Personal tools
You are here: Home Library News News

World News From BBC

Turkey clamps down on Syria border  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:07:57 GMT
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town. 
Ukraine to pull back artillery  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:01:32 GMT
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says. 
Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:26:15 GMT
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to join an initiative divesting from fossil fuels, and putting money into clean energy. 
Tesco probe into £250m profit error  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:12:54 GMT
Tesco suspends "a number of people", including four executives, as it launches an inquiry into why its half-year profit forecast was overstated by £250m ($400m). 
Thousands of HK students at boycott  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:47:25 GMT
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory. 
Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:04:26 GMT
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis. 
Abbott: Security before some freedom  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:18:22 GMT
Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week. 
S Leone hails lockdown 'success'  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:10:41 GMT
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended. 
Mars Maven mission arrives in orbit  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:32:34 GMT
The US space agency's (Nasa) latest Mars satellite arrives successfully in orbit above the planet, in a mission to study its high atmosphere. 
Russia plans for internet crisis  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:11:40 GMT
Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report. 
Pakistan appoints new spy chief  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:48:26 GMT
Pakistan names a close ally of the army chief to head the country's feared Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency. 
Afghan soldiers missing from US base  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:26:04 GMT
Three Afghan soldiers participating in a joint exercise at an American base in Massachusetts are reported to be missing. 
VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:36:18 GMT
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide. 
VIDEO: Jude Law: "DRC gone off the radar"  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:19:43 GMT
During a trip to the troubled region of Eastern DRC, British actor Jude Law called for more international attention to be given to the country. 
VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:01:50 GMT
Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people.