International News

Picture power: A scar on the landscape

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:56
Photographer Nacho Doce's picture of Brazil's Atibainha dam, as parts of the country ensure the worst drought in 80 years.

The persistent appeal of grammar schools

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:54
Why is the appeal of grammar schools so persistent?

Food giant offered 'unreasonable' deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:29
A major UK food manufacturer is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC.

Squirrels are 'climate culprit'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:22
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.

Church moves closer to gay ministers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:12
The Church of Scotland moves a step closer to allowing congregations to appoint gay ministers.

Council tax arrears 'highest in UK'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:10
Scots have the highest level of council tax arrears and payday loan debts in the UK, according to a new report.

Russians fear return to 1998 crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:05
Can Russia avoid economic disaster as rouble plunges?

Greek vote could spark political turmoil

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:05
Greek MPs will vote on a new president on Wednesday but defeat for the government could spark jitters on the markets and a return to political turmoil.

Erdogan battles 'parallel state' in Turkey

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:02
A media clampdown has followed allegations of corruption in a turbulent Turkey as criticism of the Erdogan regime mounts, says Mark Lowen.

Mental health support for mothers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:00
Women with or at risk of mental health problems should receive extra support at all stages of pregnancy and beyond, updated NHS guidelines say.

Ministers criticised over train deals

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:42
A committee of MPs criticises the government after saying taxpayers have been left "bearing all the risk" from purchases of new trains worth £10.5bn.

'Slaughter of the innocents' - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:41
The Taliban attack that killed at least 132 children in the Pakistani city of Peshawar is recorded with powerful images and emotive language in the press.

I may be the last, says Dalai Lama

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:40
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama tells the BBC he realises that he may be the last to hold the title.

The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:39
How every-day life continues despite a civil war

E-cigarettes 'can help smokers quit'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:13
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.

Bill Cosby will not face LA charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:12
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.

Fat 'breathed out' of body via lungs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:08
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.

Boxer Crolla 'attacked by burglars'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:08
Anthony Crolla is in "a stable condition" in hospital after suffering head injuries sustained when confronting burglars.

Mercedes rivalry set to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:05
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.

Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:05
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.