International News

UK police forces reveal FGM figures

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:11
Police reveal the number of suspected female genital mutilation cases investigated over the past three years - but some refuse to give figures.

Row over Palestinan flag plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:01
A row breaks out over Glasgow City Council's plans to raise the Palestinian flag over the city chambers on Friday.

Monkey 'selfie' 'led to lost income'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:56
A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" claims he has lost £10,000 in income over the past two years.

Google to prioritise secure websites

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:52
Google says it will give preference to more secure encrypted web pages in its search rankings from now on.

Five steps to landing on a comet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:46
How do you land a spaceship on a comet?

VIDEO: Airport weapon check 'can be hacked'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:45
Airport security screening technology is vulnerable to hacking, a security researcher has warned at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

Celebrities call for Scots No vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:44
Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench urge Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.

Liberia declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:37
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

A third 'to access flexible pension'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:37
An estimated 130,000 retirees a year will take cash out of their pension pot under new flexibility rules, the UK tax authority has estimated.

Bake Off return attracts 7.2 million

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:34
The Great British Bake Off returned to TV screens, with its first episode attracting an average 7.2 million viewers.

Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:29
The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.

AUDIO: Mum: Why I left children in hot car

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:19
A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.

'Sexual fiend' jailed for life

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:16
A 46-year-old man who attempted to rape a nine-year-old girl and raped three women is jailed for life.

Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:03
US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.

Justice Department 'faces £47m cuts'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:53
Justice Minister David Ford says his department is facing a budget cut of at least £47m, once further cuts are brought in in October.

Your pictures: Railways

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:52
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"

VIDEO: William Morris inspires new computer game

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:50
The Strawberry Thief collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the gaming industry is bringing William Morris online.

Johnson 'must come clean' - Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:47
Boris Johnson will have to "come clean" about his political ambitions if he returns to the Commons, says Nick Clegg.

Baby killer's sentence under review

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:47
The nine-year jail sentence of the man convicted of killing baby Alfie Sullock is being reviewed by the Attorney General after complaints it is too lenient.

Clegg 'regret' over missing tribute

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:39
Nick Clegg says he regrets not being able to to write a personal message on a World War One anniversary wreath.
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