International News

UK urged to rethink aid to Pakistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 18:32
British aid to Pakistan should be cut unless there is "clear evidence" it is helping reduce Islamic extremism, MPs say.

Severe weather threatens eastern US

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:57
Severe weather threatens as many as 73 million Americans, after two days of powerful storms and tornadoes killed up to 34 people.

VIDEO: Rio Olympic preparation 'worst ever'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:33
The vice president of the International Olympic Committee has described Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as the worst he has ever seen.

VIDEO: 'Racist' NBA owner banned for life

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:32
The owner of the LA Clippers basketball team in America has been fined $2.5m and banned from the sport for life for making racist remarks.

Pre-pregnancy diet 'affects genes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:10
A mother's diet can permanently alter the functioning of her child's genes, even before conception, say scientists.

VIDEO: Farage: Newark 'seriously tempting'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 16:58
Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, has said that he is "tempted" to stand as member of parliament in upcoming by-election.

Fibre 'helps heart-attack survivors'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 16:53
If you have had a heart attack, eat plenty of fibre because it may improve your long-term chances of recovery, say researchers.

Slow user growth hits Twitter shares

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 16:30
Shares in Twitter dropped to their lowest levels since the company's stock market flotation, as it reported slower than expected user growth.

Are conservatives deserting Sarah Palin?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 16:16
Are conservatives now deserting Sarah Palin?

The return of the dimpled pint glass

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:37
The return of the dimpled pint jug

Azraq: How a refugee camp is built from scratch

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:32
What goes into designing a refugee camp in the desert?

Damon Albarn on life, elephants and gospel

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:29
Blur's frontman on phones, elephants and gospel music

VIDEO: Making music the old way

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:24
The people making music with medieval instruments

VIDEO: The digital music recording pioneer

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:23
Is poor sound quality to blame for music industry woes?

VIDEO: SA mine shootings inspire song

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:13
South African singer/songwriter Simphiwe Dana has released a song inspired by the Marikana tragedy in which the police shot striking mine workers in August 2012.

Treasury challenged over asset share

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:11
Finance Secretary John Swinney says the UK Treasury needs to set out an independent Scotland's share of UK assets.

Busy being unemployed in Spain

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:11
Making the best of downtime in southern Spain

Government PC made Muslim wiki edit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:08
The charity that represents Wikipedia in the UK has condemned edits made from government computers after more insults and vandalism emerged.

Erasmus exchanges get down to business

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:03
From fun in the sun... to workplace skills

Iraq: Bloodshed and strife cast pall over polls

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 15:02
Iraq riven by violence and strife as country heads to polls
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