International News

'Fiasco' over disabled benefits - MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:53
Changes to benefits for sick and disabled people have led to a "fiasco", causing unnecessary distress to thousands of people, MPs warn.

VIDEO: Mountain blasted to build telescope

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:05
The top of a 3,000m-high (10,000ft) mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

Suarez revels in England retribution

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:02
Uruguay match winner Luis Suarez says the 2-1 World Cup win over England brought him retribution against his critics.

Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:00
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day nine of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

VIDEO: World Cup pirate sites 'challenging'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:52
Piracy control specialists, Irdeto, estimate nine million people watched the World Cup match between Germany and Portugal on illegal streams. How does the industry tackle it?

'Sunday league-standard' defending costs England

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:50
Pundits' verdicts on England's performance against Uruguay

Hodgson 'not considering resigning'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:44
Roy Hodgson insists he will not quit his job as England manager despite his side being on the brink of World Cup elimination.

Rushdie receives Pen Pinter prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:35
Sir Salman Rushdie, acclaimed and controversial author of The Satanic Verses, is named as the recipient of this year's Pen Pinter prize.

Disabled children 'bullying victims'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:27
Primary school pupils with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to endure persistent bullying, research suggests.

Alliance to narrow education gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:26
A campaign to tackle educational inequality is being launched by an alliance of employers, teachers' organisations and children's charities.

Speedboat death wife in safety plea

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:15
Victoria Milligan, whose husband and daughter were killed in a speedboat accident, urges other boat users to wear a safety "kill cord".

Government welfare policy expanded

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:12
The government's flagship welfare policy, Universal Credit, is set to be introduced in 90 jobcentres across north-west England, the work and pensions secretary says.

Caution: Elves

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:03
The country where 'hidden folk' can stop traffic

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:01
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

The macabre world of books bound in human skin

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:59
The macabre world of books bound in human skin

VIDEO: Highlights: Japan 0-0 Greece

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:56
10-man Greece hold out for a 0-0 draw against Japan in their 2014 World Cup Group C match at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

Council report due on baby ashes

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:55
A City of Edinburgh Council report into the cremation of babies at Mortonhall Crematorium in the capital is due to be released later.

Call for controls on fixed-odds bets

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:55
Gamblers in Glasgow bet more than £200m a year on controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals , an investigation has revealed.

Worms live longer when starved

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:44
Tiny nematode worms "stop ageing" when they are starved and can go on to live twice as long as normal, a new study shows.

VIDEO: Crossing Mexico in a 'spacecraft'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:28
How two men crossed Mexico on abandoned train tracks

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