International News

Sympathy for family of dead teenager

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 21:30
Northern Ireland's first minister is among those who have offered sympathy to the family of Fermanagh teenager Oisin McGrath.

Labour to extend bank bonus clawback

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 21:06
Bankers guilty of misconduct would have to pay back bonuses received up to 10 years ago, under banking reforms outlined by the Labour Party.

Shelling follows Ukraine summit

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 20:59
New shelling is reported in the rebel-held east Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk shortly after the peace summit in Belarus.

UK teacher in final for $1m prize

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 20:56
A science teacher from north-east England is among the 10 finalists of a competition to find the world's best teacher.

The awkwardness of dating when disabled

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 20:47
Disabled people talk about their worst encounters

The ghost Tesco stores

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 20:31
The void left when a town loses its supermarket

Why are we suspicious of Friday 13th?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 20:05
Did this man invent a new superstition by accident?

Amanda Knox 'to marry' musician

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 20:02
Amanda Knox, the former US student who was convicted in Italy over the murder of her British flatmate, is engaged to marry a musician, reports say.

VIDEO: 'Everything was consumed by flames'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 19:50
Seventy years on, a survivor of the World War Two raid on the German city of Dresden recounts her night of horror.

Jackie Chan's son released from jail

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 19:30
Jaycee Chan, the son of movie star Jackie Chan, has been released after six months in prison in China for a drug offence.

The growing impact of the Polish vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 19:17
Growing numbers of Polish residents in the UK are applying for British citizenship, allowing them to vote in the general election, says Sanchia Berg.

EU anti-establishment parties rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 19:13
Is the rise of anti-establishment parties in the EU down to their radical policies or mainstream political disillusionment, asks Prof Archie Brown?

IS attacks Iraqi town near US base

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 19:02
Islamic State militants launch an attack on a town in Iraq's Anbar province, close to an airbase that is home to some 300 US marines.

Abuse inquiry 'should cover whole UK'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 18:59
The government is being urged to extend the scope of the historical child sexual abuse inquiry to also cover Scotland and Northern Ireland.

'Dozens killed' in Myanmar fighting

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 18:43
Nearly 50 soldiers are killed in three days of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar, state media reports.

Kobane: Assessing the devastation

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 18:08
Satellite images show fury of fight with Islamic State

Oil firm leaves after Peru protests

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 18:01
An Argentine oil company says it is withdrawing from an area of the Peruvian Amazon after four days of protests against environmental damage.

VIDEO: Chaos at Zuma parliament protest

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:49
Scuffles break out in South Africa's parliament following a protest during President Jacob Zuma's annual State of the Nation speech.

Screen name 'key to online dating'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:44
Using a playful screen name, starting with a letter near the beginning of the alphabet, could be the key to online dating success, a study suggests.

Decoding North Korea's fish and mushroom slogans

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:40
Alison Gee studies North Korea's new batch of political slogans, quite a few of which mention food.