International News

Lack of sleep 'link to diabetes'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 18:48
Getting too little sleep in the week and having to make up at the weekend may contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Kayak victim was off-duty policeman

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 18:28
A man whose body was found after an empty kayak was spotted in the Firth of Forth was an off-duty officer, Police Scotland say.

Eritrean life in pictures

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:59
And other images of life from normally inaccessible Eritrea

Top EU diplomat to visit Cuba

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:46
Top EU diplomat Federica Mogherini announces a visit to Havana later this month in another sign of Cuba's growing ties with the West.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:33
Campaign against Facebook emoji and other trends of the week

Can Berlusconi stage a comeback?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:22
The overturning of a conviction for under-age sex raises the possibility of a return to frontline politics for Silvio Berlusconi, says Mark Duff.

Deadly bus plunge in southern Brazil

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:21
A bus plunges off a cliff near the city of Joinville in southern Brazil, killing at least 32 people.

Nick Clegg: Lib Dems 'here to stay'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 17:13
The Liberal Democrats are "here to stay", and will defy poor poll predictions in the general election, Nick Clegg will tell party supporters later.

Catching Jackie with Aristotle Onassis

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:55
Sneaking on to Onassis's yacht to catch him with Jackie Kennedy

'Improve end-of-life care for all'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:49
Social care should be free to everyone at the end of life, a report by the Commons Health Committee which also calls for better recording of what people want in their final days says.

US issues alert for Riyadh embassy

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:31
The US embassy in Saudi Arabia cancels all consular services for Sunday and Monday due to "heightened security concerns".

The art of the political memoir

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:22
Why do politicians like writing their memoirs - and why do we read them?

Volunteering with the Kurds to fight IS

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:20
Fighters from the UK and the US are among foreign volunteers who increasingly find themselves on the front line fighting IS in Syria.

Funding of £2m for surgery robots

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:19
Scottish government funding means robots could be helping perform prostate cancer surgery in Scotland within next two years.

Call for oil tax reform in Budget

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:17
Scotland's deputy first minister has renewed calls for a "fundamental" change to oil and gas taxation ahead of this week's Budget Statement.

What happened to WW2 POW camps?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:07
What happened to British prisoner of war camps?

Islamic State battles Libyan militia

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:06
Fighting rages in Libya between Islamic State fighters and a militia alliance from the west of the country, near the city of Sirte.

Di Maria 'will stay at Man Utd'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:04
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says winger Angel Di Maria will remain at Old Trafford next season.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:02
Gareth Bale to return to the Premier League, Celtic want Steven Gerrard on loan, Danny Ings to join Man Utd, plus more.

Murray eases to win over Pospisil

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 15:47
Britain's Andy Murray is through to the third round at Indian Wells, defeating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-3