International News

Simplify voter registration, say MPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:18
People should be able to register to vote on an election day itself to help address the growing deficit in democratic engagement, MPs say.

'No change' ahead in mix of MPs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:16
The educational background of the House of Commons is unlikely to change much after the general election, according to a charity's study.

Dawlish rail closure 'cost £1.2bn'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 18:03
The destruction of the railway line in Dawlish one year ago could have cost the UK economy up to £1.2bn, a report claims.

Kerry to hold key talks in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:48
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Ukraine, as Washington mulls whether to send weapons to help Kiev fight pro-Russian rebels.

UK anti-Semitism hits 'record level'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:46
Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level of more than 1,100 last year, the Community Security Trust says.

MPs urge Britain to step up IS fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:39
MPs call for the UK to do more in the battle against Islamic State, voicing "surprise and deep concern" at its level of involvement so far.

Teams seek Taiwan plane missing

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:23
Rescue teams in Taiwan are continuing to search for 12 people who remain unaccounted for after a plane crashed in a river, killing 31.

Nato readjusts as Ukraine crisis looms

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:18
Nato draws up new strategy as Ukraine crisis looms

Are you feeling better yet?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 17:01
Disposable income is rising towards pre-crisis levels.

Families of Mexico's missing students refuse to give up

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:57
The BBC's Mexico correspondent Katy Watson asks why the relatives of 43 students who disappeared in the south-west of the country in September refuse to give up their search.

Are the rich winning a cultural class war?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:55
Is it becoming more difficult for people from working-class backgrounds to make an impact in the arts, asks Samira Ahmed?

How strong is Islamic State in Libya?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:49
How powerful is Islamic State in Libya?

Viewpoint: Talking about mental health is just the first step

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:48
Talking about mental health is half the battle

How have passport photos changed in 100 years

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:42
How passport photos have evolved over 100 years

VIDEO: Greste: How I coped in prison

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:36
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was freed on Sunday after more than a year in an Egyptian prison, tells reporters how he and his colleagues, who remain in jail, coped with life behind bars.

Sheep thrills as Shaun hits cinemas

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:28
Shear delight as Shaun The Sheep hits the big screen

Venezuela seeks mediation with US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:16
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.

VIDEO: What does a singer with Down's Syndrome sound like?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 16:02
Debate over a Down’s Syndrome teenager’s singing ability

ECB toughens its stance on Greece

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:56
The European Central Bank (ECB) toughens its stance with Greece, by restricting financing to the country's banks.

Yum swings to a loss on China sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 15:44
Yum Brands, the owner of KFC and Taco Bell, swings to a loss after sales in China fail to recover from food safety scandals.