International News

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:24
Driverless cars to be allowed on UK roads in 2015, plus other technology news

Secret Cinema show finally opens

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:17
Secret Cinema has finally opened its Back to the Future show to strong reviews after the late cancellation of earlier dates.

AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:10
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.

Egypt statue museums lose status

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:09
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.

Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:30
People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.

VIDEO: Close-up with defaced Banksy work

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:16
Campaigners who were trying to keep a Banksy mural in situ on a wall in Cheltenham are now in "race against time" to save the work after it was defaced with graffiti.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 01:52
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

VIDEO: Dinosaur videobombs Frank Skinner

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 01:30
The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has officially begun with more than 3,000 shows. The BBC's John Maguire met up with some of the performers including comedian Frank Skinner who had a close encounter with a dinosaur.

VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 01:20
Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:59
Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.

VIDEO: Royal Navy rescues BBC's faulty forecast

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:56
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:54
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found passes 50.

Executive backs £78m cuts to budget

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.

'Genetic revolution' on front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.

Tax workers to hold one-day strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:34
Tax workers in Northern Ireland are set to stage a one-day strike in an ongoing dispute over job cuts.

Israel and Hamas truce under way

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:33
Israel and Hamas begin an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting.

Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:31
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:47
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

Ebola victim heads to US hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:36
A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 24

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:34
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 24 people and injures about 270 others.

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