International News

Google rents 'biggest billboard'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 20:38
Google is the first company to rent the world's biggest digital billboard, which is eight storeys high and situated in New York's Times Square.

'Panic room' benefit change challenge

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 20:30
Government changes to housing benefit should not apply to people whose spare room has been converted into a safe refuge to protect them from a violent ex-partner, lawyers will argue later.

Epileptics 'falling foul of the law'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:56
People with epilepsy could face criminal prosecutions because police and prosecutors fail to recognise their condition, a charity warns.

Mounted police 'boost public trust'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:28
Levels of public trust and confidence in police are higher when officers are deployed on horseback, a report assessing the value of the patrols suggests.

Protest clashes at HK legislature

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:13
Clashes take place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday.

Councils warned over child sex abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:03
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the education watchdog warns.

Ebola research receives $5.7m boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 18:32
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $5.7m to launch a programme that uses plasma from Ebola survivors to try to treat the illness.

VIDEO: 'We're going back to origins of life'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 18:05
The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed.

Is US monopoly on soft power ending?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 18:03
The US invented the concept of soft power, and pioneered its use, but does it work, and are other nations cottoning on, asks Ritula Shah?

VIDEO: Mum's pain over missing beauty queen

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:54
Four people are being questioned by police over the disappearance of a beauty queen and her sister in Honduras.

Auditors' warning over council cuts

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:53
The government only has a "limited understanding" of the impact of budget cuts on local authorities in England, the National Audit Office says.

The price of holding back the sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:33
Who should pay to keep East Anglia dry?

Sun boosts UK lightning strikes

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:22
The number of lightning strikes across the UK has been significantly affected by solar activity, according to new research.

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:17
A British-led consortium outlines its plans to land a robotic probe, paid for by public donations, on the Moon in 10 years' time.

Bob Marley cannabis brand launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:07
The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley launch what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand.

Diabetics denied vital prescriptions

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:54
Patients with diabetes are missing out on vital prescriptions that let them keep tabs on their condition, despite repeated warnings, says a UK charity.

NHS to publish surgeon outcomes data

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:54
Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is to be highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.

VIDEO: A timelapse tour of UK airspace

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:52
A timelapse video showing thousands of planes coming in and out of the UK has been released by National Air Traffic Services.

Anonymous versus the Ku Klux Klan

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:31
Hacktivists tackle far-right group with social media attacks

James Brown biopic sings true

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:12
Get On Up shows James Brown 'warts and all'