International News

London overtaking Oxbridge domination

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 17:13
A major analysis of research quality suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.

Castro urges US to lift Cuba embargo

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 17:12
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.

Gunman's partner has bail questioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 16:35
The decision to grant bail to the partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis should be reviewed, says the New South Wales government.

'Vast store' of world's oldest water

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 16:25
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

Crime agency begins abuse inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 16:11
The National Crime Agency (NCA) begins an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

VIDEO: Talking Movies' top 10 films of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 16:09
As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.

Picture power: Under the dress

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:55
Benoit Tessier captures a moment that left actress America Ferrera red-faced.

Headline numbers: Osborne plan makes little difference

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:55
The negligible effects of George Osborne's negotiations on the extra payment to the EU.

Police admit 'failure' over Savile

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:47
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough for child sex abuse were missed due to police "organisational failure".

Will Scotland get reheated Blairism?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:47
Those on the left think new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy could be about to take the party back to the days of Tony Blair, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

What did UK know about CIA practices?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:40
Mark Urban explores the question of what the UK knew about rendition and interrogation techniques, in the wake of the US Senate report that criticised the CIA.

UK using less energy, report finds

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:38
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.

North Sea firms facing 'crisis'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:38
The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".

Last orders for LA British boozer

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:33
Brit boozer goes dark in Los Angeles

The people working on Christmas Day

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:33
Those who plan to spend the day working rather than celebrating

Six diagnosed after cancer recall

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:30
Six women previously given the all-clear are diagnosed with breast cancer after a review of assessments made by Oxfordshire's Breast Screening Service.

The boats of guns for hire against pirates

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:30
The boats of guns floating around the Indian Ocean

The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:27
The ordinary Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine

VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:15
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?

Cuba 'in from the cold' - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:14
Moves to normalise diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba lead several papers, which describe the Caribbean island being brought 'in from the cold'.