Personal tools
You are here: Home Library News News

World News From BBC

Foley 'barbaric murder' shocks West  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:54:18 GMT
The US, UK and France voice abhorrence at the apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley by an Islamic State (IS) militant. 
Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:28:23 GMT
Hamas says militant chief Mohammed Deif is alive and leading its response to Israeli air strikes that killed 19 people in Gaza, including his wife and child. 
Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:45:30 GMT
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say. 
Liberia troops enforce quarantine  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:04:06 GMT
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola. 
Fierce fight for east Ukrainian town  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:18:52 GMT
Ukrainian government and rebel forces both claim control of a small town after fierce fighting, as the death toll among civilians mounts. 
Attorney General to visit Ferguson  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:51 GMT
The US Attorney General is due to arrive in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of continuing protests over the police shooting of a black teenager. 
Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:17:01 GMT
Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers. 
Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:22:03 GMT
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients. 
India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:19:25 GMT
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95. 
Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:54:39 GMT
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients. 
Gandhi murder film sparks protest  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:09 GMT
Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday. 
India 'man-eating' tiger killed  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:46:25 GMT
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India. 
VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:45:51 GMT
There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC. 
VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:01:25 GMT
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights. 
VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:55 GMT
From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference, Def Con.