International News

The price of peace in Colombia

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:19
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.

VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:18
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.

How much can UK campaign hurt IS?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:12
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.

WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:10
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:08
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:05
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola

Ukraine's 'cyborg' defenders at Donetsk airport

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 17:02
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire

Timothy Spall: How I became Turner

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:59
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film

Independent review of Ofsted urged

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:57
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.

Australia urged to send Ebola medics

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:57
Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:46
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:36
Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:13
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:10
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:10
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:08
Laurie Goode's fleeting role as a Stormtrooper in Star Wars 38 years ago still has an impact on his life today

Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:07
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:05
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:02
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.

Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:52
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.
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