International News

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.

Conservation concern for UK insects

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:31
More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.

Turkey challenges Obama on murders

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 17:16
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.

Could fining parents cut childhood obesity?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 16:45
Should parents of obese children be punished?

The Jon Stewart school of comedy

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 16:35
The Jon Stewart apprentices who are now stars

The ski school that defied the Taliban

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 16:11
The ski school the Taliban couldn't wipe out

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 16:05
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Police want new child search powers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 15:36
Police Scotland wants a new power to search children and young people for alcohol as part of a range of measures it believes are needed to replace consensual stop and searches.

Enriching the rich in the US?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 15:28
Is the US economy now just enriching the rich, and has the land of opportunity created a society of haves and have-nots?

US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.

Inflation 'boom time' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's prediction that falling oil prices will cause UK inflation to fall below zero is front-page news for many papers.

Obama holds cybersecurity summit

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 15:14
The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

VIDEO: Rio 2016 Olympic park construction

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 15:04
It is about 18 months until the start of Rio Olympics 2016, and construction of the new venues in the Olympic Park is well under way.

Woods needs 'magical guru' - Alliss

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 14:37
Tiger Woods needs to find a "magical guru" to overcome his troubles, says BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss.

VIDEO: Is it time to try to contact aliens?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 14:16
A group of scientists says it is time to try to contact intelligent life in space.

Sydney suspect 'tried to join army'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 14:01
One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.

Xiaomi to open online US store

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 14:00
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.

VIDEO: Dresden bombing marked 70 years on

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:51
Commemorations will take place in Germany on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden.

US judge backs Alabama gay marriage

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:45
A federal judge orders an Alabama official to follow her earlier ruling and issue marriage licences to gay couples, after a three-day standoff.

VIDEO: HSBC whistleblower on tax evasion data

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 13:42
The BBC has seen correspondence sent to the British tax authorities back in 2008 which gave details of HSBC account holders in Switzerland.