International News

Crash school head 'should resign'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 20:34
The head teacher and chair of governors at a public school should resign over their handling of the death of a pupil who was hit by a car, an MP says.

VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 20:28
Ukraine's parliament is set to vote on plans to scrap recent anti-protest laws in a special session called over the continuing unrest in the country.

Jobcentre advice 'haphazard' - MPs

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 19:23
Jobcentres are investigating benefit claimants' needs in a "haphazard" way, missing crucial information about barriers to work, MPs say.

Australia names new governor-general

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 19:12
Prime Minister Tony Abbott nominates retired defence chief Peter Cosgrove as Australia's next governor-general, representing the Queen.

Smartphone sales 'top one billion'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
More than one billion smartphones were shipped last year, with Samsung extending its lead as the world's biggest vendor, a new survey shows.

VIDEO: Benazir Bhutto's son calls for action

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet about his political ambitions and his call for military action, not talks, with armed groups in Pakistan.

Magnet rods straighten curved spines

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:34
Children with crooked backs could benefit from a new treatment that uses magnetic rods to straighten the spine, say draft guidelines for England.

Tarantino sues Gawker over script

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:32
US film director Quentin Tarantino sues gossip website Gawker for copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay.

What is it like on the 'secret' Tube?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:02
Exploring London's disused underground postal tunnels

Strong UK GDP figures expected

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:00
Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.

Social mobility: The downside?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 17:21
Is there a downside to increased social mobility?

Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 17:18
Ukraine's president and opposition agree to scrap an anti-protest law that had fuelled demonstrators' anger, the presidency says.

The Fab Four and other famous faces - snapped by Harry Benson

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 17:10
Fifty years of famous figures - snapped by Harry Benson

When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:43
It is 200 years ago since the last frost fair took place on a frozen Thames. Could such hedonism be repeated today?

China's state-sponsored pop star

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:38
China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia

Mexico 'captures drug cartel leader'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:33
Mexican forces have arrested one of the four leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the violence-wracked Michoacan state, officials say.

Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:32
Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.

EastEnders 'must reflect' London

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:31
BBC One's EastEnders must reflect "the modern world" and changes in London, having been "frozen in aspic" for too long, the soap's new boss says.

VIDEO: Tough choice for India manufacturing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:28
India's manufacturing sector has been hit by higher interest rates, but policymakers say the measure is necessary to rein in inflation.

Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:23
How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality

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