International News

Few new dads take extra paid leave

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:24
Fewer than one in 50 new fathers are using their right to extra paid time off if their partner goes back to work after having a baby, latest figures suggest.

Weekendish: The origins of chunder and Slender Man

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:15
The origins of chunder and other reads from the site this week

France rail strike halts many trains

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:07
A strike by train staff in France - already three days old - halts many rail services and is set to run into the weekend.

'No NI21 action' over sex claims

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:03
The NI21 political party decides no action will be taken over allegations of inappropriate sexual activity by its leader, it is understood.

Mother and newborn girl in M40 crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:03
A woman in her late twenties is killed and her newborn baby girl in the same car is airlifted to hospital after a collision on the M40, police say.

African elephants' 'survival threat'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:02
The survival of Africa's elephants is under threat, with estimated poaching levels well above their birth rate, an environmental report says.

Police 'misled' on school abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 08:00
Police investigating alleged paedophiles linked to a residential school were not shown a crucial report which should have led to arrests, an ex-detective says.

Open prison 'loses 89 inmates'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:49
Eighty-nine prisoners are unaccounted for after walking out of Ford Open Prison in West Sussex, the BBC learns.

Miliband 'sorry' over Sun picture

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:45
Ed Miliband apologises for any offence caused after he posed with a copy of the Sun newspaper, amid criticism from Labour MPs.

Vote to retain Suu Kyi election ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:34
A parliamentary committee in Burma votes to retain a constitutional clause barring opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from standing for president.

'Problem' in early years inspections

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:27
Ofsted has a "fundamental problem" with the quality of its inspections of early years education, says the Pre-School Learning Alliance.

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:20
Egypt asks YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted during a rally supporting the country's newly elected president.

Thai junta lifts nationwide curfew

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:09
The military junta running Thailand lifts a nationwide curfew imposed when they seized power last month following anti-government protests.

How rape and violence returned India to the headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:07
How rape and violence returned India to the headlines

Trump skyscraper sign 'tasteless'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:05
Businessman and Apprentice star Donald Trump is fighting with the mayor of Chicago over a sign one architecture critic has labelled as "egotistical".

Hodgson urges supporters to believe

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:01
England manager Roy Hodgson asks supporters to believe in his side as they prepare to start their World Cup campaign.

England lose in World Cup semis

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:52
England's men fail to reach the World Cup final as they slip to a 1-0 defeat by hosts Netherlands.

Rival Scots industry visions set out

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:39
The campaigns for and against Scottish independence set out their plans on boosting industry.

AUDIO: New online shopping rules explained

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:38
New regulations have come into place which give online shoppers better consumer rights.

Froome keeps Dauphine lead after crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:34
Britain's Chris Froome crashes near the end of stage six but retains his 12-second lead at the Criterium du Dauphine.
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