International News

Crossrail extension plans considered

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:20
Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are being considered by the government, the transport secretary announces.

UK interest rates held again at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:16
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

Doctor Who gets red carpet premiere

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:12
Stars of the cult sci-fi TV show Doctor Who greet fans at a red carpet event in Cardiff as the first episode of the new series is given its world premiere.

UK police forces reveal FGM figures

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:11
Police reveal the number of suspected female genital mutilation cases investigated over the past three years - but some refuse to give figures.

Row over Palestinan flag plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 03:01
A row breaks out over Glasgow City Council's plans to raise the Palestinian flag over the city chambers on Friday.

Monkey 'selfie' 'led to lost income'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:56
A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" claims he has lost £10,000 in income over the past two years.

Google to prioritise secure websites

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:52
Google says it will give preference to more secure encrypted web pages in its search rankings from now on.

Five steps to landing on a comet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:46
How do you land a spaceship on a comet?

VIDEO: Airport weapon check 'can be hacked'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:45
Airport security screening technology is vulnerable to hacking, a security researcher has warned at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

Celebrities call for Scots No vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:44
Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench urge Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.

Liberia declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:37
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

A third 'to access flexible pension'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:37
An estimated 130,000 retirees a year will take cash out of their pension pot under new flexibility rules, the UK tax authority has estimated.

Bake Off return attracts 7.2 million

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:34
The Great British Bake Off returned to TV screens, with its first episode attracting an average 7.2 million viewers.

Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:29
The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.

AUDIO: Mum: Why I left children in hot car

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:19
A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.

'Sexual fiend' jailed for life

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:16
A 46-year-old man who attempted to rape a nine-year-old girl and raped three women is jailed for life.

Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 02:03
US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.

Justice Department 'faces £47m cuts'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:53
Justice Minister David Ford says his department is facing a budget cut of at least £47m, once further cuts are brought in in October.

Your pictures: Railways

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:52
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"

VIDEO: William Morris inspires new computer game

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:50
The Strawberry Thief collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the gaming industry is bringing William Morris online.
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