International News

Iannucci to give MacTaggart lecture

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:29
Writer and director Armando Iannucci is to deliver the James MacTaggart memorial lecture at this year's Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Life after shooting a US president

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:26
Life after shooting a US president

Republic of The Bridge

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:26
Photographer Pete Kiehart's photographs of volunteer soldiers in Ukraine living under a bridge near Donetsk.

Why is South Africa still so unequal?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:22
Twenty years after Nelson Mandela's ANC took office, why does South Africa remain one of the most unequal societies on the planet?

The film buff who left home to make action movies in a slum

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 16:01
The film buff who left home to make action movies in a slum

New A&E action plan to be unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:49
The Scottish government is to reveal another action plan to tackle long waits in Accident and Emergency departments.

Space agency targets 'tick disease'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:47
The European Space Agency gives financial backing to a Scottish project to use new technology to map tick hotspots and tackle Lyme disease.

Call to boost status of arts subjects

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:46
Arts subjects should be given equal status alongside maths and science in England's school curriculum, science and engineering experts argue.

£10m injection for hospital car park

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:46
Up to £10m to improve car parking at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is pledged to NHS Grampian by The Wood Foundation.

Death certificate system overhauled

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:45
New system to improve how information about deaths are recorded comes into force in Scotland

The Facebook smugglers selling the dream of Europe

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:43
The Facebook smugglers selling the dream of Europe

VIDEO: I gave birth to India's billionth baby

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:36
In May 2000, India's billionth citizen was born. The baby's mother, Anjana Arora, spoke to Witness about the day .

The battle of Brussels - and on the rails

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:35
In a mixed batch of headlines, forthcoming battles between the British government and the EU, and a potential rail strike, take top billing.

The fake 'disappearing game' that's scaring parents

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:30
The fake trend that's terrifying parents around the world

Is Syria's war edging towards an outcome?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:05
With the Syrian regime suffering some of its worse losses in four years, could the break-up of the country into zones of control be the key to ending the conflict, asks the BBC's Jim Muir.

TTIP: Why the EU-US trade deal matters

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:04
What is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and why does it matter?

PM to set out new anti-extremism law

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:02
Prime Minister David Cameron is to set out a string of new anti-radicalisation powers, saying the UK has been a "passively tolerant society" for too long.

Asia tops global school rankings

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:02
A global school league table from the OECD puts Asian countries at the top, the UK in 20th and the US trailing in 28th place, behind countries including Vietnam.

VIDEO: Rescued Syria migrant's journey to Germany

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 14:15
As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.

31 hours in another Pietersen saga

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 13:58
How the Kevin Pietersen drama unfolded, from a triple century to being again told he will not be selected for England.