International News

US Secret Service is too 'insular'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:49
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.

Record 500,000 started university

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:47
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:16
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:14
Do you remember who said what from 2014?

'Teen terror' and 'Xmas costs less' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The West's struggle to deal with the threat posed by Islamic State militants features in some papers, while others are gearing up for Christmas festivities.

VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.

Global debt: How worried should we be?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:10
The BBC's Andrew Walker considers how big a problem global debt really is.

Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:09
Did Vladimir Putin gamble on high oil prices lasting for ever?

Budapest's underground escape craze

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:01
The underground escape games taking Hungary by storm

VIDEO: A night on the SOS bus

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:00
The bus that deals with drunk people on the worst days of the year

VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:00
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?

EU 'needs united strategy' on Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:59
The European Union needs a "united strategy" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.

Hint of breakthrough in NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:57
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.

Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:14
Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".

Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:58
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.

Predictions: Lawro v Olly Murs

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:50
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.

Carbon mission returns global maps

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:36
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:34
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.

Putin's news conference: Five things we learned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 13:11
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the economy, Ukraine and his love life over the course of a three-hour news conference. Here are five things we learnt this year.