International News

VIDEO: Vatican criticises UN 'intervention'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:04
A Vatican spokesman has accused the United Nations watchdog for children's rights of '"intervening" in doctrinal practice, after it publishes a report into child abuse within the Catholic Church.

VIDEO: Changing face of China's Inner Mongolia

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:57
A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock could be under threat in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.

Turkey tightens control of internet

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:36
The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.

VIDEO: Three sisters skiing for Sochi gold

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:32
Three skiing siblings aim for Sochi Olympic glory

Lost Star Wars short strikes back

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:11
Lost Star Wars short strikes back

'Slow progress' on elderly reforms

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:08
A spending watchdog claims slow progress is being made on elderly care reforms, but has called for further investment in preventative care.

CBT 'effective' in schizophrenia

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:06
Changing the way people think about and deal with schizophrenia could be as effective as drugs treatments, researchers say.

Cash worries 'could harm NHS care'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:43
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts warn.

VIDEO: Icons who define 'American cool'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:42
Do these 100 people define the essence of cool?

Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:28
Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion - eight and counting

VIDEO: DiCaprio's Wolf hunts an Oscar

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:13
Leonardo DiCaprio on the trials of the Oscar trail.

Plastic bag charge a 'complete mess'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:08
The proposal to curb plastic bag use in England by introducing a charge is far too complicated, say MPs.

The Nazi murder law that still exists

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:03
The Nazi law on murder that still causes injustice in Germany

'I played basketball for Gaddafi'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:01
When US basketball player Alex Owumi signed a contract to play for a team in Benghazi, Libya, he had no idea that his employer was the country's most feared family - or that it could cost him his life.

US sleepwalker statue rouses ire

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 15:56
A lifelike sculpture of a nearly-nude man walking in snow draws a decidedly mixed reaction from students at a Massachusetts college.

VIDEO: 'It sounded like a bomb going off'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 15:56
Ten people have been injured in a gas explosion that "flattened" two houses on a street in Clacton, Essex. Robert Hall reports.

Woody Allen son rebuffs abuse claim

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 15:40
Woody Allen's adopted son, Moses, defends the filmmaker over claims he sexually abused his adopted daughter in 1992.

VIDEO: One family's experience of FGM

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 15:37
As the UK government announces hospitals are required to log information on patients who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM), three generations of one family scarred by the practice have spoken out.

VIDEO: Oldman on Robocop remake

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 15:21
After roles in Batman and Harry Potter, actor Gary Oldman stars in the remake of the 80's classic Robocop.

Broadchurch picks up more TV honours

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 15:14
ITV crime drama Broadchurch wins best drama at the Broadcast Awards, where Channel 4's Gogglebox was another double winner.

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