International News

Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:51
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.

US travel firm in $500m China move

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:39
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.

Australia commemorates MH17 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:58
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.

Obama defends unilateral action

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:05
President Barack Obama defends his right to act without Congress' approval in order to address the pressing issues facing America.

Councils raise care funding concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:47
Plans to cap the amount of money people in England and Wales spend on their social care could be jeopardised by a lack of funding, councils say.

VIDEO: Wikipedia monkey selfie row

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:16
British photographer, David Slater, is challenging Wikipedia to remove monkey selfies from websites.

Deaf tech could transform lives

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:11
Smart glasses could help deaf communicate

The Scots in England who want Scotland to go it alone

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:09
The Scots in England who back Scottish independence

VIDEO: How to stay alive in Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:09
How to stay alive in Libya as civil unrest increases

Variation in ant nest 'personality'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:47
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment., a US study suggests.

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:29
People over 65 who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have double the risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:26
The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.

Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:11
China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.

VIDEO: Wikipedia: The book...

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:03
Christoph Kepper of Pedia Press talks about his company's ambition to print Wikipedia as a physical book.

The mystery of a missing Crimean Tatar

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:27
The mystery of a missing man puts Crimean Tatars on edge

Iron Age hill fort bought for £450k

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:16
The Iron Age Hambledon Hill fort site in Dorset is taken over by the National Trust.

City to host National Summer Games

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:15
The city of Sheffield is to host the National Summer Games for athletes with learning disabilities in 2017.

Overhaul at nuclear power station

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:06
Work begins on a major overhaul of the nuclear power station at Hunterston, Ayrshire, which will generate electricity until 2023.

Smartphone take-up 'rises sharply'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:05
Scots are taking up smartphones at a faster rate than any other UK nation, according to a report by regulator Ofcom.

VIDEO: Technology headquarters of the future

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 15:00
Technology giants are using their burgeoning wallets to build new headquarters - what kind of buildings do they want?
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