International News

Australia defends asylum-seeker care

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 20:59
Australian minister defends medical care given to an asylum seeker who activists say has been declared brain dead, after he cut his foot.

Toronto Film Festival kicks off

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 20:48
Robert Downey Jr drama The Judge opens the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, where 300 films will be screened over 11 days.

US vets find 43 socks in sick dog

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 19:59
US veterinary surgeons operating on a sick dog discover the cause of their patient's malaise - 43 and a half socks.

The other Forth bridge - 50 years on

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:34
Fifty years of the remarkable Forth Road crossing

Why are scrap dealers portrayed as criminals?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:30
Why are scrapyards seen as sinister places?

Would taxes go up or down?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:28
Would taxes go up or down in an independent Scotland?

Imams plead for UK hostage's release

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:26
Imams across Scotland use Friday prayers to reiterate their opposition to extremism and call for all hostages to be released.

TUC attacks Tories' union curb plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:24
Conservative plans to restrict trade union powers have been denounced by the head of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Referendum campaigns focus on welfare

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:22
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will claim later that independence is an "opportunity for all sectors of Scottish society".

What changes if Scotland votes 'No'?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:19
How a Scottish No vote could still rattle the UK

Disabled singer responds to childhood bullies in song

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:11
How a one-armed singer was told to defy bullies

Murray shown way forward in defeat

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 18:11
Andy Murray's aggressive tactics in defeat to Novak Djokovic in the US Open quarter-finals show the way back to Grand Slam glory.

Spitting fish 'adjust for distance'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:52
Scientists say the jets of water that archer fish use to shoot down prey are precisely tuned, to make maximum impact at just the right distance.

VIDEO: A better battery life to come?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:39
BBC technology reporter Dave Lee talks to industry experts about the issue of battery life at Berlin's Ifa tech show - a regular bugbear for consumers.

Passport Office bonuses revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:39
Details of bonuses paid to more than 3,800 Passport Office workers emerge, just weeks after news of a major applications backlog.

Leaders resuming Nato summit talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:21
World leaders are set to resume their talks at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport as the Nato summit enters its second day.

Brazil tribe tackles illegal loggers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:18
Indigenous people from the Ka'apor tribe in Brazil's Amazon region take the law into their own hands to evict illegal loggers from their ancestral lands.

Bigger classes for budget efficiency

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 17:11
Increasing class sizes in UK schools could make the education budget stretch further without damaging standards, according to an international analysis.

UK abuse probe into murdered TV host

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 16:38
Police in the UK are investigating sex abuse allegations made against a murdered US television host.

VIDEO: Tropical paradise in suburban Bristol

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-04 15:50
How a man transformed his Bristol garden into a tropical oasis