International News

Gaza rivals 'agree 72-hour truce'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 19:46
Israel and Hamas agree to a 72-hour humanitarian truce to begin in Gaza on Tuesday morning, officials and Egyptian mediators say.

NY man being tested for Ebola virus

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 18:06
A US man who became sick after visiting West Africa last month is being tested for Ebola in hospital in New York, health officials say.

VIDEO: Ukrainian soldiers retreat to Russia

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 18:04
The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia's border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ''under intense pressure''.

World Bank launches $200m Ebola fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:47
The World Bank announces that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance to help West African countries contain the Ebola outbreak.

British 'angels' who braved WW1 trenches

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:24
Two British nurses braved heavy fire with Belgian troops in WW1

Why so many ships fly Panama's flag

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:12
Why do so many ships fly the Panamanian banner

The rebel mothers seeking lost children

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:57
The ex-fighters seeking children they were forced to give up

LinkedIn in $6m labour settlement

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:42
LinkedIn agrees to pay $6m in wages and damages after an investigation finds it failed to account for all the hours worked by its employees.

Nigeria army 'atrocities' uncovered

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:07
Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, where the military is fighting Islamist militants.

'Victorian exam system fails pupils'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:06
England's exam system is "unimaginative, little changed from Victorian times" and fails to prepare students for the modern workplace, says the headmaster of Eton.

Dell develops mood-reading tech

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:03
Dell Research says it is working on mood-reading software that could be ready for sale within the next three years.

DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:00
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.

Euro forest disturbances increasing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:57
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.

Britons 'liable to UAE Sharia courts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:54
The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.

Detroit porch killer testifies

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:43
A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch testifies he fired because he refused to be a victim in his own home.

In pictures: WW1 anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:24
Ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain joined World War One

Death in the digital age

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:17
How the funeral industry is getting a technology makeover

'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 events

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:12
A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "Lights Out" event conclude a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One.

Riot damages reforms are questioned

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:11
Insurers have warned that proposed changes to the Riot Damages Act could lead to higher premiums or reduce access to insurance.

Antibiotics use for colds 'rising'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:08
There has been a 40% rise in the proportion of patients given antibiotics for coughs and colds since the turn of the century, a study suggests.
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