International News

HK 'referendum' draws nearly 800,000

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:15
A total of 792,808 voters took part in an unofficial referendum on universal suffrage in Hong Kong, organisers said.

Flexible working rights extended

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:12
Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.

Domestic abuse bill 'disappointment'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 22:10
Campaigners say they are concerned that new legislation to tackle domestic abuse does not focus enough on female victims of violence.

The Prince's pressure and a mixture of Dollies - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:15
The discreet political lobbying of Prince Charles on a number of issues is discussed in Monday's press, while Dolly Parton at Glastonbury clearly captivates the nation's picture editors.

VIDEO: Survey on aspirations of black children

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:14
A survey carried out for CBBC's Newsround suggests that one in five black children feel that their skin colour would negatively affect their job prospects more than any other ethnic group.

Business leaders in talks appeal

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 21:13
Northern Ireland business leaders urge politicians to "once and for all" resolve the contentious issues of flags, parades and the past.

VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 20:51
The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.

VIDEO: Should Poroshenko extend ceasefire?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 20:43
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have said they will hold more talks on Monday to try to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

India collapse toll rises to 17

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:48
At least 17 people are now known to have died when building collapsed in southern Indian city of Chennai, media reports say.

Cuckoos' egg-laying tactics revealed

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:42
Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs while magpie mothers are still sitting on their nests, a study reveals.

VIDEO: Watch the best bits from Sunday at the World Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 19:15
Get all the best of the action from Sunday at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in less than 10 minutes with Match of the Day's World Cup Catch-Up.

Do robots pose a threat to our jobs?

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 18:38
Will workplace robots cost more jobs than they create?

Facebook attacked for emotion study

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 18:31
Facebook is criticised after it emerges it conducted a psychology experiment to test emotional reactions of nearly 700,000 users without their knowledge.

Pakistan 'charity' head condemns US

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 18:12
Hafiz Saeed, the head of a self-declared charity in Pakistan accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, dismisses new US sanctions.

Triumphant Kasabian close Glastonbury

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 17:33
Kasabian close the 2014 Glastonbury Festival with a powerful, bombastic set that draws tens of thousands to the Pyramid Stage.

VIDEO: Sister ship of S Korea ferry probed

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 17:18
The trial of the captain and crew members of the South Korean ferry that sank claiming more than 300 lives is taking a one-week break.

Costa Rica practised penalties - Pinto

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 17:04
Costa Rica's penalty shootout win over Greece was a result of studying the opposition, coach Jorge Luis Pinto reveals.

Older sperm donors 'just as good'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 16:57
Women should not worry about using sperm from older donors as the success rate is the same as for younger men, doctors say.

VIDEO: Anti-gay adverts target pink rally

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 16:21
In Singapore, religious groups have urged followers to protest against the annual Pink Dot gay rights rally which took place over the weekend.

Poverty blights elite education path

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-29 16:13
A child's background can be a bigger deciding factor than their academic ability in how likely they are to get into top universities, says research.
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