International News

The shopping basket that reveals what we eat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:58
How has the typical basket of goods changed since 1947?

Crowds throng Manila as Pope visits

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:49
Filipinos turn out in Manila as Pope Francis begins his visit, with a presidential welcome and a Mass later in the day.

Stress 'stops empathy for strangers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:45
Stress is what stops us feeling empathy for people we do not know, suggests a study from North America.

Closing eyes 'aids memory recall'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:45
Closing your eyes when trying to recall events increases the chances of accuracy, researchers at the University of Surrey suggest.

A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:36
A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.

US jackpot winner accused of fraud

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:35
Officials in the US state of Iowa arrest a lottery employee named as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar ticket.

Schools to face double inspections

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:31
Some schools in England could be visited twice on the same day by different Ofsted inspectors to test the reliability of findings.

Where dolphins and fisherman are no longer friends

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:30
Where fishermen and dolphins are no longer best friends

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:22
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

VIDEO: In search of Myanmar's rare dolphin

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:20
Dolphin numbers along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River have declined to such an extent that they are now listed as critically endangered, and those that remain are now wary of human contact.

Armenia clashes over Russian soldier

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:53
At least 12 people are injured in Armenia police clash with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier accused of killing a local family.

Unions holding oil and gas talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:26
Unions leaders and the offshore body Oil and Gas UK are to hold talks about the future of the industry in Aberdeen on Friday.

US climbers aim to inspire others

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:22
Two Americans say they hope their historic 19-day climb up the sheer face of El Capitan rock in California will inspire others.

Watchdog questions UK aid spending

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:22
UK aid may not have been spent as effectively as possible because of the need to hit targets, the spending watchdog says.

Record numbers use Scottish food banks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:20
A record number of adults and children relied upon food banks in Scotland in December, according to new figures obtained by the BBC.

Almost 1m voters missing - Labour

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:12
It's a scandal that almost one million voters are "missing" from the electoral register in England and Wales, Labour leader Ed Miliband is to say.

Nigeria leader visits attack victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:09
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes his first trip to the violence-hit north-east since 2013, following massacres by Boko Haram militants.

Why would anyone want an eyeball tattoo?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:08
The people who get ink injected into the whites of their eyes

Rio announces Olympics ticket plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 16:00
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Committee announces details of its ticket programme for the 2016 Games, with 70% of seats earmarked for residents of Brazil.

MPs question HS2 value for money

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 15:54
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee say they are "sceptical" about whether the government's HS2 rail line will deliver value for money.