat dive-bombs US news channel

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:04
Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.

VIDEO: Soyuz capsule returns to Earth

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 02:02
The crew members in Russia's Soyuz space capsule have successfully landed in Kazakhstan.

£50 fine plan for smoking in cars

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:48
People caught smoking in cars with children on board could face a £50 on-the-spot fine in Wales.

Obama: US to pursue IS in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:38
The US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq, says President Barack Obama.

Salmond to mark devolution date

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:31
First Minister Alex Salmond is to hold a press conference for international media on the anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum.

Personal debt levels higher in NI

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:29
Levels of personal debt in Northern Ireland are 20% higher than the rest of the UK, according to a charity report.

Thai junta 'must end repression'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:04
Rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand's coup leaders to end repression, citing "widespread" human rights violations.

'Union strikes back' - the front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:00
The press reflects on the efforts of Westminster party leaders to persuade Scots to vote against independence in next week's referendum.

The rebirth of canned beer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 20:08
Could craft beer make the metal can cool?

Inquest for hoax call nurse to start

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:53
The inquest is set to begin into the death of a nurse found hanged after answering a hoax call at her hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.