International News

Firms 'fail to support education'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:08
Major global businesses give £1.7bn per year to education, say researchers. But they are told that much more is needed.

Al Murray to stand against Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:01
Comedian Al Murray is to stand in his guise as The Pub Landlord against UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the general election.

Quickenden could play in non-league

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:43
Non-league Gainsborough Trinity are in discussions to sign I'm A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden.

AUDIO: When phone ringtones hit back

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:41
When ringtones hit back: Listen to some examples of when politicians are interrupted by mobile phones.

Gold rush threat to tropical forests

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:36
Rising demand for gold is leading to the loss of tropical forests in South America, scientists warn.

Broad praises 'powerful' batting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:26
Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.

Avatar 2 delayed to 2017 by Cameron

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:25
Director James Cameron says the Avatar sequel is to be delayed a year and will now be released in 2017.

Ryanair to test smartphone movies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:22
Ryanair says it plans to start streaming movies and TV shows to passengers' tablets and smartphones within the coming months.

Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.

Video game auction nears $100,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
An auction on the site, which runs until Friday, has gone from $5,000 to nearly $100,000 in a little more than a week.

Gales and rain to follow after snow

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:09
More severe weather is on the way with gale force winds and rain bringing the risk of flooding, forecasters say.

Man accused of Boehner murder plot

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:57
A barman is charged with plotting to shoot or poison senior Republican John Boehner, because he says he was rude to him when he served him at a country club.

Afghan arrests over school attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:46
Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.

Who What Why: How do you climb a smooth rock face?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:36
Two men are free climbing the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan rock formation - how do they hold on to the smooth surface?

Schoolboy bus row over Scottish £10

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:36
A schoolboy has to walk for an hour in pouring rain and freezing temperatures to get home after two bus drivers refused to accept a Scottish banknote.

Curiosity rover clobbers Mars rock

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:27
The American space agency's Curiosity rover smashes up the latest rock it was trying to drill on Mars.

NHS chief denies assaulting wife

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:25
An NHS health chief from Norwich steps aside from his post to face a charge of assaulting his wife.

Randox creating 540 new jobs in NI

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:25
Medical company Randox announces 540 new jobs in one of the biggest expansion projects in its 30-year history.

Brits line up for Oscars race

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:20
Who's in the race for this year's Academy Awards?

May defends 'snoopers' charter' plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:10
Theresa May says "innocent lives will be put at risk" if her plans for more online data surveillance are not implemented.

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