International News

School spending is below inflation

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:54
Most councils in Scotland have cut spending on education in real terms, according to a report by the Accounts Commission.

VIDEO: Maersk 'disappointed' with China

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:14
Maersk tells the BBC it is "disappointed" at China rejecting plans for an international shipping alliance - that would have saved the industry hundreds of millions of dollars in the long term.

Diabetes gene 'raises risk tenfold'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 17:01
A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes is discovered.

Suicide alert 'may have backfired'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:59
US warnings about the risk of suicide in young people prescribed antidepressant medication may have backfired, research suggests.

'Poor white pupils' free school plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:56
A free school to open in Barnsley aims to raise the aspirations of white working class children - identified as the lowest-achieving group.

Top jazz musician Horace Silver dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:53
One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, dies aged 85 in the US.

Uruguay: Anything for England to fear?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Lack of pace, defensive frailty and doubts over Luis Suarez - BBC Sport's Ben Smith gives his verdict on Uruguay.

Longer flights to curb vapour trails

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Condensation trails in the sky caused by aircraft could be eliminated by re-routing flight paths, say scientists.

New attack on drug-resistant bugs

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:42
Scientists find a new route to attack antibiotic-resistant bacteria by blocking the mechanism they use to build their exterior coating.

Chemical iris for tiny phone cameras

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:40
A new type of iris which uses chemicals instead of mechanical blades has been designed for smartphone cameras.

Unknown Pablo Neruda poems found

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:37
Chile's Pablo Neruda Foundation has found 20 previously unknown poems by the late Nobel prize winner while cataloguing some of his manuscripts.

Demise of the printed dictionary?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:36
Is this the end for the printed Oxford English Dictionary?

VIDEO: Greek man sings his way to Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:08
How a song got one football fan to Brazil

VIDEO: Highlights: Cameroon 0-4 Croatia

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:57
Alex Song sees red as Cameroon are knocked out of the Fifa World Cup after losing 4-0 against Croatia in their Group A match.

Paxman hosts his final Newsnight

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:51
The BBC's Jeremy Paxman presents his final edition of Newsnight, after 25 years on the programme.

VIDEO: 3D street painting and more art stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:23
A road in a university campus in China is transformed with one of the largest and longest 3D paintings in the world, a collection of bonsai trees could sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction in Hong Kong - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Pattinson leaves Twilight behind

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:19
Animal Kingdom director David Michod, is back with a new Australian film The Rover, staring former Twilight star Robert Pattinson.

Fifa's £19m film with Sepp Blatter as a hero

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:16
The £19m Fifa film where Tim Roth plays Sepp Blatter

Outlaws on the open road

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:12
Outlaws on the open road

England pick Burns at 10 over Cipriani

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:08
England pick Freddie Burns at fly-half in one of seven changes for Saturday's third and final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.
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