International News

'Big rise' in school absence fines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:42
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the term-time holiday ban, BBC research suggests.

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

VIDEO: When Americans trusted their government

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:07
As America marks 40 years since Richard Nixon left the White House, the BBC looks at five decades of polling on the public's trust in government.

VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

VIDEO: Trapping badgers 'vital' in TB fight

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 05:03
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.

Day in pictures: 7 August 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 04:41
24 hours of news photos: 7 August

Your pictures: Railways

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 01:52
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"

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