International News

Future for naval base halls revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 18:32
Hundreds of jobs could be created when new companies move into areas at Portsmouth Naval Base previously used for shipbuilding, the MoD says.

Call for talks on firefighter safety

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 18:23
The Fire Brigades Union calls for urgent talks after a report suggested the deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 were preventable.

VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:56
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.

Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:46
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.

University applications at record high

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:43
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.

Philippine mourning for slain police

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:42
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.

Social mobility and university entry

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:29
University of Bolton assistant vice-chancellor Patrick McGhee asks if universities can do more to support social mobility.

Investors shrug off Japanese slump

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:28
Japanese shares traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off a series of government data showing a slowing Japanese economy.

Scars reveal ageing whales' secrets

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:28
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.

The complex case of joint enterprise

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 17:19
BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman on the difficulties of the joint enterprise doctrine.

UKIP's youth challenge

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:56
UKIP's battle to attract more young members

Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:35
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:24
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

What I miss about life before Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:19
What people miss about life before the Ebola outbreak

Gas 'rip-off' and the rise of 'religious' slaughter

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:07
Huge rises in gas company profits and big increases in the number of animals slaughtered without being stunned are two of Friday's papers front page topics.

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:01
French teachers on the frontline after Charlie Hebdo attack

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:48
The boat which carried Sir Winston Churchill's coffin along the Thames will make the journey again later to mark 50 years since his funeral.

Balloonists set new world record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:42
Two pilots have set a new world distance record for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.

German ranchers killed in Paraguay

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:37
A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.

Campaign challenges blasphemy laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 15:24
BBC Social Affairs reporter John McManus looks at the use of blasphemy laws across the world, and a new campaign to challenge them.