International News

China's economic growth picks up

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:50
China's economy picks up speed in the April-to-June quarter, a sign that the government's stimulus moves have started to have an impact.

In pictures: Vietnam-China rig row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:48
Oil rig raises tensions in a territorial row between Vietnam and China

School's letter to pupils goes viral

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:03
A letter sent to pupils at a primary school with their test results telling them there are "many ways of being smart" goes viral.

The knife attack that changed Kunming

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:32
How a Chinese railway station attack devastated one family

'Heathrow City' designs unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:29
About 190,000 new homes, parklands or even a factory could replace Heathrow Airport in west London if it closes, designs unveiled by architects show.

VIDEO: Is this the end for Archie?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:13
One of the most famous characters in comic book history is set to bid a sad farewell.

Pre-diabetes label 'worthless'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:39
Labelling people as having pre-diabetes is "unhelpful and unnecessary", UK and US researchers write in the British Medical Journal.

Court backs Texas affirmative action

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:15
The University of Texas in Austin wins a court battle to continue to use race in selecting undergraduates, in order to increase diversity.

VIDEO: Europa and the hunt for alien life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 16:35
The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?

VIDEO: Cuba's Guantanamo Bay dilemma

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:51
Guantanamo Bay has become synonymous with the US detention centre but to the native Cuban population, there is another controversy surrounding the facility.

Rennard suspension appeal rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:49
Liberal Democrat officials reject an attempt by Lord Rennard to overturn his suspension from the party.

VIDEO: 'I survived attempted honour killing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:36
The murder of a young pregnant woman in Pakistan by her family earlier this year, pushed the issue of "honour killings" into the spotlight.

Gala concert to launch Ryder Cup

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:35
A gala concert including performances from pop stars, orchestras and ballet is to launch the 2014 Ryder Cup to be held at Gleneagles.

VIDEO: Major changes in Cameron's cabinet

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:32
Education Secretary Michael Gove is to become the new chief whip in the most wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle of David Cameron's premiership.

Iraq crisis: Kurdistan’s female fighters take on Isis

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:19
Kurdish women battle jihadist-led rebels in Iraq

Activist released by US border patrol

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:17
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, is released by border agents in Texas after hours in custody.

When blind people lose a loved one

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:16
Grieving for a loved-one is harder if you’re blind

VIDEO: Cemeteries surrounded by coal mines

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:13
As mountaintop-removal coal mining destroys the hills of West Virginia, some cemeteries have become completely surrounded by mining operations.

VIDEO: The WW1 women who 'sparked change'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:12
Wednesday marks the centenary of the last major campaign meeting by the Suffragettes before the start of World War One.

The new sign on French menus

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:12
The new sign on French menus - what does it mean?
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