International News

N Korea defends rights record at UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:40
North Korea presents its own human rights report at a rare UN briefing, acknowledging it runs "reform through labour camps" but denying abuses.

Hong Kong talks set for Friday

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:39
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and government officials say they will meet to discuss political reforms on Friday, after weeks of unrest.

Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:33
The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.

VIDEO: 'Attitudes to mental health changing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:23
Young people are driving a change in attitudes towards people with mental health issues, Stan Collymore claims.

The 27 artists (and two DJs) in BBC Music video

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:12
The 27 artists (and two DJs) who star in BBC Music video

Ordinary beauty - Edwin Smith's striking photographs

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:06
Texture and light in Edwin Smith's images of everyday life

7 questions on the Great British Bake Off

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:02
Do you know your soggy bottoms?

Speakers' Corner in pictures

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:59
Debate and disagreement at London's Speakers' Corner

Does wellbeing promote good mental health?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:55
Does looking after your mental wellbeing really work?

By-election campaigns enter last day

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:38
Candidates in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections are entering a final day of campaigning.

Clegg sets mental health wait limits

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:26
Nick Clegg unveils the first waiting targets for mental health treatments in England ahead of his Lib Dem conference speech.

Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:37
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.

VIDEO: Night of clashes at Turkey protests

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:36
At least 12 people are killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.

Canada approves anti-IS air strikes

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:29
Canada's parliament votes to allow the country's military to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:00
A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".

US Ebola patient on kidney dialysis

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:39
The first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis, as officials monitor those with whom he came in contact.

Wonga TV advert banned by regulator

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:27
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.

Twelve dead in Turkey Kurd protests

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:11
Kurdish protesters vent their fury at Turkey's lack of military support for defenders of a Syrian border town being attacked by Islamic State.

Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:08
A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.

VIDEO: Ray Cole 'overwhelmed' at release

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:07
A British man jailed for "homosexual acts" in Morocco has said he was "overwhelmed" to be released.