International News

AUDIO: Tackling police corruption and drug use

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:40
There are changes taking place in the way allegations of police misconduct and corruption are dealt with in England and Wales.

Spider-style sensor for vibrations

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:39
By copying organs found in spiders’ legs, engineers build a sensor that can detect tiny vibrations, including speech and blood flow.

Man charged in 'slavery' inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:36
Police charge a man with false imprisonment, rape and child cruelty in a suspected slavery case in London.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:33
MPs take evidence for their inquiry into the progress of Universal Credit.

Labour remembers the deficit

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:32
Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour's first pledge for the next Parliament: to "cut the deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS" and not to initiate any policies that require "additional borrowing".

Zuma's son blamed for road death

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:26
A South African inquest rules that President Jacob Zuma's son was negligent in a car accident which caused the death of a woman.

Council exec loan cars cost £115k

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:25
A lease hire car scheme for more than 20 managers costs a west Wales authority more than £115,000, it admits.

Russia raises interest rates to 10.5%

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:21
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 10.5% from 9.5%, the second hike in six weeks, as it seeks to combat inflation.

Lightning causes more power cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:05
Thousands of customers are without power in north west Scotland as lightning strikes continue to cause disruption to the electricity network.

Your pictures: Night time

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 02:04
Readers' photos on the theme of "night time"

Russian Baltic moves 'unprecedented'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:59
Poland complains of "unprecedented" Russian military activity in the Baltic Sea region, saying Nato is being tested but is not at risk of attack.

Rogen 'objected to Kim Jong-Un edit'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:58
Film-maker Seth Rogen objected to making changes to his new film The Interview, about an attempted assassination on Kim Jong-Un, "to make North Koreans happy", leaked emails reveal.

MP seeks debate on new porn laws

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:50
New restrictions on online British porn content shown in the UK should be debated by Parliament, says Lib Dem Julian Huppert.

Ex-DJ Ray Teret jailed for rapes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:37
Former DJ Ray Teret is jailed for 25 years for a series of rapes and indecent assaults in the 1960s and 1970s on girls as young as 12.

Ebola dead piled up in hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:36
Health officials in Sierra Leone discover scores of bodies in a remote diamond-mining area, raising fears that the scale of the Ebola outbreak may be underreported.

Up to 100 vehicles stranded in snow

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:34
Up to 100 vehicles are stranded after snow blocks a section of the A68 on the England-Scotland border.

McLaren confirm Button and Alonso

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:33
Former world champions Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso will drive for McLaren in 2015.

Palestinian minister's funeral due

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:13
Palestinians gather for the funeral of a government minister who died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers at a protest in the West Bank.

Nice advice for first-time mothers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 01:08
Should first-time mothers be warned that they are likely to end up travelling for care if they opt for a home birth, asks Anthony Reuben?

Myanmar bar accused of Buddha insult

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 00:59
A New Zealander and two Burmese men running a bar in Yangon are accused of insulting Buddhism over a flyer depicting Buddha with headphones.