International News

Scotland 'set for tourism boom'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 16:21
Scotland is in line for a huge increase in tourism, with the number of overseas visitors rising faster than the UK average, according to a report.

Ukraine reinstates conscription

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 16:10
Ukraine's acting president says he is reinstating military conscription to deal with deteriorating security in the east of the country.

Up close with Hollywood's biggest enemy

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 16:05
The BBC goes on the road with Kim Dotcom

Workers to tell children about jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:55
A workers' army is being recruited to tell primary pupils in England how schoolwork relates to their future careers.

VIDEO: The first English 'world cup' victory?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:40
The Durham miners who beat the world's best

Baby helmets 'have no added value'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:40
Corrective baby helmets have virtually no effect on a baby's head shape, a study suggests.

Iraq: A proxy battleground in a regional war

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:29
How Iraq is becoming proxy battleground in regional struggle

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:20
Which supposed urban legend was proved true with a desert dig?

VIDEO: How politicians deal with an egging

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:10
As UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is egged by a protester, Newsnight looks back at a few similar incidents.

Man who inspired Steve McQueen's character in The Great Escape

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:05
The man who inspired The Great Escape, and others

Mass tests to track risk of dementia

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:05
A third of a million UK adults are to be asked to complete online reasoning and memory tests as part of a project to try to track dementia causes.

The cat-and-mouse world of US tax

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:00
The cat-and-mouse world of US tax

The best dyed cloth in the world?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:00
The best dyed cloth in the world?

Tunisia MPs approve electoral law

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 14:28
Tunisia's interim parliament takes one of the last steps towards the country becoming a full democracy by approving a new electoral law.

'Dark policing' behind Adams arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 14:13
Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness claims Gerry Adams' arrest is due to a "dark side" within policing and is a "deliberate attempt to influence the outcome of elections" later this month.

Deadly 'gas blast' at Florida jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 14:08
An apparent gas explosion at a jail in Pensacola, Florida, kills two inmates and injures more than 180, forcing an evacuation, local officials say.

VIDEO: Retrieved phones record ferry sinking

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 13:52
Footage from retrieved mobile phones shows some of the last moments recorded by passengers aboard the South Korean ferry which sank off Jindo island two weeks ago.

In pictures: US flooding and storms

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 13:42
Major storm systems hit the eastern half of the US

Baby ash inquiry 'not ruled out'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 13:37
A public inquiry into the baby ashes scandal has not been ruled out, Scotland's public health minister tells MSPs.

St Helens 48-18 London Broncos

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 13:21
St Helens go top of Super League as nine different scorers run in tries against winless London Broncos.
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