International News

Swiss interest rates turn negative

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:22
Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.

Taxi driver fined for guide dog snub

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:21
A taxi driver is fined £2,100 for refusing to carry a blind woman and her guide dog.

VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:17
Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.

China village 'shuns' boy with HIV

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:16
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.

Nigerian militants 'kidnap dozens'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:16
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor tells the BBC.

Inside the mind of a cyclist

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:59
Defying teachers, riding on Christmas Day and learning to bluff - Sir Bradley Wiggins on the psychology of his rise to the top.

Murder accused pensioner goes missing

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:56
An 81-year-old man who is charged with murdering his wife has gone missing, Cumbria Police say.

TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:52
The EU and US are negotiating a deal which they say will free transatlantic trade and boost growth but critics warn is dangerous.

Your pictures of the year 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:52
A selection of the best readers' photos

Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:47
Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.

Free school meals 'for 85% infants'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:46
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.

Stars react to film cancellation

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:36
Hollywood stars react to Sony's decision to cancel The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 23:23
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.

'Rare' Victorian urinal is listed

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:48
A Victorian public urinal is listed by English Heritage for its "special historical interest".

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:46
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

US Fed 'patient' over rate rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:41
US Federal Reserve says it will be "patient" in deciding when to raise interest rates, with most analysts expecting a rise in mid-2015.

Carter to quit All Blacks for Metro

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:40
New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.

Putin to speak amid economic crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:24
President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.

School minibus death inquest to open

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 22:21
An inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a school minibus is set to be opened on Thursday.

Third of uni research 'world class'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 21:59
Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.