International News

Homes 'deliberately razed' in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:17
The Syrian authorities have "deliberately and unlawfully" demolished thousands of residential buildings, says Human Rights Watch.

VIDEO: 'How I made stem cell breakthrough'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:14
Japanese researcher Dr Haruko Obokata has been facing the world's media after her stem cell studies were heralded as a "major scientific discovery."

Actress quits Oxfam in West Bank row

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:52
Scarlett Johansson steps down as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank.

Child porn at dead teacher's home

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:46
Child sex abuse images are found by potential buyers at the home of a dead teacher, sparking a police inquiry.

Nowell & Burrell handed England debuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:45
Jack Nowell and Luther Burrell win their first caps as England make four changes for the Six Nations match against France.

Fulham sign Stuttgart's Kvist on loan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:44
Fulham complete the signing of Denmark international William Kvist on loan from Stuttgart until the end of the season.

Russia names Volgograd bombers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:33
Two suicide bombers who killed 34 people in the south Russian city of Volgograd were members of an Islamist militant group in Dagestan, says Moscow.

Inquiry told of abuse by older boys

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:32
A witness tells the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry that he was sexually abused by older boys at a children's home in Londonderry.

Tanzania manhunt for serial killer

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:31
Police in Tanzania are hunting a lone gunman who has killed eight people and injured three over several nights in the northern region of Mara.

VIDEO: Neanderthals gave us disease genes

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:17
Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a major study in Nature journal suggests.

Sunderland complete Scocco signing

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:12
Sunderland sign Internacional's Argentina striker Ignacio Scocco on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Day in pictures: 30 January 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:07
24 hours of news photos: 30 January

Pair deny forced labour charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:03
A father and son deny forcing a man to work at their farm near Newport over a period of three years.

'No plans' for school holiday change

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:02
Sources close to Education Secretary Michael Gove say the government is not planning blanket changes to extend the school year and day in England.

Team GB in low-key kit for Sochi

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 05:02
Team GB athletes should wear understated kit while travelling to Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the British Olympic Association says.

US 'alleges Russia treaty breach'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 04:57
The US briefs Nato on allegations that Russia has breached a key 1987 nuclear arms treaty by testing a cruise missile, US media report.

Gas deaths 'took away our future'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 04:54
The mother of one of two teenagers who died from carbon monoxide poisoning three years ago says the deaths "took our future away".

Taarabt has medical with AC Milan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 04:51
Morocco international Adel Taarabt undergoes a medical at AC Milan with a view to a season-long loan at the Serie A giants.

Man tracks down life-saving stranger

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 04:46
A video blogger who was stopped by a stranger from jumping into the River Thames in 2008 manages to track down his Good Samaritan.

VIDEO: What is the point of 'the news'?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 04:44
Philosopher Alain de Botton gives his explanation of "the news".

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