International News

Blair takes on anti-extremism role

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 19:25
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be become the chairman of an organisation that combats anti-Semitism and racism in Europe.

VIDEO: Pentagon sent live anthrax by mistake

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 18:53
Live anthrax was mistakenly sent to 51 labs in 17 American states and three other countries, more than double the original estimate.

MPs mount data law legal challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 18:38
Two MPs will have their legal challenge to the government's emergency surveillance law heard by the High Court later.

China boat relatives stage protest

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 17:56
Relatives of some of the hundreds missing after a boat capsized on China's Yangtze River visit the site to protest against a lack of information.

Brittan and Dickens' notes released

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 17:43
Letters from the 1980s have been released, in which MP Geoffrey Dickens called for then-Home Secretary Leon Brittan to ban a pro-paedophilia group.

Ministers 'lack data' on police cuts

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:54
The Home Office has "insufficient information" on how much further it can cut police funding without "degrading services", a report says.

Fishing town crumbling to the ground

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:21
Can Somaliland's forgotten fishing town reinvent itself?

Turkey's election: What do we need to know?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:13
Turkey's voters elect a new parliament on Sunday, with the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party hoping to secure a large enough majority to press for a new, presidential constitution.

Viewpoint: The Russian challenge for the West

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:12
A report from the Chatham House think tank makes the case for a very different strategy for dealing with Russia.

Are 'paedophile hunters' hindering police?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:11
Fiona Trott discovers to what extent the evidence of so-called vigilante groups is used by police investigating suspected paedophiles.

Last Oxford vote on admitting female students

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:11
St Benet's Hall is set to become the last academic institution in Oxford University to change from a single sex college to become co-educational

US state passes 'Burning Man tax'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 16:04
The US state of Nevada has approved a new tax on live entertainment, which includes a 9% charge on tickets for events such as the Burning Man festival.

Disaster robots face off for glory

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:50
Twenty four robots from across the world are to race against the clock and each other to complete eight disaster relief-themed tasks.

Russian hacker drives hard bargain

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:47
A computer security company has warned about a new strain of "ransomware" - while finding that even Russian hackers can be haggled down.

British music nets 13% of global sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:41
One Direction and Ed Sheeran helped British artists account for more than one in seven of the albums sold worldwide in 2014, says the BPI.

Students doubt fees value for money

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:40
Many students are unconvinced they have received value for money from their university courses, according to an annual survey.

Software to spot pupils' extremism

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:40
Schools are being offered new software that helps teachers spy on pupils' potentially extremist online activity.

Breast screening 'beneficial'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:39
The number of lives saved means the benefits of breast screening outweigh the risks, research suggests.

A Facebook executive's candid post about grief

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:35
Facebook executive's message prompts discussion about grief

Contactless drives 10% rise in cards

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-03 15:29
Low-value transactions drove a 10% rise in purchases made on a card in 2014 compared with a year earlier, new figures show.