International News

Female found for polar bear cubs bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 18:03
A female polar bear arrives at a Scottish zoo for an attempt to raise the first polar bear in the UK for more than 20 years.

Approach to obesity 'inexplicable'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 18:00
MPs say it's "inexplicable" the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.

Contaminated blood report published

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:58
The findings of Lord Penrose's inquiry into contaminated NHS blood supplies are being published later today.

Kraft 'in $40bn takeover talks'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:57
Private equity firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft in a deal that could value the US food giant at more than $40bn (£27bn), according to reports.

Air pollution 'link to stroke risk'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:54
Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke, a large global study in the British Medical Journal suggests.

Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:36
It is a metaphysical question with stark geopolitical consequences: Could the 14th Dalai Lama be the last?

Colleges fear for adult education

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:34
Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.

Is Dubai’s construction boom sustainable?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:33
Dubai has experienced a renewed surge of construction, says Mark Lobel - but can it offset some of the environmental impact?

Battle of Bosworth descendents meet

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:27
Descendants of some 20 families who fought at the Battle of Bosworth that ended the reign of Richard III are to meet for the first time.

Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:23
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.

VIDEO: Five ways the US executes - 45 secs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 17:05
As Utah reauthorises the use of firing squads to carry out executions, BBC news looks at the other ways US states can execute inmates.

MPs raise US-EU trade deal concerns

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:39
Trade talks between the US and European Union are marked by 'dog whistle' politics, a report by the Business Select Committee says.

Fracking industry wants new regulator

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:35
The UK fracking industry needs a new regulator to give the public more confidence in the fledgling sector, an industry-backed body has concluded.

'Eight minutes of terror'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:28
The crash of a German Airbus A320 in the French Alps dominates Wednesday's papers, with many speculating over the mystery of its final eight-minute descent.

VIDEO: The Archbishop murdered celebrating Mass

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:24
On 24 March 1980 the Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was murdered by death squads. Milagro Grenadas was there.

The $10,000 bag made in the US

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:20
The $10,000 bag made entirely in the US

VIDEO: The $10,000 bag made in the US

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:19
Steven Fischer, the creator of a $10,000 luxury leather bag, explains what inspired him.

VIDEO: Cuba's only woman boxer leaves

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:16
Why Cuba's only known female boxer has decided to leave

The myths about food and pregnancy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:14
The foods that are said to make babies mischievous and happy

Australian gangs driving meth boom

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-24 16:13
More than 60% of Australia's major organised crime figures are dealing crystal meth - known as "ice" - a new report finds.