International News

Childcare places 'must be truly free'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:10
The future government should ensure that all free childcare places in England are truly free at the point of use, peers say.

PPI mis-selling cases 'more complex'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:03
Disputes about payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling are becoming more complex and hard-fought, the financial ombudsman has said.

Rats 'not main cause of Black Death'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:02
Gerbils from Asia rather than black rats were responsible for repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe, a study suggests.

Higher education warnings 'ignored'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:59
MPs accuse the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills of ignoring "repeated warnings about the abuse of public money" over alternative higher education providers.

The card aiming to end Nigerian fraud

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:54
How Nigeria is taking on widespread identity fraud

Militants, migrants and the Med: Europe's Libya problem

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:53
What are the risks of Islamic State militants reaching Europe aboard the surge of migrant boats from Libya? The BBC's Neil Arun reports.

VIDEO: Christian mercy for Islamic State

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:44
The unlikely message uniting Christians and Muslims

Net of things starter kit unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:39
New "starter kit" that promises to let start-ups make their inventions internet capable within minutes is unveiled by ARM and IBM.

Dementia research matchmaker scheme

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:36
An online and telephone scheme has been launched to match dementia researchers with members of the public who want to take part in studies.

'Grandees' careers in tatters'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:34
Tuesday's papers are full of the fall-out from the "cash for access" sting, with some in the press suggesting there could be a crackdown on MPs ' consultancy jobs.

'Nutella jar house blaze' kills dog

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:26
Sunrays shining through a glass jar of Nutella chocolate spread sparked a huge house fire that killed a family's dog, London Fire Brigade says.

A new lease of life for Italy's aqua vitae?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:24
How the drink Italians gulp before battle is making a comeback

Firms flouting minimum wage named

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:22
The government names 70 companies that have failed to pay workers the minimum wage.

Seeing inside dead bodies

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:20
What do pathologists really do?

Greece unveils eurozone reforms

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:13
Greece has unveiled an early summary of the reforms demanded of eurozone leaders in order to secure a bailout extension.

Deciding vote on three-person babies

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:12
Peers will decide later whether to make the historic move to allow the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.

VIDEO: The smart bandage treating wounds

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:09
Dan Simmons looks at the medical devices of the future.

Are low oil prices here to stay?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:08
Oil prices have fallen sharply and are likely to remain low for a number of years, but more fundamental change is around the corner.

Sale of airport 'could take years'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:01
Plans to sell Prestwick Airport back to the private sector are viable but it could take "some years", Audit Scotland says.

Oil and gas industry in 'bleak' 2014

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:01
The UK offshore oil and gas industry saw its worst performance for four decades last year, according to a survey by Oil & Gas UK.