International News

VIDEO: Egypt: Crowds' 'fury' at violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 22:15
Rival political groups in Egypt are to mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising which ended in the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.

'Pushy patients' and abortion pills - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 21:08
Two very different stories about medication - a call for UK patients to be "pushy" and a warning over online abortion pills - are among the headlines.

VIDEO: Scots 'surprised' at bear on patio

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 20:21
A Scottish couple on holiday in California have had a close encounter with a bear. Alastair Leithead reports.

Sub-zero to hero on South Pole trek

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:51
16-year-old Lewis Clarke on his record-breaking South Pole trek

People power charts tree pest spread

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:31
A nationwide citizen science study, involving more than 3,500 people, reveals the spread and establishment of the horse chestnut leaf-miner across the UK.

Pregnancy fat 'may alter baby brain'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:25
A high fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase the risk of obesity, researchers suggest.

Peru ends forced sterilisation probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:08
Peruvian authorities clear the government of the ex-President Alberto Fujimori of carrying out a campaign of forced sterilisations in the 1990s.

The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:32
Hamilton Wende visits the site of the Battle of Isandlwana, which took place 125 years ago this month, and hears stories passed by Zulus from father to son.

How Vietnam became a coffee giant

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:29
Think of coffee and you will probably think of Brazil, Colombia, or maybe Ethiopia. But the world's second largest exporter today is Vietnam.

How much do migrants cost or benefit a nation?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:26
Do immigrants contribute more to a nation than they take out?

Anger at Vienna 'far-right' ball

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:13
Thousands of people take part in protest marches in Vienna against an annual ball which is expected to be attended by far-right leaders.

VIDEO: Energy summit: Can UAE ditch oil?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:33
As Abu Dhabi hosts an energy summit, Leana Hosea asks whether a city built on oil could ever become a centre for renewable power.

VIDEO: Deller moves into William Morris' house

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:18
Artist Jeremy Deller takes his Venice Biennale show on the road, starting at Walthamstow's William Morris gallery

Remembering Under Milk Wood at 60

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:02
Under Milk Wood 60 years on from historic broadcast

VIDEO: Tortured 'with approval of state'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:52
Gabriel Gatehouse reports on stories of horrific brutality and intimidation, a violence which some say the Ukrainian state is behind. The authorities deny responsibility.

Hospital told to remove life support

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:34
A Texas judge orders a hospital to remove the life support of a brain-dead woman who is being kept alive because she is pregnant.

VIDEO: Syria sides 'to meet face-to-face'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:27
Syria's opposition and government will meet "in the same room" in Geneva on Saturday after the first day of a peace conference ended with no direct talks.

VIDEO: Multiple explosions rock Cairo

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:21
At least six people have been killed and some 100 more injured in four explosions in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Benefits stopped 'to meet targets'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:15
Thousands of people looking for work in the north-east of England may have had their benefits stopped to meet government targets, the PCS union claims.

Brazil's 'simple' World Cup problems

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:01
Brazil plays down concerns about its World Cup preparations

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