International News

Ambassador 'suspect in girl beating'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:55
US police say Equatorial Guinea's ambassador is suspected of beating a girl with a chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

Abuse scandal latest and jihadist fears - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:49
Repercussions of a report on organised child sex abuse in Rotherham continue to make headlines, while some papers focus on conflict in Iraq and Syria.

Health boss claimed £30,000 expenses

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:05
The £232,000-a-year chief executive of two health trusts claimed up to £30,000 in expenses over the past year, it emerges.

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:36
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.

US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:21
A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.

English children's lives 'less happy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:36
English children are less happy and satisfied than youngsters in developing countries, a new survey suggests.

VIDEO: Twitter's map of Mid-East conflict

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:22
How people are reacting across social media in the Gaza-Israeli conflict.

TV white space could be a lifesaver

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:21
Could unused TV signal improve rural broadband?

VIDEO: TV crew member killed filming robbery

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:16
A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.

Shaking off the 'kilted straitjacket'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:13
How Scottish national identity shook off its 'kilted straitjacket'

Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of war

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:07
Did Arthur Conan Doyle predict submarine warfare?

Chile navy's first openly gay sailor

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:54
A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.

Labour plans technical universities

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:48
Labour is calling for technical universities to be created as part of a blueprint for reshaping the higher education system to create a hi-tech, high-income economy.

Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:36
Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

Scottish business confidence 'falls'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:09
Business confidence has fallen in Scotland despite firms reporting strong sales growth over the past year, a report has found.

Red squirrels face leprosy threat

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:03
Scotland's red squirrels are facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, according to scientists in Edinburgh.

Guns a part of American childhood

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:39
Why guns are a part of American childhood

Southern California sees giant waves

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:23
Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.

VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:18
David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:01
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
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