International News

VIDEO: Boyle warning on data gathering

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 19:52
Film director Danny Boyle expresses concern about the gathering of personal data by companies such as Facebook and Google.

Earthquake 'shakes homes' in Kent

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 19:49
A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.

Thousands attend Colombia mass funeral

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 19:28
Thousands turn out at a mass funeral in the Colombian town of Salgar for victims of Monday's devastating mudslide that killed at least 84 people.

South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 18:33
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.

VIDEO: Who made it to Eurovision final?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 18:16
Who made it through the second semi-final of 2015's Eurovision Song Contest?

VIDEO: Value of S Korea's education system

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 18:15
When it comes to education in South Korea, the demand is so strong it accounts for 12% of all consumer spending.

Police stop girl heading to Syria

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 17:38
A British schoolgirl's plan to travel to Syria to join Islamic State has been disrupted after an undercover newspaper investigation, police say.

Mexico probes new disappearances

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 17:35
Mexican investigators are probing the disappearance of at least 15 people in Chilapa, Guerrero state, after it was overrun in early May by gunmen.

Ireland to hold same-sex marriage vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:54
Voters in the Republic of Ireland are due to take part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage.

UK and the EU: Better off out or in?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:33
With an EU referendum on the horizon, we look at the main economic arguments for and against Britain's membership.

'Russian soldiers' confess to OSCE

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:25
Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators.

Blanchett's Carol 'a labour of love'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:14
Cate Blanchett on her new film Carol

New home for English National Ballet

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:10
English National Ballet are to move to a new "state of the art" home in east London in 2018, its artistic director announces.

Cash squeeze at children's centres

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:08
Support for vulnerable children in England is at risk as funding ebbs away, analysis by Barnardo's suggests.

Free-school expansion plans launched

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:07
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:03
Photographer Alison Baskerville's pictures of women she met in the capital of Somaliland.

Tesco soft drinks gradual sugar cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:02
Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.

Titanic label to go under the hammer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:02
The label of a parcel destined for an officer on the ill-fated Titanic is up for auction.

Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:01
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

Accused hacker's property returned

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:59
A man accused of hacking US computers, battling for the return of property seized by police, is given back 25 of the 31 items.