International News

Pregnant refugees end Darwin standoff

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 18:00
Two heavily pregnant refugees are taken into a detention centre in Darwin, ending a three-day standoff, Australia's immigration department says.

Q&A: Jessie Burton

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:51
Author Jessie Burton on the story behind The Miniaturist

VIDEO: Obama's call for police body-camera

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:44
US President Barack Obama has requested $263m (£167m) to improve police training, pay for body cameras and restore trust in policing.

Pope Francis builds bridges in Turkey

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:28
Pope Francis didn't put a foot wrong in Turkey, says Caroline Wyatt, but there is much to be done to build relations with the Muslim majority.

More support urged for gifted pupils

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:21
The ablest pupils in English state schools need more help to reach their potential, says an education charity.

Private colleges' £5m 'funding error'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:11
The public spending watchdog is warning about a lack of funding controls for overseas students at private colleges, with £5m paid to ineligible students.

Is Tunisia a role model for the Arab world?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:59
Tunisia's version of the Muslim Brotherhood has steered the country towards stability, says Owen Bennett-Jones, but challenges remain.

Thai suspects appeal for witnesses

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:44
Friends of two British tourists murdered in Thailand in September are being urged by the suspects' lawyer to come forward with information.

Brazil ex-president 'not poisoned'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:43
Forensic experts in Brazil fail to find traces of poison in the remains of former President Joao Goulart, who was deposed in a military coup in 1964.

VIDEO: The German making serious news a YouTube hit

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:23
Just one of the topics for Germany's hottest YouTube star

Mother challenges NHS ombudsman

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:16
The mother of a young woman who died in hospital challenges the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman in the High Court.

VIDEO: Life in Kobane after airstrikes

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:06
Alan Johnston reports on life in the Syrian town of Kobane, following airstrikes targeting IS militants in the town.

VIDEO: Serkis on Star Wars trailer reaction

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:04
Actor Andy Serkis says fans' reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is "extraordinary."

FBI warns of destructive malware

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:55
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns US businesses that cyber hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks.

New city plan, and 'shameless Madonna'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:31
Plans for a new garden city and other expected Autumn Statement announcements share space in Tuesday's papers with a lot of exposure for singing star Madonna.

Strange uses for old cop shops

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:22
Strange uses for old cop shops

Church may select first woman bishop

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:16
The Church of England may choose its first woman bishop as candidates are considered for the top job in Southwell and Nottingham diocese.

Controversial DNA test comes to UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:14
A personal gene test that has been banned in the US has been approved for use in the UK by regulators.

Phone scammers 'net £23.9m in a year'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:13
The amount of money lost to phone scammers has tripled in a year, prompting a major awareness campaign.

Atoning for the sins of a brother

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:13
Colombian drug lord’s sister who leaves notes on his victims’ graves