International News

Bid to make Eid and Diwali holidays

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:38
MPs are set to debate an e-petition aiming to make Eid and Diwali public holidays in the UK.

VIDEO: Elephantom draws on War Horse skills

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:36
Ross Collins's book Elephantom has been transformed into a show by the team behind the hugely successful War Horse.

AUDIO: Osborne on pensions advice plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:33
Chancellor George Osborne discusses a new initiative to supply savers with free independent pensions advice.

South Sudan rebels 'break ceasefire'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:26
The United Nations (UN) accuses South Sudanese rebels of violating a ceasefire by launching an offensive to recapture its former headquarters.

MH17 plane crash: EU moment of decision

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:21
Tougher sanctions on Russia are bitter pill for EU too

Ukraine conflict unsettles six players

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:18
Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refuse to fly back to Ukraine after a friendly in France due to concerns over the conflict.

FGM training for public sector staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:07
Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

VIDEO: Akruba hats: Keeping it in the family

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 01:03
For more than 130 years one family has been making Australia's most famous range of hats - Akruba.

Liverpool close on Origi and Lovren

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:33
Liverpool close in on deals to sign Southampton defender Dejan Lovren and Lille striker Divock Origi.

Stars pay tribute to James Garner

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:31
Hollywood stars including Sally Field and Tom Selleck pay tribute to actor James Garner, who died on Saturday aged 86.

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:23
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.

VIDEO: Monty Python cast take final bow

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:20
Comedy troupe Monty Python performed their last show on Sunday at London's O2 Arena.

PM unveils agriculture research fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:16
A fund worth £17.8m aiming to foster innovative agricultural techniques is unveiled by PM David Cameron.

Sainsbury's harnesses waste power

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 00:03
A Sainsbury's superstore comes off the National Grid, to be powered directly by electricity generated from its own food waste.

Kerry attacks Russia over MH17 crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 23:23
US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.

Compensation call for Trojan staff

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 23:12
A Birmingham MP says teachers forced out of schools involved in the Trojan Horse allegations deserve to be compensated.

VIDEO: Do disabled children miss out on PE?

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 22:45
PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.

Commonwealth Games Flags Quiz

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 22:38
Which Commonwealth country, which banner?

Boy injured in weapon incident

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 22:00
A 15-year-old boy is in hospital with a head injury after an incident involving a weapon in the east end of Glasgow.

Chinese TV firm to create 70 jobs

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-20 21:54
One of China's largest TV manufacturers hopes to create 70 jobs after opening its European manufacturing headquarters in Port Talbot.
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