International News

Virgin Australia buys out Tigerair

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:12
Virgin Australia will buyout loss-making budget carrier Tiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54), the airline said on Friday.

Ebola alert in US expands to Ohio

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:56
US health officials say a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick for four days before diagnosis, and she took two domestic flights in that time.

VIDEO: 'Rotten' kiss and sign off on live TV

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:50
Presenter Andrew Neil has unexpected help from John Lydon as he signs off the live political programme This Week.

No Security Council seat for Turkey

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:41
Turkey fails to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council, with members voting in favour of Spain and New Zealand instead.

Terror inquiries 'stretching police'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:35
Police are "stretched" dealing with an "exceptionally high" number of investigations into Islamist-related activities, Scotland Yard says.

HK police clear more protest sites

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:10
Police in Hong Kong launch a dawn operation to clear a pro-democracy protest site in the Mong Kok area of the city.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's 'umbrella' art movement

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:06
The umbrella, which has become a symbol of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has spawned an art movement all of its own.

New disease 'killing amphibians'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:47
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

Abram Games: Posters that framed the nation

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:44
Why was the woman on this war-time artwork banned?

From silver mine to wet plate

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:27
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru

Asghar family to meet Foreign Office

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:20
The daughter of a man from Edinburgh who is on death row in Pakistan is to discuss his case with the Foreign Office in London.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:19
What did the Apprentice candidates say?

Summit to tackle human trafficking

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:19
A UK-wide summit aimed at tackling human trafficking - described as 'the slavery of our times' - is to be held at the Scottish Parliament.

Awareness signs in vegetative patients

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:09
Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.

Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:07
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.

Falling oil prices: Winners and losers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
As oil prices fall, who will be the winners and losers?

Trendy offices: Your workplaces, your pictures

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
Ball pit meeting rooms and other unusual workplaces

The world's fastest ambulance

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
The world's fastest paramedics at 300km/h

VIDEO: The changing Russian menu

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
After President Putin banned fresh food imports from the West, Russian menus began to change. Now, many believe the sanctions will boost the local economy, as Sarah Rainsford reports.

VIDEO: The world's fastest ambulance?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.