International News

US court upholds LA condom law

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:40
A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.

Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:21
Researchers in Brazil discover a "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.

Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 17:03
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.

Gay Russians in fear as attacks increase

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:49
Gay Russians gays see big rise in homophobia

German naval assault on UK recalled

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:41
When the German Navy shelled UK civilians during WW1

MPs urge changes to new planning law

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:34
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.

Gay marriage law comes into effect

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:14
A new law allowing those in same-sex relationships to get married in Scotland comes into effect.

Yoga may protect heart, study finds

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:10
Doing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research suggests.

VIDEO: The refugees behind America's Christmas turkeys

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:47
The refugees behind America's turkeys

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:45
Has China really got the largest economy in the world?

School exam appeals drop

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:44
There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.

Toll of kids missing from school

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:43
More than 2,600 children as young as three have disappeared from schools for prolonged periods and some never found, figures reveal.

VIDEO: 'My son was killed fighting in Syria'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:34
Women Without Borders, the female counter terrorism group, has met in Vienna in Austria, in an attempt to try to halt the spread of terrorism.

Australian lender sells UK loans

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:33
National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.

Half of rail lines at flooding risk

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:32
Almost half of the length of Devon and Cornwall's main rail lines are at risk of flooding because of climate change, an internal Network Rail report says.

Greece's Syriza prepares for power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:14
Giorgos Christides reports from Greece on the rise of Syriza under leader Alexis Tsipras.

VIDEO: 'Biggest battery' could cut energy bills

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:14
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.

Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:10
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

Downton expects Cook to stay captain

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:05
ECB managing director Paul Downton says he would be surprised if Alastair Cook is not captain at the World Cup.

Trinidad's music pirates still at large

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 15:02
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large