International News

Down's blood test 'would cut risk'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 16:15
A blood test for Down's syndrome can reduce the number of pregnant women needing risky tests, say UK doctors.

Cameron wants world corruption purge

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 16:08
UK Prime Minister David Cameron will urge world leaders at the G7 summit to take corruption more seriously in the wake of the Fifa scandal.

End of the line for rail vouchers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:41
Millions of rail passengers who suffer travel delays will soon be able to claim refunds in cash, after a major policy change, the BBC learns

VIDEO: The intricate beauty of maps

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:08
The annual map fair is being held in London, but who collects maps and why are some of them worth so much?

'Banker bashing' and homework ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:03
An easing of the pressure on the banks and the prospect of a ban on homework at one of the country's top schools make the front pages.

How a couple’s photos became a meme

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:00
How one couple’s wedding photos went viral

The Mexican town 'governed by gangs' goes to the polls

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:00
Mexico mid-term polls in the shadow of drugs trade

Have 1,200 World Cup workers really died in Qatar?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:00
Have 1,200 World Cup workers really died in Qatar?

How 1970s deodorant is still doing harm

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:00
How deodorant from the 1970s is still doing harm

VIDEO: Cuban baby crocodiles 'return home'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 14:45
Ten baby crocodiles have arrived a hatchery in Cuba after being transferred from a zoo in Sweden.

VIDEO: Should the UK be proud of Crossrail?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 14:41
Newsnight's David Grossman asks if Britain can still boast of engineering prowess as Crossrail's 26 mile tunnel is completed.

Neymar hails Barca strikers' bond

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 14:40
Barcelona's Neymar says his friendship with fellow strikers Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is the key to their success.

Billion could see Women's World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 14:22
The World Cup could reach up to a billion TV viewers as hosts Canada kick off the biggest staging of the tournament on Saturday.

Scotrail operator hit by scandal

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 13:51
Scotrail will not be affected by a scandal that has hit the Dutch company that runs the franchise , the Scottish government has said.

Wells won 1980 gold 'with honesty'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 13:44
Former British sprinter Allan Wells denies drug allegations and says he won his Olympic gold with "honesty and commitment".

Sculptor defends 'vagina' artwork

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 13:14
The British sculptor Anish Kapoor comes under fire for artwork in the French palace of Versailles that has been called "dirty" and "gross".

Savers trying to bend pension rules

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 13:06
Cash-strapped savers are trying to bend pension transfer rules, financial advisers are warning.

Scotland 1-0 Qatar

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 12:44
Matt Ritchie's first Scotland goal gives Gordon Strachan's side a workmanlike win over Qatar in their friendly.

Haas team rule out Patrick for 2016

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 12:41
The American Haas team effectively rule out signing US female racer Danica Patrick for their debut Formula 1 season next year.

Woman says Hastert abused her brother

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 12:40
A woman says former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert sexually abused her brother while Mr Hastert worked as a high school teacher in the 1970s.