International News

VIDEO: Pharrell and Sheeran win at BBC Awards

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:28
The US producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams has been named named best international artist at the first ever BBC Music Awards with Ed Sheeran named British act of the year.

Prime ministers to resume NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:22
The UK and Irish prime ministers are to resume their roles in cross party talks at Stormont later.

Boys' self-harm A&E visits 'rising'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:01
The number of young boys admitted into accident and emergency units in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show.

Biggest native title claim filed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:45
Australia's biggest native title claim - covering 14.6m ha (36m acres) of land and waters - is filed in a court in Brisbane, Queensland.

Duke to dedicate WW1 truce memorial

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:33
A memorial to the World War One Christmas Day truce, when soldiers stopped fighting and played football, is to be dedicated later by Prince William.

VIDEO: 'Abuse turned me off gaming online'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:26
Nineteen-year-old Matt received death threats and abuse when gaming online, so now he only plays with friends.

Games 'deserve respect' as culture

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:19
Developers call for video games to get the same legal status as TV and film to boost funding for UK industry.

Quiz: Gaming nerd or newbie?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 20:13
How much of a gaming expert are you?

VIDEO: The Acropolis made out of Lego

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 19:51
The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.

Jakarta Post rejects blasphemy claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 19:36
The Jakarta Post defends the publication of a cartoon criticising Islamic State (IS) militants, after its editor was named in a defamation case.

Funds audit clears Islamic charity

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 19:26
Britain's biggest Islamic charity says an audit of its activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has shown no evidence accusations it has funded terrorism are accurate.

US House passes $1.1tn budget bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 18:20
The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.1tn budget hours before government was due to shut down at midnight on Thursday.

McCann probe interviews to conclude

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:51
Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are expected to conclude their questioning of witnesses later.

Asian shares follow Wall St higher

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:30
Asian markets traded mostly higher, following gains on Wall Street after US government data showed strength in the world's largest economy.

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:28
The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first mobile phone app.

VIDEO: Brazilian claims to be a serial killer

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:28
Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.

BBC Music Awards: The verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:22
Stars give their verdicts on first ever BBC Music Awards

Ed Sheeran 'owes career to Spotify'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 16:26
Pop star Ed Sheeran bucks the trend for criticising Spotify, saying his popularity on the site has allowed him to play three nights at Wembley Stadium.

US needs to show it's still top dog

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:55
Could the new defence secretary help to transform the global public image of the Obama administration, asks John Simpson?

Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:49
Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture