International News

Runaway pupils 'have left school'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 02:02
Two pupils who ran away from a Lancashire boarding school to the Caribbean have left the school, the head teacher says.

Balls vows budget surplus by 2020

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 01:57
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls pledges to balance the UK's books and deliver a budget surplus by 2020 if Labour wins the next election.

VIDEO: Social media campaign to help toddler

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 01:23
More than 30,000 people have responded to a campaign to try to save the life of Margot Martini, a toddler who has a rare form of cancer.

Inquiry continues on Nida's birthday

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:49
As the family of missing Nida Naseer quietly mark their daughter's 19th birthday, police investigations are continuing.

VIDEO: Ukraine PM: 'We'll use all measures'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:47
Violence continues in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, after President Viktor Yanukovych promises to make concessions to try to end the country's crisis.

Patients told to be pushier with GPs

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:16
Patients should adopt a pushy American attitude to get doctors to prescribe the drugs they need, the chairman of Nice says.

Quebec home fire search to resume

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 23:53
Canadian rescuers are expected to resume their search on Saturday morning for up to 30 old people missing after a fire destroyed their home, killing at least eight.

Thai activists 'will not block vote'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:28
Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban promises that his supporters will not obstruct advance voting for next week's general election.

Concessions fail to end Kiev unrest

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:20
Violence between Ukrainian police and anti-government protestors continues in Kiev, despite a concession offer by President Viktor Yanukovych.

VIDEO: Egypt: Crowds' 'fury' at violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:15
Rival political groups in Egypt are to mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising which ended in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.

'Pushy patients' and abortion pills - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 21:08
Two very different stories about medication - a call for UK patients to be "pushy" and a warning over online abortion pills - are among the headlines.

VIDEO: Scots 'surprised' at bear on patio

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 20:21
A Scottish couple on holiday in California have had a close encounter with a bear. Alastair Leithead reports.

Sub-zero to hero on South Pole trek

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:51
16-year-old Lewis Clarke on his record-breaking South Pole trek

People power charts tree pest spread

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:31
A nationwide citizen science study, involving more than 3,500 people, reveals the spread and establishment of the horse chestnut leaf-miner across the UK.

Pregnancy fat 'may alter baby brain'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:25
A high fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase the risk of obesity, researchers suggest.

Peru ends forced sterilisation probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:08
Peruvian authorities clear the government of the ex-President Alberto Fujimori of carrying out a campaign of forced sterilisations in the 1990s.

The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:32
Hamilton Wende visits the site of the Battle of Isandlwana, which took place 125 years ago this month, and hears stories passed by Zulus from father to son.

How Vietnam became a coffee giant

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:29
Think of coffee and you will probably think of Brazil, Colombia, or maybe Ethiopia. But the world's second largest exporter today is Vietnam.

How much do migrants cost or benefit a nation?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:26
Do immigrants contribute more to a nation than they take out?

Anger at Vienna 'far-right' ball

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:13
Thousands of people take part in protest marches in Vienna against an annual ball which is expected to be attended by far-right leaders.

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