International News

Islamic State lures Central Asians

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 16:27
Why have hundreds of people from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan left home to fight with Islamist groups in Syria? asks the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Almaty.

Two ways of coming to terms with tragedy

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 16:13
Dresden and Nagasaki both have museums to devastating wartime bombing raids - but they adopt very different approaches, says Stephen Evans.

Workers' college 'abandons ideals'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 16:06
Students at Oxford's Ruskin College say it is moving away from its founding principles of providing degree-level education for working-class adults.

Unfit police 'could lose their jobs'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 16:00
Unfit and overweight police officers who repeatedly fail the fitness test have no place in the force, Britain's most senior officer warns.

Manchester Airport £1bn plan launched

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:54
A £1bn programme to "transform" Manchester Airport is announced.

In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:54
A selection of photographs from a community in southern Senegal where members of the Mouride Islamic sect combine Islam and traditional beliefs.

'Moon shot' call on clean energy

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:37
Experts call for "Global Apollo Programme" to tackle climate change

VIDEO: Last-time buyers with nowhere to buy

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:36
Newsnight's economics correspondent Duncan Weldon reports on the last-time buyers with nowhere to buy.

Sanctions target 'rip-off' NHS temps

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:34
The government announces measures to clamp down on "rip-off" staffing agencies used by the NHS to plug gaps in nursing and doctor rotas.

Orders 'fall' for engineering firms

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:31
Scottish engineering firms have reported a drop in orders and output for the second quarter in a row.

Reggie Kray's letters go on sale

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:31
A collection of 215 letters by Reggie Kray, one of the UK's most notorious gangsters, goes under the hammer in Glasgow.

Organ donor 'opt-out' bill published

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:30
Plans to introduce a "soft opt-out" system for organ donation in Scotland are to be published at Holyrood.

Sturgeon warns of EU exit 'backlash'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:30
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns of a "strong backlash" if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum.

The hotel concierge goes hi-tech

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:21
Would you stay in a hotel run by robots?

Starved Daniel's GP 'lacked urgency'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:19
A doctor should have been "more proactive" after concerns were raised about a four-year-old boy a month before he was killed, a disciplinary panel hears.

Will the ECB play its ace over Greece?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:18
The European Central Bank has the ace of trumps when it comes to dealing with Greece's financial crisis. So would they play it?

UN condemns aid chief's expulsion

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:05
The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.

Cigarette makers fined billions

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:04
A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay 15.5bn Canadian dollars (£8bn, $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.

Do we know what 'whistle-stop' means?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:01
Where does the term 'whistle-stop' come from?

The myth that America doesn't like football

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 15:00
Why it's absurd to think that America hasn't fallen in love with the beautiful game.