International News

The fall and rise of mannequins that look like real women

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:47
Shoppers browsing the latest collections will be able to see clothes displayed on size 16 mannequins, but how have these figures changed over the years?

VIDEO: Meet museum's experts in the unusual

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:26
The Identification and Advisory Service at the Natural History Museum in London is a team of experts who study unusual specimens brought in by the public and try to determine what they are.

Using snow to design safer streets

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:19
Using snowfall to design safer streets

The Sahara memorial seen from space

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:16
Building a desert memorial to a plane disaster

What happened to the McIntosh apple?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:13
The Apple Mac has risen spectacularly since its launch 30 years ago. But what happened to the apple variety it's named after?

VIDEO: Data recorder analyses driving

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:13
American car giant General Motors are offering racing enthusiasts a 'performance data recorder' on its Corvette range.

VIDEO: Homeless Brazilians occupy land

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:08
Thousands of homeless families occupy an area of land in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, calling for more to be done about the housing shortage.

VIDEO: Can Beckham bring soccer to Miami?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:05
Can David Beckham bring Major League Soccer to Miami?

Force pension saving says think tank

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:03
People in Britain must save more than six times the amount they are currently to avoid poverty in retirement says the Policy Exchange think tank.

Ofgem: Npower report 'misleading'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:00
The energy regulator Ofgem accuses the electricity and gas supplier Npower of publishing a "misleading" report.

Toy firms banking on pester power

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:00
Toy firms aim for brand loyalty from youngsters

VIDEO: David Baddiel on the Anelka gesture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:58
Writer and comedian David Baddiel speaks to BBC Newsnight about the row stirred up by Nicolas Anelka's "quenelle" gesture, and the wider issues of combining football, business, comedy and racism.

Flood funds gap 'puts homes at risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:56
Some 250,000 more homes are expected to face significant flooding by 2035 because of a shortfall in funding, an independent committee says.

Anelka defends 'quenelle' gesture

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:43
Nicolas Anelka defends his "quenelle" action with a video of a Jewish leader saying the sign is not always anti-Semitic.

Blue Diamond found in South Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:36
A 29.6-carat blue diamond is discovered in Cullinan mine in South Africa, which is famed for its production of the rare stones.

VIDEO: 'I'm 27 and living with my mother'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:14
More than 3.3 million adults between the ages of 20 and 34 were living with parents in 2013, according to The Office for National Statistics.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees with 'nowhere to go'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:06
The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has reached one million .The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from Lebanon's northern border with Syria.

Speakers clash on Faslane future

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 15:05
Workers at the UK's main nuclear submarine base could help keep Scotland an "engineering powerhouse" under independence, it is claimed.

Russia expands border zone for Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:33
Georgia protests as Russia temporarily expands its security zone into the breakaway Georgian territory of Abkhazia for the Sochi games.

Economy 'priority for most Scots'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 14:29
The authors of a survey on Scottish social attitudes say economic factors matter most to voters ahead of the independence referendum.

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