International News

Oscars: Best song nomination revoked

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
A contender for this year's best song Oscar is removed from the shortlist after it emerged that its writer, a former Academy governor, had contacted voters.

VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Arrests at 'violent' university demo

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:10
Fourteen people have been arrested after violence erupted at a student demonstration, the University of Birmingham says.

How Britain helped shape the Winter Olympics

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:40
The history of the Winter Olympics and Great Britain's key role in their development is the subject of a BBC Two documentary

Your pictures: Freedom

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:33
Readers' photos on the theme of freedom

Funds run out for 'shared teachers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:28
A scheme that employed teachers to be shared by Catholic and controlled primary schools ends despite being deemed a success.

US snow storm strands thousands

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:20
Students return home and military vehicles have rescued stranded motorists after a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep South.

Scotland secure World Cup place

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 23:52
Scotland beat Kenya by three wickets to secure their place at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014 in Glasgow

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 23:47
The station's annual flagship event will be held at Glasgow Green, with Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini the first acts confirmed.

VIDEO: Military may help flood-hit Somerset

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 23:32
Military planners have been sent to Somerset to decide how they can help to prevent further flooding, with more heavy rain expected over the weekend.

Sterling warning to Scots - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 22:54
Thursday's papers interpret Bank of England governor Mark Carney's comments on the prospects of an independent Scotland keeping the pound.

Comedian Davidson in Big Brother win

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:43
Comedian Jim Davidson is Celebrity Big Brother winner a year after being unable to appear on the reality TV show because he was arrested over sex offence claims.

UK skills shortage 'worsening'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:31
Worsening shortages of skills could stop UK businesses from taking advantage of the economic recovery, research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills finds.

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:29
Google announces the surprise sale of its Motorola Mobility unit, which it bought in 2012, to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn.

Asia history tensions flare at UN

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:46
Tensions between Japan and its neighbours over a war-linked shrine and disputed islands flare at the UN Security Council, with strong words from envoys.

Mobile mast plan for Scots island

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:32
The Scottish government aims to install a publicly-funded mobile phone mast on the small island of Coll.

Cuts 'worst in most deprived areas'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:19
Labour says the most disadvantaged areas of England are facing disproportionately large spending cuts.

Call over learning disability offenders

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:14
Offenders with learning disabilities are not given the support they need by police, probation and prosecution services, a joint inspection finds.

Letter from Africa: Rock'n'roll politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:07
Should the music be stopped to make a political point?

VIDEO: Wooing Asian wine customers online

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:48
A wine website bets it can attract new customers in Asia by tapping into their high engagement with social media.

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