International News

Prayers held for US church victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 20:37
Prayers are held in South Carolina and across the US after the killing of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston.

Sleeping driving instructor sacked

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 20:12
A driving instructor who was photographed asleep in a car with a learner at the wheel is sacked.

Brazil senators flee Venezuela attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:55
A group of eight Brazilian senators on a visit to Venezuela to meet a jailed opposition leader say they had to flee after their bus was attacked.

Dreamland set to open to revellers

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:51
A funfair that formed the centrepiece of seaside days out for generations of day-trippers to Kent is reopening after an £18m restoration.

Why is the yoga day stressing India?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:49
Why is India in a twist over yoga day?

Yarn bomb victim thanks vandals

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:41
A yarn bomber in a Hertfordshire town says vandals who repeatedly remove her woollen artwork and throw it around are doing her "a big favour".

Schools put on front line against extremism

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 18:21
From the beginning of next month, head teachers will be expected to play a much bigger part in preventing extremism.

Thailand confirms first Mers case

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:36
Thailand confirms its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the deadly virus that has killed 24 people in South Korea.

Entourage 'not misogynistic'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:30
Entourage stars laugh in the face of critics

Call to expand new stroke treatment

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 17:02
Doctors urge the government to make an effective new stroke treatment more widely available across Scotland.

Many over-65s 'shun public transport'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:58
The public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society in England, with many never using it, a report says.

Council faces further £100m of cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:55
Scotland's largest council is forecasting that it may need to make a further £100m of cuts and savings in the next two years.

Nominations close for Labour posts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:48
Nominations are to close later in the contest to replace Jim Murphy as Scottish Labour leader and to choose a new deputy leader.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:40
What's the next Game of Thrones book to be called?

The letter that reveals a brutal day at Scapa Flow

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:39
New insight into mass sinking of WW1 ships

Close-up on 'most ambitious game'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:26
Get close to a 'most ambitious game'

A&E inspectors had to intervene

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:24
Hospital inspectors had to intervene to stop two patients on trolleys in a corridor colliding at a "severely overcrowded" A&E, a report reveals.

Charleston shooting opens old wounds

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 16:11
Black churches played a central role in the civil-rights struggle

Eton plans online lessons for China

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:59
Eton College is going to launch online tutorials for schools in China.

The women who science forgot

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 15:58
Many female scientists in the past were not given credit for their achievements - here are just a few of them.