International News

Loneliness: Beating the curse of old age

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:58
The scheme that aims to bring comfort to the lonely

Furore over 'sexist' opera critics

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:52
Stars of the opera world react angrily to a series of reviews criticising the weight of Glyndebourne singer Tara Erraught.

VIDEO: Matadors gored at Madrid festival

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:40
A major event in Madrid's bullfighting season has been cancelled after all three matadors were gored by bulls.

Tuareg rebels 'defeat Mali army'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:38
Tuareg rebels in Mali say they have defeated government forces in heavy fighting for control of the key northern town of Kidal.

TV drama revisits 'optimism' of 1996

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:19
If the 2008 crash was the end of an era, was 1996 the start?

One month's domestic violence death toll

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:06
Eight people who died because of domestic violence

VIDEO: Artist's paintings to go on display

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:56
Hundreds of sketches, paintings and letters belonging to the 18th Century painter Joseph Wright are to go on public display for the first time.

Forest carbon loss 'underestimated'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:54
The amount of carbon lost from tropical forests through degradation is being significantly underestimated according to a new study.

Hospital superbug 'shared with pets'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:35
Pets can harbour the hospital superbug MRSA and share it with their owners, but health risks are very low, research suggests.

VIDEO: Scans unlock secrets of 'first bird'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:25
A new 3D X-ray fossil-scanning technique has produced the clearest images yet of Archaeopteryx, often described as "the first bird".

X-rays shine light on mystery 'bird'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:25
A new 3D fossil-scanning technique inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s camera obscura has produced the clearest images yet of Archaeopteryx, “the first bird”.

Dozens charged in US child porn raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:10
A police officer, rabbi and a nurse were among more than 70 people arrested by US law enforcement for sharing child pornography through the internet.

Giving the rainforest back to the Awa

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:49
The battle to save Brazil's 'most endangered tribe'

VIDEO: New York's abandoned island

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:31
The abandoned island in the middle of New York

Even Ulan Bator has Irish pubs

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:29
The five templates for Irish pubs around the world

VIDEO: Bear rescues cub with a roadside lift

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:23
Storm chaser Ricky Forbes filmed a straying bear cub being lifted out of danger from the side of a busy highway as he was driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia in Canada.

VIDEO: Timbuktu film does well in Cannes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:19
Tom Brook looks at the film Timbuktu and how audiences are receiving it at the Cannes Film Festival.

Island stories: 300 miles across post-war Sri Lanka

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:16
Daredevil diver, one-armed rebel - a trip across post-war Sri Lanka

Security firms prepare for World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:06
Brazil's security firms prepare for a busy World Cup

'Don't call us the bad bank'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:05
'Don't call us the bad bank'

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