International News

Toll of kids missing from school

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:43
More than 2,600 children as young as three have disappeared from schools for prolonged periods and some never found, figures reveal.

VIDEO: 'My son was killed fighting in Syria'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:34
Women Without Borders, the female counter terrorism group, has met in Vienna in Austria, in an attempt to try to halt the spread of terrorism.

Australian lender sells UK loans

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:33
National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.

Half of rail lines at flooding risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:32
Almost half of the length of Devon and Cornwall's main rail lines are at risk of flooding because of climate change, an internal Network Rail report says.

Greece's Syriza prepares for power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:14
Giorgos Christides reports from Greece on the rise of Syriza under leader Alexis Tsipras.

VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:14
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.

Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:10
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

Downton expects Cook to stay captain

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:05
ECB managing director Paul Downton says he would be surprised if Alastair Cook is not captain at the World Cup.

Trinidad's music pirates still at large

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:02
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large

Thwarting retail's 'returnaholics'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"

Portas criticises 'slow' shops action

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
Retail guru Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" in response to her 2011 review into how to rejuvenate struggling High Streets.

VIDEO: Russian same-sex couple's fight

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets a couple - Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova - who have defied prejudice to marry in Russia, where same-sex marriage is still not permitted.

FA must stamp out diving - McClaren

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:55
Derby County manager Steve McClaren calls on the Football Association to take retrospective action against divers.

Venezuelans in US sanction protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:53
Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.

Terror in Sydney - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:46
The hostage-taking that shocked Australia is the lead story in most of the day's papers, with powerful images of people fleeing the scene on front pages.

VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:43
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.

Does culture in the North need help?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:30
The government is trying to boost culture as part of its plans for a "northern powerhouse". With great music, drama and art, does the north of England need it?

Councils flex muscle in search for local power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:18
Could super-councils be the next stage in the devolution of power from Whitehall, asks Prof Tony Travers?

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:08
Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales and the battle against dementia

Russia raises interest rate to 17%

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:40
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.