International News

Interview film 'flown into N Korea'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:36
A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.

Supply teachers' training worry

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:25
Classroom standards could be hit if more attention is not given to keeping supply teachers up to date with the latest training, warns a union.

Woman's double stroke care failings

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 21:16
The care given to an 86-year-old woman who waited six hours to see a doctor after having a stroke in hospital was inadequate, an ombudsman rules.

Japanese shares near 15-year high

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 20:00
Japan's shares close in on a 15-year high after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase program in an effort to boost the economy.

VIDEO: Pakistan Christians still persecuted

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:53
Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.

Exit checks begin at UK borders

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:45
Passport checks on all travellers leaving the UK are being phased in at ports and borders, as government legislation comes into effect.

Australia approves John Holland sale

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:31
Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).

Taiwan rations water amid drought

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 19:11
Taiwan begins rationing water supplies to more than one million households as it tackles the island's worst drought in years.

Australia sets up 'ice' taskforce

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:10
Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.

How well do you know your candidates?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:07
How well do you know your candidates?

VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's water shortages

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:50
Taiwan's government is introducing drastic water rationing measures to tackle the country's recent low rainfall and poor water conservation record.

MG Rover administrator 'seeks £56m'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:37
Administrators dealing with the collapse of UK car maker MG Rover ten years ago are attempting to recover £56m in overpaid VAT, the BBC learns.

Maps could tackle loneliness problem

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:17
Loneliness should be tackled by creating maps to show where older people are more likely to be at risk, according to a report.

Cave crustaceans 'lose visual brain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:11
A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves shows that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.

Care for dying 'needs overhaul'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:57
More than 100,000 people a year who are dying from terminal illness are not getting the palliative care they would benefit from, says a damning new report.

Greek leader in Moscow for talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:47
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives in Moscow for talks, as his country remains under pressure over its international bailout.

Campaign ongoing ahead of BBC debate

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:41
Political campaigning moves up a gear as Scottish party leaders prepare to go head-to-head in a BBC Scotland debate.

Survey examines attitudes to powers

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:31
Voters appear to want more powers for Holyrood - beyond the proposals currently on offer, according to a poll commissioned by BBC Scotland.

Infrared images reveal the unseen

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:22
Photographer Ed Thompson work with infrared film to show the world in a new light.

Cuba: What would Che say?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:17
Ahead of what would be an historic meeting between the US and Cuban presidents, are these warmer relations a betrayal of the island's revolutionary past?