International News

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:42
How consumerism went wrong

Can you cheat your way to fitness?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:41
Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores

The Swiss children used as cheap farm labour

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:37
The children beaten, starved and forced to work on Swiss farms

Consultation into reporting of abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:31
The government is to undertake a public consultation into whether the reporting of child abuse by regulated bodies should be made mandatory.

US rocket explodes during launch

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:30
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Most home carers' travel 'unpaid'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:22
Most councils in England and Wales fail to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage, figures obtained by Unison suggest.

Million pound grant for museum

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:21
The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.

Lords to debate Holyrood powers

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:12
The House of Lords is to have a full debate on the powers of the Scottish parliament following the referendum "No" vote.

Misery of the hidden costs of school

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:07
Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Salt destroying fertile land - UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:05
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

NHS screening advice 'must improve'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:50
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.

High 'reoffending risk' at prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:47
More needs to be done to stop inmates reoffending at a Lancashire prison, a report finds.

Thousands of police 'plan to leave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:43
More than 5,000 police officers in England and Wales plan to leave the service in the next two years, a Police Federation online survey suggests.

Samaritans app flags worrying tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:40
An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.

New asylum backlog emerges, say MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:35
The Home Office is facing a fresh backlog of asylum cases on top of 30,000 unresolved applications dating back to 2007, MPs warn.

Where do billionaires go to university?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:30
Where do the super-rich go to university?

VIDEO: Play games with your pet over the net

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:23
Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.

VIDEO: A tour of Essex's listed skatepark

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:14
A 1970s skatepark in Essex has been given Grade 2 listed status by English Heritage.

Calais comments and immigration 'mess'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:12
Comments by the mayor of Calais about migrants heading to Britain and criticism of the immigration system as a whole are on the front pages.

A day without data

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:06
It is possible to not share any information?