International News

Soaring shares, and cold callers 'disconnected'?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:40
Wednesday's press is full of positive economic news, and there is a story about a proposed crackdown on telephone cold callers.

Amnesty report makes sober reading

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:35
Amnesty International's annual report says the world is still locked in a cycle of violence, 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, writes Mike Wooldridge.

Luxury: Worth every penny?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:23
We spend $340bn a year on luxury items we don't need. Why?

Row over Australia HRC chief deepens

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:17
Australia's opposition party calls for police probe into whether the government tried to induce the head of the Australian Human Rights Commission to resign.

London cyclists in 23,000 accidents

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:14
There were 22,988 accidents and 80 deaths involving cyclists in London over five-years, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures.

Stars descend on London for Brits

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:12
Stars descend on London for the Brit Awards

Europe's young Jews face security fears

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:08
Security fears after Paris and Copenhagen attacks

Do blind people really experience complete darkness?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:05
Why blind people don't only see darkness

VIDEO: Brain-controlled drone shown off

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying.

From the catwalk to the High Street

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
From London's catwalks to global high streets

VIDEO: The day troops held Spain’s MPs hostage

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
In February 1981, Antonio Tejero led an attempted coup in the Spanish Parliament. Joaquin Almunia was there.

Waiting for the sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
The desert that may one day become water again

HSBC bosses to answer MPs' questions

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:00
The chairman and chief executive of HSBC will answer questions from a panel of MPs about a tax scandal at the banking giant.

Messi penalty miss 'gives us chance'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 14:47
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Joe Hart's penalty save to deny Lionel Messi keeps their Champions League hopes alive.

Man City v Barcelona: Player ratings

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 14:46
Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie on Tuesday - but who were the standout performers?

US offers $3m for hacker's arrest

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:57
The US offers an unprecedented reward for information leading to the the arrest of a Russian hacker, charged with major cybercrime theft.

VIDEO: Missing schoolgirls 'in Syria'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:42
Scotland Yard say they believe the three schoolgirls from east London who flew to Turkey a week ago are now in Syria.

Love to captain US Ryder Cup team

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:33
Davis Love III has been named US Ryder Cup captain for Hazeltine 2016, the second time he has been given the honour.

'Invest more' in protected areas

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:31
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.

Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:54
Juventus settle for a narrow first-leg lead after beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16.