International News

Sterling warning to Scots - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 22:54
Thursday's papers interpret Bank of England governor Mark Carney's comments on the prospects of an independent Scotland keeping the pound.

Comedian Davidson in Big Brother win

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:43
Comedian Jim Davidson is Celebrity Big Brother winner a year after being unable to appear on the reality TV show because he was arrested over sex offence claims.

UK skills shortage 'worsening'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:31
Worsening shortages of skills could stop UK businesses from taking advantage of the economic recovery, research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills finds.

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:29
Google announces the surprise sale of its Motorola Mobility unit, which it bought in 2012, to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn.

Asia history tensions flare at UN

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:46
Tensions between Japan and its neighbours over a war-linked shrine and disputed islands flare at the UN Security Council, with strong words from envoys.

Mobile mast plan for Scots island

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:32
The Scottish government aims to install a publicly-funded mobile phone mast on the small island of Coll.

Cuts 'worst in most deprived areas'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:19
Labour says the most disadvantaged areas of England are facing disproportionately large spending cuts.

Call over learning disability offenders

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:14
Offenders with learning disabilities are not given the support they need by police, probation and prosecution services, a joint inspection finds.

Letter from Africa: Rock'n'roll politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 19:07
Should the music be stopped to make a political point?

VIDEO: Wooing Asian wine customers online

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:48
A wine website bets it can attract new customers in Asia by tapping into their high engagement with social media.

VIDEO: The day a nation buried Winston Churchill

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:42
Emma Soames, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, recalls his state funeral in 1965.

Buying what you want the gods to give you

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:29
The festival where you buy tiny versions of the things you want

Scientists reveal how snakes fly

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:25
The mystery of how flying snakes stay aloft may have been solved by scientists.

Why US pot smokers still have a record

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:21
Moves across the US to decriminalise or legalise marijuana have been gathering pace. But what happens to those who fell foul of laws now considered too tough?

In pictures: Tourism in Mali

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:16
Mali's historic sites hit by declining tourism

Why city life may be bad for you

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:13
Why city living may be damaging your health

VIDEO: Adult version of toy car takes to road

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:10
A roadworthy version of a children's toy car has been built.

Peanut allergy treatment 'a success'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 18:01
Doctors say a potential treatment for peanut allergy has transformed the lives of children taking part in a large clinical trial.

Warming 'killing penguin chicks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 17:49
Rising temperatures are having a direct impact on Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina, threatening the long-term survival of the species.

Vitamins ‘effective in helping ADHD’

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 17:48
Vitamins and minerals could be useful for treating ADHD, research suggests.

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