International News

China's exports and imports rebound

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 21:04
China's exports and imports rebound in April, helping allay some fears about a slowdown in its economy.

Barclays to announce big job cuts

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 21:01
Barclays is expected to announce as many as 15,000 job cuts in its strategy announcement due on Thursday, according to BBC business editor Kamal Ahmed.

'Cracked it' - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 20:47
Papers report the arrest of the fugitive known as "Skull Cracker", while controversy rumbles on over halal food and critics review Miley Cyrus's London show.

South Korea ferry company head held

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 20:29
Prosecutors in South Korea detain the head of a company that owned the ferry that sank last month with the loss of more than 300 lives.

House holds tax official in contempt

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 18:19
An IRS official who came under fire last year has been held in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at congressional panel hearings.

Police threaten World Cup pay strike

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 18:05
Federal police in Brazil stage a 24-hour strike over pay and threaten to continue their protest during the football World Cup next month.

Twitter ads get language targeting

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 17:58
Social networking giant Twitter introduces a new feature that will allow advertisers to target users on its platform based on their language.

VIDEO: Life as a Eurovision superfan

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 17:40
Fifteen years of following the song contest

Air crash pair 'disoriented' by fog

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 16:59
A husband and wife who were killed in a plane crash near Jersey last year may have become disoriented in fog, an accident report finds.

Families 'battle with problem debt'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 16:46
Nearly 2.5 million children are living in families struggling with "problem debt", a report by the Children's Society and StepChange charity says.

Beaverbrook estate plans to go ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 16:39
The former Surrey home of press baron Lord Beaverbrook can be turned into a hotel and golf course, the Court of Appeal rules.

Crucifixion from ancient Rome to modern Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 16:30
Why is a Roman punishment in use in Syria today?

Saudi blogger jailed for 10 years

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 16:13
A Saudi court has sentenced blogger Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison for "insulting Islam" and setting up a liberal web forum, local media report.

Black Death skeletons yield secrets

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:46
The Black Death led to big gains in health for future generations, according to an analysis of skeletons interred in London cemeteries.

Graduates make most of free degrees

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:32
The online education you don't have to pay for

VIDEO: The cubicle's cruel evolution

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:31
How did American office workers end up so boxed in?

Lords: Fracking 'national priority'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:22
Regulated fracking should be an "urgent national priority", a group of Lords has said, but green campaigners say the UK must embrace renewables.

I now believe in miracles - Poyet

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:06
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says surviving in the Premier League marks one of the best days of his life.

Property market 'still constrained'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:04
The Scottish housing market continues to be "marred" by weak supply and high demand, according to surveyors.

Paralysed person 'to walk' at World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:03
Historic event planned for paralysed person at World Cup
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