International News

VIDEO: Coding push for primary pupils

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 11:56
From September, every child in England will have to learn computer coding.

Marital coercion defence to end

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 11:51
The historical defence of marital coercion is an anachronism and will be abolished, says justice minister Lord Faulks.

Detective 'guilty of misconduct'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 11:42
A detective who did not follow arrest guidelines in a double murder case has been found guilty of gross misconduct, the BBC understands.

Abe urges Asia military restraint

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 11:40
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tells an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos that "military expansion" must be restrained in Asia.

VIDEO: Can business be a 'force for good'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 11:21
A group of leading entrepreneurs is taking their project to "make business a force for good" to the 2014 Davos conference in Switzerland.

Actor loses voice during King Lear

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 11:02
Simon Russell Beale has admitted he had no idea what was happening in a preview of Sam Mendes' King Lear, when one of the actors lost his voice mid speech.

Coalition wives dish out job advice

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:58
Samantha Cameron and Miriam Gonzalez spark girls' ambitions

MP Hancock suspended by Lib Dems

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:23
MP Mike Hancock is suspended by the Liberal Democrats after a report into claims of sexual misconduct towards a female constituent is leaked.

NI police chief to step down

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:23
Northern Ireland's Chief Constable Matt Baggott announces he is to retire from the post, paying tribute to the "courage and commitment" of his officers.

'Pay people' to aid problem families

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:07
"Good" neighbours should be given financial incentives to help troubled families in their neighbourhood, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, suggests.

Biggest asteroid vents water vapour

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 10:03
Observations of the Solar System's biggest asteroid suggest it is spewing plumes of water vapour into space.

No ban for driver with 29 points

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:41
A takeaway driver with 29 penalty points on his licence is still allowed to drive, a court rules.

The rise of the teenage coder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:40
Rise of the teenagers learning to programme computers

Pickles in ministerial biscuit 'ban'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:38
Ministers have been banned from eating taxpayer-funded biscuits at official events, says Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:29
The unemployment rate drops sharply to 7.1%, approaching the point at which the Bank of England has said it will consider raising interest rates.

Collymore accuses Twitter over abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:21
Former footballer Stan Collymore accuses Twitter of not doing enough to combat abusive messages after he was targeted by internet trolls.

Row over rabbit in Mandela statue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:05
South Africa's government orders sculptors to remove a bronze rabbit they hid in the ear of the statue of Nelson Mandela unveiled after his death, a spokesman tells the BBC.

Roache 'shocked by rape arrest'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 09:04
A jury hears Coronation Street star William Roache told police he was "absolutely surprised" and "amazed" when he was first arrested.

Ethiopia joins Somalia AU force

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:59
More than 4,000 Ethiopian troops are formally absorbed into the African Union force in Somalia, where it is fighting al-Qaeda-aligned militants.

How fixed-term Parliaments have changed politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 08:52
How fixed-term parliaments have changed British politics

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