International News

NZ skydivers bail before plane crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 19:58
Thirteen people on board a small plane, including the pilot, parachute to safety as their aircraft crashes into New Zealand's Taupo Lake.

VIDEO: Beijing metro price 'squeezing poor'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 19:02
Despite it being one of the biggest and busiest in the world, the Beijing metro is making huge losses and the government is raising fares.

VIDEO: Fresh fears as oil prices fall again

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:56
The price of oil is continuing to fall around the world and the benchmark Brent Crude has fallen to its lowest level for five-and-a-half years.

VIDEO: Lucky escape as car smashes into office

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:38
Workers in a real estate company in Toledo in southern Brazil had a lucky escape when a car crashed into their office.

VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:29
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.

Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:51
Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent collision have been unveiled at CES.

Hillsborough families attend service

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:24
Families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster attend a service to mark the relocation of a memorial to the tragedy.

Asian shares continue to fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:08
Asians stocks continue to lose ground on Wednesday as further falls in oil prices, together with concerns over the eurozone's economy, fuelled investor worries.

'Record-breaking' Homecoming 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:25
A record-breaking two million people attended more than 1,000 Homecoming events across Scotland last year, VisitScotland says.

Do party leaders really win elections?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:14
The media often focuses its coverage of elections on the merits of party leaders - but are they really that important to outcome, asks Prof Archie Brown.

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:00
A trial of a potential drug to treat Ebola has started at a Medecins Sans Frontieres centre in Liberia.

Obama's five key Middle East battlegrounds in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:55
BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus identifies five key Middle Eastern problems that need to stay high on President Obama's agenda in 2015.

Schools 'struggle' with self harm

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:54
Schools are struggling to cope with the number of pupils self harming, two major teaching unions say.

In pictures: In Shackleton's footsteps

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:50
The Antarctic people treading in Shackleton's footsteps

'Hospitals just can't cope'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:42
Just one story, the crisis at Britain's over-stretched Accident & Emergency departments, dominates Wednesday's newspapers.

Children's mental health 'a worry'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:29
Parents in the UK are more likely to worry about their children's mental well-being than any other health issue, suggests research.

Furore over novel depicting Muslim-run France

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:26
A provocative new novel stirs fierce debate

FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:26
A "deeply personal" picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, warned the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission.

VIDEO: Out of the ashes of 9/11, a new church

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:19
The Greek Orthodox church at Ground Zero

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:14
Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics and cartoons?