International News

Can internet companies monitor terrorists?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 02:08
Big tech firms, and in particular Facebook, are under pressure to become more active in the battle against terrorism. But what are their current arrangements?

VIDEO: Eubank's surreal poetry recital

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 02:05
Chris Eubank performs an impromptu recital of Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If' during an interview about his son, Chris Eubank Jr.

Keating 'liberated' by West End debut

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 02:03
Boyzone singer Ronan Keating calls making his West End debut in musical Once a "liberating" if exposing experience.

VIDEO: Vlogger Chyaz on new ad rules

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:52
Video bloggers or 'vloggers', as they're called, are being issued with new guidance by the Advertising Standards Authority, which says they have to make it clear if they are promoting products for money.

Universal postal service 'at risk'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:51
Royal Mail boss Moya Greene tells MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service".

Concerns raised over anti-terror bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:33
Powers to exclude some British fighters returning from Syria and Iraq was an "announcement waiting for a policy", the independent reviewer of terrorism says.

Vitamin D warning from NICE

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:32
More people should be given vitamin D tablets to counter a hidden epidemic of deficiency, a report says.

VIDEO: What does Ukraine's future hold?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:29
One year since popular protests began in Ukraine, a new government prepares to take office, amid calls for reform.

Caerphilly ranked as 'most deprived'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:28
An area of Caerphilly becomes the most deprived community in Wales, official figures show.

Shakespeare Folio found in France

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:15
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

Police probe death at hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:13
Dyfed-Powys Police launch an investigation into the death of a patient at a Pembrokeshire hospital.

Stop eating cats says Swiss campaign

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 01:03
Hundreds of thousands of Swiss people secretly eat cat or dog say activists, who want it to be made illegal.

VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 00:00
In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:45
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.

Juncker reveals giant EU investment

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:14
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is giving details of a €300bn (£238bn;$374bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

Blair charity award faces criticism

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:05
A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.

Thomas Cook chief in shock departure

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 23:01
Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:37
Sneijder unsettled at Galatasaray, Cech set to wait for move, Herrera and Evans edge close to fitness, Hull keen on Lennon, plus more.

Royal Mail in the spotlight on the threat to the universal postal service

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:33
Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is to lay out her case to MPs.

Aguero a special talent - Kompany

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 22:31
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says team-mate Sergio Aguero is a "special" player who can make the impossible possible.