International News

German ranchers killed in Paraguay

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:37
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.

Campaign challenges blasphemy laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:24
BBC Social Affairs reporter John McManus looks at the use of blasphemy laws across the world, and a new campaign to challenge them.

VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:19
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children.

The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:10
Why has a BBC News Online story about Finnish babies in cardboard boxes been so popular?

The tennis entourage can pay its way

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:06
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage

The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:06
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx

How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:04
Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas?

Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:04
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Police corruption efforts criticised

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:01
Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Lynch finally opens up to the media

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:57
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch finally opens up to reporters in the build up to the Super Bowl.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:48
Liverpool chase Ings, Chelsea close in on Cuadrado, Anderson could leave Man Utd, Spurs plan Everton exchange, plus more.

Djokovic & Wawrinka await semi-final

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:54
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka and world number one Novak Djokovic will meet for a place in the Australian Open final.

Labour peer backs private role in NHS

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:39
Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:28
At least 25 people, including soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by suspected Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, state TV says.

Amazon posts modest holiday profits

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:17
The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

US Congress passes Keystone approval

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:46
The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.

Portugal gives Jews 'return rights'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:41
The Portuguese government grants citizenship rights to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from the country five centuries ago.

Sleeping driver caused fatal crash

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:36
A man admits falling asleep at the wheel seconds before his car crashed into another, killing the driver.

Google profits up nearly 30%

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:31
Internet giant Google reports fourth-quarter profits of $4.76bn, up nearly 30% from the same period a year before, but revenue misses Wall Street expectations.

VIDEO: Gunman arrested at Dutch TV station

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:30
A gunman has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS after disrupting the main evening news, reportedly demanding airtime.