International News

Strong UK GDP figures expected

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:00
Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.

Social mobility: The downside?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 17:21
Is there a downside to increased social mobility?

Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 17:18
Ukraine's president and opposition agree to scrap an anti-protest law that had fuelled demonstrators' anger, the presidency says.

The Fab Four and other famous faces - snapped by Harry Benson

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 17:10
Fifty years of famous figures - snapped by Harry Benson

When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:43
It is 200 years ago since the last frost fair took place on a frozen Thames. Could such hedonism be repeated today?

China's state-sponsored pop star

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:38
China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia

Mexico 'captures drug cartel leader'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:33
Mexican forces have arrested one of the four leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the violence-wracked Michoacan state, officials say.

Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:32
Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.

EastEnders 'must reflect' London

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:31
BBC One's EastEnders must reflect "the modern world" and changes in London, having been "frozen in aspic" for too long, the soap's new boss says.

VIDEO: Tough choice for India manufacturing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:28
India's manufacturing sector has been hit by higher interest rates, but policymakers say the measure is necessary to rein in inflation.

Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:23
How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality

US student 'set himself on fire'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:19
A teenage student in the US state of Colorado has suffered severe burns after setting himself on fire in his high school cafeteria, authorities say.

VIDEO: London and Sheffield: A tale of two cities

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:15
The economic gap between London and cities in the rest of the UK, like Sheffield, has widened, according to new research.

VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:07
The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.

UN urges end to ransom payments

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.

VIDEO: Can social mobility have a downside?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
Reeta Chakrabarti asks if social mobility could have a downside by dislocating people from their origins.

VIDEO: The secret world of London's Mail Rail

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:03
Explore the 'total darkness' of London's Mail Rail

Do children make good entrepreneurs?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:02
The secrets of being a young entrepreneur

VIDEO: Airbnb chief responds to controversy

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:01
Airbnb is shaking up the travel industry by allowing home owners to rent out rooms to tourists - but its business model is facing controversy.

VIDEO: State of the Union: Is anyone listening?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 16:01
Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address, the BBC's Katty Kay asks Washington insiders what he can achieve in 2014.

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