International News

'Hero' killed as children watched

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:36
A "hero" motorist who pulled over to break up a fight was hit and killed by a car as his three children watched what happened, police reveal.

US used Nazis as Cold War spies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:36
Declassified US records reveal that hundreds of Nazis were used as spies after World War Two, with the full approval of FBI boss J Edgar Hoover.

Arab road trip movie tackles taboos

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:35
The Arab road movie that challenges preconceptions

Prisons 'struggle with older inmates'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:24
Prisons in England and Wales are struggling to cope with the increasing number of elderly prisoners, according to a report by the Prison Reform Trust.

Met Office supercomputer confirmed

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:12
A £97m supercomputer will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.

US sceptical about Afghan war - poll

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:07
More than a decade on, fewer than half of US respondents say intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile, a BBC poll finds.

Body has 'rush hour' transformation

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:05
Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.

Peru Dirty War bodies returned

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:56
Relatives of 80 victims of Peru's Dirty War receive their exhumed bodies at a ceremony in the city of Ayacucho.

Scottish Poppy Appeal to be launched

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:35
The Scottish Poppy Appeal is due be launched by tennis coach and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Judy Murray.

Is it worth screening for Ebola at airports?

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:32
Is it worth screening travellers for Ebola at airports?

A9 average speed cameras switched on

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:32
A network of average speed cameras on the notorious A9 road between Inverness and Dunblane is to be switched on for the first time.

Afghanistan's battlefield slang

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:31
...and other slang terms coined by UK military in Afghanistan

The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:30
The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

VIDEO: Ebola sufferers 'robbed of dignity'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:23
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on the devastating impact of Ebola upon its people.

Migration, Cameron jogger and weather pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:12
The migration debate, the jogger who ran into the prime minister, and the promise of more accurate weather forecasts grab the headlines.

VIDEO: Turning trash into cash in India

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:09
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.

VIDEO: Bid to boost life for learning disabled

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:05
The learning disability campaign for a 'normal' social life

'Prize money gap needs to be closed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:02
Men earn more prize money than their female counterparts in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.

Prize money in sport

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:01
Who gets what prize money in sport? BBC Sport investigates.

'Smart cycle lanes' pitched to UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:00
A stretch of glow-in-the-dark road markings go into use in the Netherlands as its creators pitch spin-off cycle lanes to UK cities.