International News

Colombia suspends bombing of Farc

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:46
Colombia's President Santos suspends bombing raids against Farc rebels for a month to support continuing peace talks between the two sides.

Why the surge in Muslim prisoners?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:42
The rise in Muslim prisoners in England and Wales has been far greater than the Muslim population increase. The BBC's Danny Shaw looks at possible explanations.

Publisher's Mum campaign fails - or does it?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:31
Publisher's Mother's Day campaign fails - or does it?

In pictures: Syngenta Photography Award

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:28
Award-winning photos on the theme of scarcity and waste

A life-changing mistake

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:23
The couples who were given the wrong babies

'I'm 39 and have Alzheimer's disease'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:21
Former soldier's struggle with early onset Alzheimer's

Attitudes to apprentices 'out-dated'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:11
The skills minister says apprenticeships can take participants "as far as they want to go", despite the "out-dated" attitudes of many parents and teachers.

A woman on a mission to save Italy's pigs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04
A woman on a mission to save every pig in Italy

Government 'fails children in care'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:03
Children in care 'get a raw deal' and the government is not doing enough to help them, MPs have said in a report.

On board the world's biggest ship

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:02
How do you unpack the world's largest ship?

Older workers 'boost jobs for young'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45
When people in their 50s stay on in the workforce, it creates more, not fewer, jobs for younger people - according to a government-backed report.

Cigarette plain packaging vote due

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:41
MPs are expected to approve the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes later.

Small firms 'treated unfairly' - MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:33
The UK's top financial regulator is urged to review a compensation scheme it set up for small firms who were victims of mis-selling by banks.

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:30
Emergency plan to help teach Syria’s refugees

Argentine probe in helicopters crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:29
Argentine officials are investigating the helicopter collision that killed eight French nationals, including sports stars, and both Argentine pilots.

Inflation targeting: Has it worked?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:28
Inflation targeting is now 25 years old, and while there are challenges to central banks' 'inflation targeting consensus', so far it has survived.

Skin cancer drug fast-tracked on NHS

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:14
An experimental cancer drug has been fast-tracked to NHS patients under a new government scheme in England.

Centenary of wartime ship disaster

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:13
On this day a century ago nearly 200 crew died in a World War One maritime disaster off the coast of Galloway.

MSPs consider Longannet's future

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:11
The future of the huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife will come under scrutiny at Holyrood later.

VIDEO: The day Serb police massacred my family

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:11
In March 1998, Adem Jashari, leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, was killed by Serb police along with 50 members of his extended family.