International News

'Neglectful' UK faces care problem

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:17
Britain's "neglectful society" will need help from volunteers to cope with the rising number of elderly people, a government minister says.

Arcade Fire warm Glastonbury crowd

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:59
Arcade Fire bring a party atmosphere to Glastonbury on Friday, hours after an electric storm stops the festival.

The stunt-performing grandmother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:45
How a single mother became the UK's first black stunt actress

Missing US boy in custody of mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:42
A 12-year-old found in the basement of his father's block of flats after being missing for 11 days is in his mother's custody, Detroit police say.

Arrest in search for 'armed' man

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:25
Police in Cornwall hunting for a man who they feared might be carrying a gun make an arrest.

The cyclist chased by a lion

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:08
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the cyclist pursued by a lion.

Metallica 'stay sober' for Glastonbury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:50
Metallica's Lars Ulrich on the downsides of playing Glastonbury

The story of Brazil's 'sacred jersey'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:33
How Brazil came to wear its iconic golden yellow shirt

VIDEO: 111 cyclists perform in convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:27
Eine Brise is a composition specifically designed to be played by 111 cyclists. It was recently used to open the Harwich Arts Festival.

'Citizen science' hits 50-year mark

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:20
The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 of the UK's wildlife recording societies and schemes, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

UK facing 'major' sperm shortage

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:07
The UK is facing a major sperm shortage that may be tempting fertility clinics to accept poorer quality sperm, the British Fertility Society warns.

Increased protection for war wrecks

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:04
The huge number of ships sunk in World War One are to be offered increased protection under a UN agreement.

Dozens of fish killed in Glenavy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:56
A number of fish have been found dead in the Glenavy River, County Antrim.

Woods misses cut in comeback event

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:48
Tiger Woods misses the cut as his comeback from injury ends prematurely at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional.

VIDEO: Century since death of Franz Ferdinand

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:38
The 28 June 2014 marks 100 years to the day since a young Serb nationalist shot dead the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Ukraine extends ceasefire for east

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:18
Ukrainian President Poroshenko extends a week-long truce with pro-Russian rebels in the east for three days, hours after signing a landmark EU deal.

GM recalls 428,000 more US vehicles

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:10
General Motors is recalling nearly half a million vehicles in the US amid concerns over faulty air bags and other issues, the company says.

VIDEO: Meriam Ibrahim takes refuge in US Embassy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:09
A Sudanese woman whose death sentence for marrying a Christian was overturned has been released from detention and has taken refuge in the US Embassy in Khartoum.

Today at Wimbledon: Saturday at a glance

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 13:22
Who is playing? How you can watch? Everything you need on day six of Wimbledon 2014.

Ex-envoy probed over Monaco murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 13:13
Poland's ex-honorary consul in Monaco is being formally investigated for ordering the murder of his heiress mother-in-law, prosecutors say.
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