International News

US planes search for Nigerian girls

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:48
The US reveals it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Colombian paramilitary boss arrested

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:38
A Colombian paramilitary suspected of killing Carlos Castano, boss of the country's largest paramilitary group, is arrested in the city of Medellin.

Fish discards ban 'could harm' wildlife

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:37
A ban on skippers throwing unwanted fish back into the sea may actually be bad for the environment, according to academics.

VIDEO: House explodes after police killing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:25
A policeman has been shot dead by a man who was later killed in a house fire, according to authorities in New Hampshire.

Exactly what does the phrase Boko Haram mean?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:21
Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has gained notoriety with the kidnapping over more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. What precisely does the group's name mean?

Deep-sea 'graveyard' discovered

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:19
The discovery of a deep-sea graveyard is shedding light on the fate of dead ocean giants, scientists report.

Turtles learn from drift experience

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 02:12
Scientists try to understand why adult turtles select the migration destinations they do by combining ocean-current and satellite-tracking information.

Stalking victim 'failed by police'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:58
A stabbing victim makes a complaint about police who logged 125 reports of stalking before she was attacked, but "failed to act".

Parents reveal school run fears

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:46
Over two fifths (41%) of parents are aware their child has had a near-miss traffic accident on their journey to or from school, says a transport charity.

VIDEO: Mortensen on playing the bad guy

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:33
Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen has stepped away from Middle Earth for his latest role - playing a 1960s con artist in Two Faces of January.

US warns Beijing on South China Sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:27
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns China that the introduction of a drilling rig into seas disputed with Vietnam is "provocative".

AUDIO: 'Many more midwives needed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:18
Louise Silverton and Maureen Treadwell discuss draft guidelines that suggest healthy women should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit or at home.

Tributes paid to rugby great McLeod

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:06
Tributes are paid to Scottish rugby great Hugh McLeod, from Hawick, who has died at the age of 81.

Three river death kayakers named

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 01:05
Three men from the same family who were killed after going kayaking together in the River Tyne are named.
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