International News

'Legal highs' ban plan criticised

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:19
Drugs charities in Wales criticise a plan to place a blanket ban on "legal highs" claiming it will drive the drugs underground.

BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:05
Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high profile companies, is promoting an 'aggressive' tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling 'abusive'.

US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 21:03
Transport officials in Washington DC block plans by a free speech group to display a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the subway.

VIDEO: Power changes hands in Nigeria

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 20:29
History will be made in Nigeria on Friday when for the first time power will be handed over between rival political parties.

Remembering the Heysel disaster

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 19:24
Is the Heysel disaster English football’s forgotten tragedy?

Fifa to decide on Blatter presidency

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 19:21
The 209 members of Fifa are set to vote for their new president amid a huge corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term.

Calls for WW2 sinking commemoration

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:55
Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.

Australian women 'trying to join IS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:54
Authorities in the Australian state of Victoria say young women are being lured by romantic notions to the Middle East to join Islamic State.

VIDEO: Could Nepal learn lessons from India?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Could Nepal learn lessons from India, where a 7.7 magnitude quake flattened towns and villages in 2001?

China shares down in volatile trade

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Mainland China shares continued lower, falling as much as 3.5% on Friday after plunging nearly 7% a day earlier.

Jail terms under 'legal highs' law

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 18:03
A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.

Sleep training 'can reduce prejudice'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 17:48
Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.

German business warns UK over EU vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 17:35
A UK exit from the European Union would be "disastrous" for Britain and Germany warns the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

US-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 17:19
The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.

Pilgrimage to the mountains

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 16:53
Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.

Gearing up for the big lift

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 16:47
How to remove a 24,000-tonne oil platform from the North Sea

How gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 16:46
Gang violence on the rise again in El Salvador

Alloy bounces back 10 million times

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 16:25
Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.

Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 16:19
Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.

Presiding officer to retire as MSP

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 16:18
Holyrood's presiding officer Tricia Marwick announces she will step down as an MSP at next year's Scottish election.