World News Stories
16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:36 Chinese leaders are pushing for reforms to boost growth at home China’s economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than what many were expecting. But it is a … Continue reading
16 April 2014 Last updated at 04:00 By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent Families will be told whether they have their preferred primary school place Parents will find out whether they have got their preferred primary school place, as … Continue reading
16 April 2014 Last updated at 03:29 By Brian Milligan Personal finance reporter, BBC News Benefit sanctions are one reason for increased use of food banks, it is claimed A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food … Continue reading
15 April 2014 Last updated at 23:58 British commanders must “bear a degree of responsibility” for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said. The … Continue reading
New York’s police department has disbanded an undercover spying operation against Muslims which rights groups said was baseless and unfairly targeted people solely because of their religion. Civil liberty groups on Wednesday welcomed the disbandment of the “Demographics Unit” while … Continue reading
Heavily armed men have kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a day after a deadly bombing in the African state’s capital. No one claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s kidnapping, … Continue reading
At least one person has been reported dead and six people were injured as a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of passengers sank off the country’s south-west coast. The country’s coast guard received a distress signal on Wednesday from the … Continue reading
Russia has said Ukraine is lurching towards a state of civil war after Kiev began military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, seizing control of an airfield. The acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, said his forces had on … Continue reading
16 April 2014 Last updated at 00:14 New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton (left) is said to have met with critics of the controversial surveillance programme prior to its termination The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret … Continue reading
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