International News

Coup failed, Burundi mutineer says

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:15
One of the leaders of the attempted coup in Burundi says that the plot has failed, as the president says he is back in the country

WW1 objectors recognised in archive

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:10
A list of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.

VIDEO: Woman 'recovering' after bear attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:00
A woman who was attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia is recovering in hospital.

The Muslim women fighting radicalisation

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:54
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, Nazir Afzal, outlines five things he has learned from Muslim women's groups.

Human rights law is Gove's big challenge

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:51
The Conservative government has pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act - but what will take its place, asks Clive Coleman.

Is exam stress eased by small pigs?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:42
Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves

Call for ambulance response shake-up

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:35
A senior Scottish paramedic calls for a new system of targets for ambulance response times to reflect which incidents need a fast call-out.

Scottish Power's 'record complaints'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:34
Scottish Power receives the highest number of complaints ever for a UK energy provider in a three-month period, according to Citizens Advice.

Shaun the Sheep statues go on show

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:30
The first giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, decorated by local artists, are going on show before a public art trail opens across Bristol this summer.

More beaches face quality failures

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:18
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.

Candy Crush maker shares plunge 14%

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:16
Shares of the maker of popular mobile game Candy Crush fall as much as over 14% in after hours trading after it warned of weaker profits.

Cyprus peace talks to resume

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 16:48
The leaders of the divided Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus are due to resume UN-brokered peace talks, which were broken off last year.

PM and Sturgeon to discuss new powers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 16:42
Increasing powers for the Scottish Parliament will dominate the agenda when David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon hold talks in Edinburgh later.

VIDEO: Karachi massacre: Shia bus dead buried

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 16:31
A mass funeral has taken place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for victims of a militant attack on a bus carrying minority Ismaili Shia Muslims.

China to invest $50bn in Brazil

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:51
China is planning to invest up to $50bn (£32bn) in Brazil for new infrastructure projects - including a new Pacific-Atlantic railway link.

UKIP 'meltdown' and 'the Scottish lion roars'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:37
A furious row in UKIP around Nigel Farage's leadership of the party, and David Cameron's likely difficult visit to SNP-dominated Scotland are two of Friday's big stories.

The home of free speech

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:36
Photographer Philip Wolmuth on his pictures of London's Speakers' Corner taken over the past 35 years.

Why do we sleep?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:33
New research is giving scientists an insight into why we sleep and what happens when we do it.

Does Germany have a trade union problem?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:23
Germany's trade unions are becoming more assertive, says Jenny Hill - but government plans could counter their approach.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:22
Why is Johnny Depp in trouble in Australia?