International News

Wildlife 'thrived' after hot summer

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 19:29
The hot summer of 2013 provided a much-needed boost for UK wildlife, with butterflies, moths and grasshoppers all thriving, the National Trust says.

Axe 0845 lines, public services told

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 19:11
Government departments are ordered to stop using higher-rate phone lines, which typically start with 0845 or 0870, for key public services.

Films of 2014: A look-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 18:23
The pick of the music, TV, film and culture coming in 2014

The technology year

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 18:20
Smartphone battles, console wars - the technology year

100 things we didn't know last year

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 18:18
Unexpected nuggets that have emerged from daily news stories

The rise of the 'extreme commuter'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 18:11
Most people hate commuting, a modern-day necessary evil. So why would anyone choose to build a lengthy commute into their lifestyle, asks Karen Gregor.

One dies in Egypt Brotherhood clash

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 17:19
One person is killed in clashes between student supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and residents in the capital Cairo, officials say.

'Doctors said Joshua had weeks to live'

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 17:03
The boy with a rare disease who proved doctors wrong

Bizarre causes of fires revealed

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 17:01
A pigeon dropping a discarded cigarette down a chimney is among the most bizarre causes of fires this year, London Fire Brigade reveals.

Growing concern over Syria heritage sites

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 17:00
Efforts to highlight culture amid the conflict

The forgotten photojournalist killed in action

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:30
In 1937 Gerda Taro became the first female war photographer to die on the front line, killed at the age of 26.

Is Hollywood's blockbuster model broken?

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:22
Is the Hollywood model broken in a year of booming budgets?

The year in business: 2013

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:20
A tragedy in Bangladesh's clothing industry

Spy pigeon secrets of ex-head of MI5

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:16
Ex-MI5 chief uncovers the wartime work overseen by her mother

In pictures: Housing in Havana

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:15
Residents battling with decaying buildings

The United Nations of Chungking Mansions

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:09
Three residents on life in Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions

VIDEO: Rory's technology review of the year

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:07
The BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the year in tech.

VIDEO: UNESCO boss on new role

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:07
Mounir Bouchenaki, the new Director of ARC-WH (Arab Regional Centre - World Heritage) will face fresh challenges in the role.

VIDEO: The restaurant serving rejected food

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 16:07
Rub & Stub restaurant in Copenhagen is battling against waste - by serving up food that the supermarkets won't sell.

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