International News

Caption Challenge: Attending to Yoda

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:14
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Millions hit by health insurer hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:09
Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US, has lost millions of customer records in a hack attack.

Klass mocks 'bonkers' present request

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:01
Singer Myleene Klass pokes fun at fellow parents after she was asked to contribute cash to buy birthday presents for their children.

Making the sums add up

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
The Institute for Fiscal Studies outlines the knock-on effect of giving the NHS the money it has asked for?

Don't humiliate us, says Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:49
Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis urges Germany not to humiliate the country over its debts, comparing its situation with inter-war Germany.

Twitter boss admits trolling failure

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
In a memo to staff, leaked to the Verge, Twitter boss Dick Costolo takes personal responsibility for dealing with trolling.

Spanish snow traps Welsh tourists

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:43
A couple from Wales is among tourists forced to spend the night in a school gym in Spain after being caught in snow storms in the north of the country.

Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:34
Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.

What is a defensive weapon?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:15
President Obama is being urged to supply Ukraine with "defensive lethal assistance". But how can a weapon be both defensive and lethal?

CPS defends FGM prosecution

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:14
The case of a doctor found not guilty of carrying out female genital mutilation was "reviewed thoroughly", the director of public prosecutions insists.

Lee dismisses concerns over new book

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:13
Author Harper Lee rejects claims she is being pressured into releasing a "lost" novel, saying she is "happy as hell".

Europe leaders in Ukraine peace bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
German and French leaders are to make a crisis visit to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with a new peace initiative amid escalating fighting in the east of the country.

Tunisia face ban after no apology

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:09
Tunisia face being banned from the next Africa Cup of Nations after refusing to apologise for accusing Caf of cheating.

Bin lorry driver cannot recall crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 02:08
The driver of a council bin lorry which careered out of control in Glasgow city centre, killing six people, says he has no memory of the crash.

Russia cuts swearing from hit film

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:50
Russian cinemas start showing the Oscar-nominated Russian film Leviathan - minus the many swear words.

How does Google's Autocomplete censor predictions?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:48
What makes Google remove an Autocomplete suggestion?

Scots house sales hit six-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:45
Scotland last year recorded the highest number of house sales since 2008, according to figures released by Registers of Scotland.

Iraq PM orders end to Baghdad curfew

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:35
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi orders an end to a long-standing night-time curfew in Baghdad.

Councillor guilty of punching teens

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:29
An independent Bedford councillor is found guilty of punching two teenagers outside a village hall.

Binoche to open Berlin Film Festival

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 01:18
A film starring Juliette Binoche as an arctic explorer will open the 65th Berlin Film Festival on Thursday.