International News

Disease threat to wild bees

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:12
The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects, say scientists.

Yemen rebels exchange fire with army

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:12
Houthi rebels exchange fire with the army in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, two days after they abducted the president's chief of staff.

Richest 1% to own more than the rest

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:49
Wealth amassed by the richest 1% will soon overtake the amount owned by everyone else in the world, says charity group Oxfam.

Protests intensify at PNG asylum camp

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:37
Protests continue at Australia's Manus Island asylum detention camp in PNG, with hundreds of detainees reportedly on hunger strike and some barricaded in.

VIDEO: Malawi floods displace 200,000

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:34
More than 170 people are killed and 200,000 displaced by torrential rain and flooding in Malawi.

Straight-sets opening win for Murray

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:31
Andy Murray makes a solid start to his Australian Open campaign with a straight-sets win over India's Yuki Bhambri in Melbourne.

VIDEO: Pope Francis's farewell to Philippines

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 19:31
Pope Francis leaves the Philippines at the end of his six-day tour of Asia.

Pope leaves Asia after record crowds

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:26
Pope Francis departs for Rome after drawing huge crowds and spreading a message of alleviating poverty in the Philippines.

VIDEO: Greek vigil for Elgin marbles

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:12
Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil outside the Acropolis Museum in Athens to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Bishop warns on drug executions

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:08
Executing Australian smugglers will not solve Indonesia's drug problem, FM Julie Bishop says, a day after six traffickers were executed in Indonesia.

The challenge of reporting cyberwar

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:48
Cyberwar could be the defining story for a generation, but journalists face an unprecedented challenge in reporting accurately.

Shanghai sharply lower in Asia trade

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:39
Mainland Chinese shares open almost 6% lower on Monday as brokerages fell on a crackdown by authorities over margin trading.

Cameron makes full employment vow

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:31
The Tories are committed to achieving full employment, David Cameron is to say as he announces plans for more loans for new firms.

Police catch teen couple on the run

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:14
Police in Florida arrest two teenagers who have been on the run for two weeks after eluding officers in several US states.

VIDEO: Ukraine claims airport victory

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:57
The Ukrainian military says it has reclaimed almost all of Donetsk airport from separatist rebels after launching what it described as a "massive operation" overnight.

Five things about the Zambian election

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:42
Ahead of Zambia's presidential election - called after Michael Sata died in office last year - the BBC's Nomsa Maseko looks at five things you need to know about the poll.

Is lack of democracy a problem for China?

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:34
The Chinese government may not embrace full democracy - but it will have to respond to growing demands for liberalisation from its population, says Jonathan Fenby.

The turning point for democracy that gets overlooked

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:27
The man behind democracy's forgotten turning point

Families 'face income stagnation'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:24
Families with children are at greater risk than any other group of having less money than they need to live on, suggests a study.

Free online textbooks from top school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:23
A leading private school offers revision help by publishing free online textbooks to cover an entire exam course.