International News

Many face Christmas alone - poll

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:34
Nearly a third of British adults feel lonely at some time, according to a survey carried out by BBC Radio 5 live.

Could women help fix broken Japan?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:25
The government of Shinzo Abe has struggled to revive the Japanese economy, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, and is turning to the female population for a possible answer.

Retail robots: The droid at till no 7

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:23
The robots taking over the shop floor

Stolen mobiles cause 'shock' bills

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:21
Stolen mobiles are still causing victims "shock bills", in spite of government promises to cap call charges, says Citizens Advice

Al-Shabab cash targets disillusioned Kenyans

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:20
Al-Shabab propaganda targets young men in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods, but it is the money that persuades them to sign up, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.

Sports attendances 'top 67m in 2014'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:12
Attendances at professional sports events in the UK topped 67 million in 2014, according to analysis by Deloitte's sports business group.

VIDEO: How do you move a sick tiger?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:11
A British animal lover flies a tiger from a bankrupt Greek zoo to a sanctuary in California for treatment.

How is Islamic State funded?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:08
Islamic State is 'probably the best-funded terrorist organisation' the US has ever confronted, according to officials in Washington. Watch this interactive video for details on how the group makes money.

'May fails citizenship test' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:06
The report into the way the UK has been dealing with citizenship applications makes front pages, with some papers questioning Home Secretary Theresa May's role.

VIDEO: Weather bomb: Why the new exotic name?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:02
Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language

VIDEO: Palm-sized drone follows you round

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:02
A team of researchers at University of Delft are developing pocket drones, designed to help you get around the city.

VIDEO: The 'star man' from the Amazon

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:02
A tribal elder's mission to keep his culture alive

How extremist groups raise money

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:00
How extremists fund their fight through crime

VIDEO: 'Crisis' for India's cotton producers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:58
India's cotton producers say they are at a crisis point because of falling demand and plunging prices. The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports on the problem.

Brazil company executives charged

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:57
Brazilian prosecutors charged 35 executives from the country's largest engineering companies in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.

Abbott wants 2017 indigenous vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:50
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people, saying he wants a referendum in 2017.

VIDEO: Brand and Farage clash on immigration

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:47
Comedian and campaigner Russell Brand calls UKIP leader Nigel Farage a "pound shop Enoch Powell", during a Question Time debate on immigration.

Film damage drives out SeaWorld boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 13:27
The head of SeaWorld resigns as the amusement park struggles to attract visitors, in the wake of a 2013 film criticising its treatment of killer whales.

Everton 0-1 FK Krasnodar

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:59
Everton's much-changed side fall to a Europa League defeat as Krasnodar's Ricardo Laborde strikes a first-half winner.

Gamekeeper guilty of killing bird

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 12:46
A gamekeeper is found guilty of killing a rare bird and setting traps illegally to capture two others on an Aberdeenshire estate.