International News

Retail crime 'reaches 10-year high'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:54
Shoplifting, cyber-crime and fraud cost the retail industry £603m in the 2013-14 financial year, the British Retail Industry says.

Australia citizenship for Baby Gammy

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:50
Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand, is granted Australian citizenship, local media report.

Alpari UK 'has potential buyers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:38
The administrators called in to run failed spread betting firm Alpari UK say they have received several inquiries from potential buyers.

Asian shares up on China growth data

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:23
Asian shares traded higher on Tuesday after China's economic growth in 2014 came in above market expectations.

Ukraine security 'is deteriorating'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:07
Monitors in eastern Ukraine warn of a serious deterioration in security as fighting intensifies in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:59
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.

Zambia to vote in presidential poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:55
Voters in Zambia are due to go to the polls in a presidential election caused by the death of Michael Sata last year.

How do we go about saving democracy?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:22
Prof Conor Gearty argues the way to save democracy is to break away from the notion of the nation state.

China's growth slows to 7.4% in 2014

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:20
China's economic growth slows to 7.4% last year from 7.7% in 2013, marking its slowest pace of expansion in 24 years.

Does democracy matter in sport?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:19
Sport and politics have always had an uneasy relationship, but remain inextricably linked, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

Anne Kirkbride: A life of drama

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:02
Anne Kirkbride's life as a Coronation Street legend

Struggling Watson out in round one

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:00
Heather Watson is out of the Australian Open after struggling with illness in a 6-4 6-0 defeat by Tsvetana Pironkova.

Mandela aide race row shows social media perils

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:56
Nelson Mandela aide sparks social media race row

Guards end Manus asylum stand-off

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:55
Guards enter a compound at an Australian offshore detention centre where asylum seekers had barricaded themselves in, removing alleged ringleaders.

Gaddafi's legacy haunts Libya

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:48
Libya has struggled to move on from the Gaddafi years - and the road ahead could still be painful, says John Simpson.

How Palestinian democracy has failed to flourish

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:43
What's to blame for Palestinians' failure to hold fresh polls?

Police force 'to lose 140 officers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:43
Senior sources within Devon and Cornwall Police tell the BBC of plans to lose 140 police officers in the latest round of budget cuts.

VIDEO: Near-miss as US lorry jackknifes

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:30
A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jack-knifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.

Froch 'wavering' over fighting on

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:17
Carl Froch says the thought of never fighting again is "nice" after pulling out of the fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Europe 'faces political earthquakes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:09
Political earthquakes could be in store for Europe in 2015, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the BBC's Democracy Day.