International News

Tackle arts diversity or 'face cuts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:44
The Arts Council announces plans that could see organisations face a cut in funding if they fail to improve diversity.

Diplomats guilty of tobacco fraud

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:36
Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.

Man City open £200m training complex

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:36
Accommodation with decor designed by sleep experts is a key element of Manchester City's new £200m training complex.

VIDEO: 'I can last a week without eating'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:31
The number of people using food banks is rising to unprecedented levels, according to a parliamentary report on hunger. The BBC's Michael Buchanan speaks to the families struggling to feed themselves.

Prince William in first Obama talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:21
The Duke of Cambridge meets US President Barack Obama at the White House before addressing the World Bank on wildlife crime.

VIDEO: Uber cabs ban after Delhi 'rape'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:20
Delhi's transport department bans the use of Uber taxi-booking services in the city after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger.

Peer sorry for 'poor can't cook' remarks

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:12
Conservative peer Baroness Jenkin apologies after saying "poor people don't know how to cook".

Anger at Turkish school faith plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 07:07
Proposals to introduce compulsory religious classes for young children in Turkey face heavy criticism from opponents.

Man crushed under lorry during fight

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:49
A man is killed after being crushed under a lorry following a fight in Edinburgh's Ferry Road.

Oil keeps sliding on oversupply fears

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:47
The price of oil hits another five-year low as fears of oversupply continue to mount.

Typhoon Hagupit: What did the Philippines do differently?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:47
The BBC's Saira Asher reports from Legazpi on how the Philippine authorities learnt lessons from last year's Typhoon Haiyan and saved lives during Hagupit's onslaught.

BP loses latest US oil spill appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:37
The US Supreme Court rejects oil giant BP's latest legal challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

VIDEO: 'Competence or chaos' choice for voters

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:30
Chancellor George Osborne says the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit are a "price that works for our country".

George Boole and the AND OR NOT gates

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:13
George Boole's system of logic is the basis of modern computing.

Car driver dies in school bus crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:12
A man dies and six children are injured in a crash involving a car and a school bus.

Student overdoses after payday loan

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:06
A student struggling for cash overdosed on slimming pills after taking out a payday loan which saw a £100 debt shoot up to £800 in just three months, an inquest hears.

'Shock' at race remark judge claims

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:26
Racial comments allegedly made by a judge about a witness with the surname Patel "shock and sadden" the head of an equality group.

Ofcom: UK broadband coverage patchy

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:25
Mobile and broadband services continue to improve for most British people, but a wide gap still exists between the "haves" and the "have-nots", Ofcom concludes.

UN makes record appeal for aid

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:18
The UN asks for $16.4bn (£10.5bn; 13.3bn euros) for its aid operations in 2015 - much of it going to Syria - in its biggest-ever annual request.

'Speak German at home' row erupts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:16
A call by German conservatives for immigrants to speak German in the home as well as in public triggers a political furore.