International News

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.

VIDEO: Controversy over new Lennon film

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:01
A new film that looks at the events that unfolded the night Beatles star John Lennon was shot, is causing controversy amongst critics and fans.

VIDEO: I couldn't say no to Pulp

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:01
Pulp's keyboardist had arthritis at 16 but can't say no to playing

Row over polish to detect 'rape drug'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:00
Backlash against drug-testing nail polish

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:52
Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Cops crew member killed by US police

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:42
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.

Defender scores and saves in shootout win

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:29
Defender Cosmin Moti saves two penalties in a shootout to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage.

Sanchez showed real fight - Wenger

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:15
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez's performance against Besiktas shows he has the fight to succeed.

Giroud out for up to four months

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:07
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after having surgery on a broken leg.

VIDEO: Rotherham victim gives her account

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:44
A child victim of sexual abuse in Rotherham has told the BBC that "no-one listened or believed me".
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