International News

Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:42
The suffering of India's brick kiln workers

The illusory calm of Australia's deadly ocean currents

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:41
The perils of ocean currents in Australia's waters

Hollywood heavyweights combine for Last Vegas

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:39
Hollywood heavyweights combine for the first time

Search for man missing in river fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:38
A search is being carried out for a man who is believed to have fallen into the River Stour in Dorset.

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:36
The BBC's Peter Bowes describes the experience of fasting five days each month, for a clinical trial of a restricted-calorie diet.

Mental health call on young jobless

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:28
Young people who are unemployed need more help to deal with the psychological effects, a leading charity says.

Multi-hazard warning system tested

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:27
An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US state of California.

Young people 'nothing to live for'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:25
As many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, a study for the Prince's Trust charity claims.

VIDEO: How Vermeer painted perfect pictures

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:10
Tom Brooks meets the documentary maker who looks at how the Dutch painter Vermeer created his most famous paintings.

VIDEO: How rip currents work

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:08
Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.

Record deals changing for digital age

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:04
Do major record labels need to change for digital age?

Ethiopia aims to create entrepreneurs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:00
Creating a new generation of entrepreneurs

Deadly car bombs hit Mogadishu hotel

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 15:46
Two car bombs kill at least 10 people at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab Islamist militants.

Torch-lit far-right march in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 15:34
Ukraine's far-right Svoboda party holds a torch-lit procession through the capital Kiev, to mark the birthday of a WWII-era partisan leader.

Van Gerwen wins PDC world title

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 14:58
Dutchman Michael van Gerwen wins the PDC World Championship by defeating Scotland's Peter Wright 7-4 in the final.

Moyes furious over referee's decisions

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 14:10
David Moyes says it is "scandalous" that Manchester United were not awarded a penalty during their 2-1 defeat by Tottenham.

Fresh Prince actor James Avery dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 13:14
American actor James Avery, best known for playing Will Smith's uncle in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died aged 68, his publicist confirms.

UN calls for truce in South Sudan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 13:04
The UN demands an immediate ceasefire after more than two weeks of fighting in South Sudan, as the warring factions prepare for peace talks.

In pictures: New Year's Day deluge

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 12:42
2014 begins with a deluge and fresh flood warnings

New York's new mayor sworn in

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 12:31
Bill de Blasio pledges a liberal agenda as he is formally inaugurated as mayor of New York City, the first Democrat to hold the post in more than 20 years.

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