International News

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

Record ticket sales at Festival

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:05
The Edinburgh International Festival is set to break tickets sales records when it opens on Friday.

Thousands on nursery waiting lists

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:04
More than 12,000 babies and toddlers are on waiting lists for local authority nursery places, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Who are the Yazidis?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:52
The Yazidis are often unjustly referred to as "devil worshippers".

Tourism takes a nosedive in Crimea

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:45
Crimea's tourist trade takes a nosedive

Westwood and McIlroy in US PGA hunt

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:31
Lee Westwood is joint leader of the US PGA after an opening 65, one clear of Rory McIlroy as Tiger Woods struggles.

Colombia's President Santos sworn in

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:25
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warns peace talks could falter if left-wing rebels do not halt attacks, as he starts a second term.

Ten great stories behind the Premier League wannabes

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:20
Why this season's Championship promises to be fascinating

VIDEO: When Americans trusted their government

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:07
As America marks 40 years since Richard Nixon left the White House, the BBC looks at five decades of polling on the public's trust in government.

VIDEO: Revelations from the Nixon tapes

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:05
How an effort to shape his legacy backfired

VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

The world is not enough

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:00
The virtual tech giving the physical world a multimedia makeover

When murderers were hanged quickly

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 14:44
The extreme speed with which the UK used to execute people

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 14:42
What did police find when searching for a Holy Grail relic?

Capaldi: Doctor 'less user-friendly'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 14:35
Actor Peter Capaldi says his Doctor will be "less user-friendly" as the BBC unveils his first full-length episode of Doctor Who.

US porch killer guilty of murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 14:10
A Detroit-area man is found guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing an unarmed black woman who banged on his door at night last year.

Hull City 2 -1 AS Trencin

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 13:47
Hull City are on the verge of reaching the Europa League group stages after coming from behind to beat AC Trencin 2-1.

Anderson and Broad show gulf in class

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 13:37
BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on how the England pair produced a 'masterclass of new-ball bowling' at Old Trafford.

VIDEO: Gaza awaits truce talks verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 13:34
Palestinian and Israeli officials are continuing indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza, as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.

Jonestown remains found in Delaware

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 13:33
The cremated remains of nine victims of the 1978 mass cult suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, are found in a former funeral home in Delaware.
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