International News

Two schools worlds apart in Lancashire

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:25
Two schools in widely differing, but neighbouring areas of Lancashire illustrate the flaws of thinking the problems of one community are faced by all, says Sanchia Berg.

How well do you know your constituencies?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:13
Baldrick's rotten borough and other remarkable constituencies

Arkansas passes 'religion' bill

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:11
The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.

VIDEO: A history of capitalism - in 233 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:08
What would Karl Marx make of the 21st Century?

From prison to the Paralympics

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:01
From cannabis conspiracy to Paralympics chance

Buhari scores historic win in Nigeria

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:56
Muhammadu Buhari's victory in Nigeria's presidential election marks a hugely significant moment in the country's history, says the BBC's Will Ross.

New property tax comes into effect

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:09
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.

VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:07
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2

VIDEO: Life in the ruins of Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:04
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:00
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

Businessman backs fiscal autonomy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:56
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.

New laws streamline care in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:54
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:49
Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.

VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:47
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.

VIDEO: Landmark London clothes shop closes

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
The women's fashion shop that resisted the decades

Business warning, zero hours policy, and feckless fathers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
A warning 'not to change course' from senior business leaders, Labours plans for 'zero hours' contracts, and a couple of extremely fecund fathers feature in Wednesday's papers.

Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:37
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash

Virtual reality take on refugee life

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:24
Virtual reality was shown off as a tool for immersive, empathetic journalism at the recent Ted conference - but does it have a future in film-making?