International News

Firms act on disabled access exposé

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 21:10
Some of the UK's biggest firms begin urgent improvement schemes after a BBC London investigation exposed failures to serve disabled people.

Politicians targeted over Petrobras

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:33
Brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm Petrobras.

New threats to wild bees identified

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:22
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.

PM to raise rights with Mexico leader

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:14
David Cameron will "raise concerns" about human rights when he meets Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto later, Downing Street says.

Schools 'fail to stretch most able'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 20:05
State secondary schools in England are not doing enough to stretch the most able students, Ofsted says.

Parents 'let down again' over murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 19:14
Parents who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" again by the justice system.

Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 19:04
US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.

India surprises with second rate cut

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 18:45
The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.

Clegg in drug law election pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 18:13
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.

Royal hoax station committed crime

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 17:11
A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.

'Fairy control' needed in woodland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 17:06
"Fairy control" is brought in at woodland in Somerset to kerb the "profusion of elfin construction".

Farage 'rejects immigration targets'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:59
The UK Independence Party will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, its leader pledges, having said net annual migration should be capped at 50,000.

Top earning uni boss paid £623,000

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:56
The highest paid university chief in the UK received a £623,000 salary and benefits package, new figures reveal.

'Bullied' whistle-blower sues for £1m

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:47
A whistle-blower says he was "harassed, threatened, undermined and belittled" after complaining about land deals overseen by Corby Borough Council.

Target to cut several thousand jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:45
US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years.

Is Turkey increasingly misogynistic?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:28
After the murder of a young Turkish woman generates massive protests, four expert witnesses discuss whether life is getting worse for women under President Erdogan.

The lessons from Russia's latest killing

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:28
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall.

Militants 'seize Libyan oil fields'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:25
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.

Australia economy grows 2.5% on year

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:24
Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.

Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 16:23
A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance

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