International News

MH370 sea search contractor named

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.

UK to explore Bitcoin use - Osborne

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 18:05
The government is to explore the role that digital currencies such as Bitcoin could play in the financial system and whether they need to be regulated.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria

Are £1 home schemes a success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Are the two cities' £1 homes schemes a success?

Can we overcome our dread of comets?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Why have humans been stricken with a dread of comets?

How did Lego become a gender battleground?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:39
Should Lego be providing role models for girls?

The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
The Hip Hop artists who rap ghostwritten rhymes

The men who saved JFK's life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
A man who rescued JFK in the Pacific in WW2 dies aged 93

Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:32
A spike in searches for Bitcoins can be a good predictor of an imminent crash in its value, suggests research.

US general killed by Afghan soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:31
A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.

Play 'boosts children's development'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:30
Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, a study reaffirms.

VIDEO: Injuries in Times Square bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:20
Fourteen people were injured, three of them seriously, in a traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in Times Square in New York.

US Gotham series set for Channel 5

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:18
US drama Gotham, based on life in the famous fictional city before the arrival of Batman, is to air on Channel 5 in the UK this autumn.

Kerry: US investment helping Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:57
US investment in Africa is fighting extremism, bringing stability and improving Africans' lives, US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC.

Super units 'needed for stroke care'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:52
Stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals, experts say.

Daily aspirin 'cuts cancer deaths'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:50
An analysis suggests taking a small dose of aspirin every day can prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers.

France to speed up arms for Lebanon

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:50
France says it will speed up a delivery of weapons to Lebanon, as clashes between the army and Syrian rebels continue despite a temporary truce.

Wiki wars: Wikipedia's inner battles

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:48
Epic battles over Star Trek and a cute polar bear

'Weekly fix' syringe ad criticised

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:38
An advert featuring a syringe and needle and the words "the weekly fix" is criticised by the advertising watchdog.
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