International News

Serious crimes 'given slap on wrist'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:27
Serious offences including violent and sexual crimes and persistent offenders are too often given a "just a slap on the wrist" with a caution, MPs say.

Is the UK's Prevent strategy failing?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:26
The government's Prevent programme is aimed at stopping more people getting drawn towards violent extremism - but is it failing?

Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:04
US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.

'Ignore' EDL protesters, leaders say

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:00
Religious and political leaders in Greater Manchester urge people to "turn their backs" on English Defence League protesters in the city this weekend.

'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feeds

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:56
There are approximately 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State, a new US study claims.

Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:45
The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.

Charges sought over US envoy attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:42
South Korean police say they are seeking a detention warrant for a man who slashed the US ambassador to South Korea on charges of attempted murder.

Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:34
Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.

VIDEO: NYC classical sheet music shop shuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:33
Much-loved New York sheet music shop closes down

President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:03
Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.

Why migration is changing almost everything

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:55
What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?

Population rose '500,000 since 2011'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:55
A major analysis by Oxford University estimates England's population has risen by more than half a million since 2011 due to immigration.

New mental health rights proposed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:52
Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.

Italian MPs chided for macho language

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:49
Feminine titles exist and must be used by Italian MPs, lower house speaker Laura Boldrini says. But it is a rather thorny issue, the BBC's Julian Miglierini reports.

Sturgeon against assisted suicide

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:49
The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.

Austria advice due on Klimt frieze

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:28
An Austrian government advisory board is due to recommend whether one of Gustav Klimt's most famous paintings should be returned to the heirs of its original Jewish owners, reports the BBC Bethany Bell.

Green MP calls for SNP alliance

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:02
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.

VIDEO: The ships hunting for MH370

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:49
The underwater search for the missing flight MH370 is continuing, centred around a remote area of the Indian ocean.

Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:44
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.

US banks pass first 'stress test'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 16:15
All 31 US banks have passed the first hurdle in the Federal Reserve's latest round of annual "stress tests" to see how they would cope in the next economic crisis.