International News

VIDEO: How did TransAsia GE235 crash?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 22:26
Investigators are trying to establish why a TransAsia Airlines plane crashed in Taiwan, leaving 35 people dead.

Painting sale sets $300m record

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 21:11
A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 20:27
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany agree in Moscow to work on a peace blueprint they will put to Ukraine's president on Sunday.

Supermarkets urged to move daffodils

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 20:23
Supermarkets are urged by health officials to move daffodils away from their traditional location near fruit and vegetables - in case they are mistaken for food.

Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 19:30
Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?

Rare Ferrari sells for 14m euros

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 18:43
A rare Ferrari sports car that was found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines sells for 14.2m euros at auction.

Reward paid for 'Fast Eddie' tip-off

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 18:31
A woman who tipped off police about a fugitive who fled to the United States for nearly 20 years is paid a five-figure reward.

Venezuela seizes supermarket chain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 17:44
The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, orders the takeover of a private supermarket chain by the state food agency.

Bombings go beyond Ukraine battle zone

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 17:14
Bombings target Ukraine's military installations, transport infrastructure and civilian facilities.

World premiere of Vivaldi's earliest known work

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:30
Composer's earliest known work is premiered in Florence

Gulf states appeal over Yemen crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:29
Gulf Arab states call for a stronger international response to Yemen after Shia Houthi rebels announce they are taking over government.

British hopefuls ready for Baftas

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:24
Who might win at Sunday's film awards?

'Daughter's poo made me obese'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:19
A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.

VIDEO: Photographing your loves and fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:12
The photographer who captures loves and fears

VIDEO: Are most artists one-hit wonders?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:53
Does Harper Lee prove most artists are one-hit wonders, asks Will Gompertz in his weekly video blog

A good death in Kinshasa

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:49
Putting the fun into funerals in Kinshasa as taboos fade

England win a massive boost - Dawson

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:31
Sir Clive Woodward, Jonathan Davies, Matt Dawson and Rob Jones have their say on the Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

The new Palestinian city that lacks only one thing

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:13
The Palestinian tycoon who built a city that lacks only one thing

Maps that shaped the world

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:10
The story behind five maps that shaped the word

Labour's women board members plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:09
Scottish Labour says it will ensure that at least half of the board members of public bodies in Scotland are women if it wins the next election.