International News

VIDEO: Why were the election polls so wrong?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:07
Newsnight looks at why published polls ahead of the general election proved to be a bad prediction of the results.

Six questions on Ukraine's ceasefire

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:01
The BBC's Tom Burridge has spent the past month in eastern Ukraine. Here is his snapshot assessment of the latest situation on the ground.

VIDEO: Rebuilding a village that lost everything

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:59
Some in Nepal are starting to rebuilding their lives, but Jhalak Bahadur's family lost everything.

Picasso work smashes auction record

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:59
Picasso's Women of Algiers becomes the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m at Christie's in New York.

Strokes 'rising among younger people'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:52
There has been an "alarming" rise in the number of working-age men and women in England having strokes in recent years, a charity warns.

Colombia crackdown on illegal mines

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:45
Colombia's armed forces arrest 59 people in a major crackdown on illegal mining in the Amazon rainforest financing Farc guerrillas.

Award win for Alliance Trust CEO

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:42
The chief executive of Dundee-based investment firm Alliance Trust wins the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award.

Decision due on T in the Park plans

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:39
Perth and Kinross councillors are set to make a decision on plans to move the T in the Park festival to Strathallan.

NHS Scotland 'needs former nurses'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:33
Scotland's biggest nursing agency calls on former nurses to consider doing occasional shifts, after warning of a lack of qualified nurses.

Ex-CIA officer jailed for leaking

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:20
A judge sentences a former CIA officer to three-and-a-half years in prison for revealing classified information.

The NHS: What we weren't told during the election

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:12
Politicians could not stop talking about the health service during the election. But did we get the full story?

The battle of the e-Muftis

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:09
Why sermons aren't enough to counter online extremism

VIDEO: The blind guitarist supporting McBusted

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:09
The blind guitarist supporting McBusted

Five big questions that will soon need answering

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:09
What are answers to these five big questions for UK?

VIDEO: The children Malaysia doesn't want

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:06
Thousands of sons and daughters born to foreign workers in Malaysia are not being granted documentation by the government.

New cabinet to meet for first time

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:06
David Cameron says the Conservatives are "the real party of working people" as he prepares to chair the first all-Conservative cabinet for 18 years.

Brain damaged boy in £13m payout

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:05
A boy who suffered brain damage at birth is awarded a £13m-compensation package.

Trounced by a brain-training octogenarian

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:04
Trounced by a brain-training octogenarian

VIDEO: Girl, 11, is youngest US chess master

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 15:00
Chess prodigy, 11, beats all-comers in US

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 14:57
Inter Milan want Yaya Toure, Man City keen to sign Saido Berahino and Kevin De Bruyne, plus more.