International News

PM Modi says India shamed by rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:15
Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

VIDEO: How to combat rise in sheep rustling

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:01
Graham Satchell reports on how police and farmers are helping each other combat a 25% increase in livestock theft.

Grandchildren adoption contact hope

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:57
Children and grandchildren of adopted people could soon have the right to make contact with their parent's birth family.

VIDEO: Pose at a price: NYC costume crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:53
New York police and city officials have warned tourists that tipping is optional if they have photographs taken with one of costumed characters in Times Square.

Alcohol 'curbed' after Navy shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:31
The Ministry of Defence says a "drinking culture" in the Navy has been curbed after the death of a commander on a nuclear submarine.

Building site safety checks to begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:25
Safety inspectors are due make a series of unannounced visits to building site in Northern Ireland to tackle the risks posed to construction workers.

Iraq's Maliki quits to end deadlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:22
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki resigns to end a political crisis in Baghdad, in a move that is welcomed by the US and UN.

Premier League warns fans about Vines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat it is taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.

Sir Cliff: 'I'm innocent' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:00
The police raid on a flat belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who strongly denies being involved in a historical sex assault - leads most papers.

Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:51
Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.

UN troops disperse Haiti protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:47
UN peacekeepers in Haiti clash with supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide at a protest in the capital Port-au-Prince.

VIDEO: Out of Office reply: digital detox

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:45
The BBC's David Grossman looks at a new trend - the digital detox.

Police force 'worst for fitness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:22
North Yorkshire Police has the worst fitness levels of 32 forces in England and Wales, College of Policing tests show.

VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:07
A survey by the Pew Research Center has asked experts to imagine the role of artificial intelligence in the workforce ten years from now.

VIDEO: Panama Canal marks 100th anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:04
Katy Watson takes a close-up look at the Panama Canal, 100 years after it officially opened.

VIDEO: Swarming robots shuffle into shape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:04
Engineers in the US build a self-organising swarm of tiny robots that work together to form shapes.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:59
Why will no-one adopt this dog?

How do you say 'van Gaal' and other Premier League names?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:55
Pronunciation guide to Louis van Gaal and other new arrivals

When childless isn't a choice

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:52
What does it feel like to be unable to have children?

What does America have for breakfast?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:51
What does America have for breakfast?
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