International News

VIDEO: The man who found life in total darkness

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:27
Dr Robert Ballard, explains why his expedition to the Galapagos rift in 1977, where he discovered life forms exist in total darkness, defined his career.

India strike after Ballance century

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:26
England's Gary Ballance hits his second Test century of the summer at Lord's, but two late wickets give India the edge.

VIDEO: Nigeria's boom leaving many behind

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:21
Nigeria is booming, but a vast gap still exists between the growing middle-class and other Nigerians.

'Many dead' in Nigeria town raid

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:14
Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attack the town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:12
Babies practise their first word silently for months before saying it, and more nuggets from the week's news.

BBC staff strike action called off

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:04
Strike action by BBC staff planned to disrupt coverage of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is suspended after talks.

Row over 'pro-EU' immigration report

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 09:00
A report on immigration has caused a row within government because Conservative ministers believed it was too pro-European, Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:51
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.

Polar bear boy death 'not neglect'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:42
Failures by an expedition company did not cause the death of a British teenager mauled by a polar bear in Norway, a coroner says.

Syrians in prison 'despite amnesty'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:34
Many activists in Syria remain in detention despite an amnesty declared last month, a group of 12 human rights and civil society groups says.

Petition to move 'sad' bear to Canada

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:28
Nearly 200,000 people sign a petition to get a despondent polar bear moved from an Argentina zoo to Canada.

Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:25
A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.

Boom in satellite ship tracking

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:21
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.

Monitors reach Ukraine crash site

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:19
International investigators arrive at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after rebels in east Ukraine allow access.

Athletes' village bug cases up to 53

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:12
The number of workers at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village with suspected norovirus rises to 53.

VIDEO: How to guard against polar bear attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:11
Polar safety expert Jason Roberts outlines the kind of precautions that would normally be used on expeditions where polar bears live in the wild.

Baby rescued from hot locked car

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 08:10
A six-month-old baby is rescued by police officers in Swansea after she was locked in a hot parked car.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 07:55
The week's big numbers, visualised

Weekendish: Birdman and bound feet

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 07:53
The best pieces of feature journalism you may have missed

Accused 'discussed chance of kill'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-18 07:46
Three alleged dissident republicans were covertly recorded in talks about seeking out security force targets with a high chance of "getting a kill", the High Court hears.
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