International News

Badger cull fails to meet target

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:45
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

VIDEO: 'Three boys died before my eyes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:42
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.

Kenya protests halt parliament debate

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:42
Kenya's parliament is forced to adjourn after angry opposition MPs disrupt government plans to push through a tough new security bill.

VIDEO: Why energy use is falling in the UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:40
The amount of energy people are using in the UK is falling steadily even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.

Jack and Emily are top baby names

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:38
Jack and Emily revealed as the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.

Libraries 'must emulate coffee shops'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:35
Public libraries in England need to become more like coffee shops if they are to survive, a government-commissioned report concludes.

Mortgage lending dip 'continues'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:15
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.

US boy's 1944 conviction overturned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:13
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.

Retail sales boosted by Black Friday

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 01:10
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.

Tests claim Ebosse died from beating

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:46
New post-mortem tests claims Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating rather than being hit by a projectile thrown by fans.

'Ice pancakes' found on River Dee

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:44
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.

Two world titles, one champion?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:31
Stephen Bunting hopes to become the first player to hold both versions of the world darts title at the same time.

Whitehall v town hall

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:29
David Cameron promised to give local government more power, but local councils continue to shrink, relative to central government.

Autism link to air pollution raised

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:26
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Drug allergy: Culprit protein found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:25
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.

Obesity 'is a disability' - courts

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:23
Obesity can be constitute a disability, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Swiss interest rates turn negative

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:22
Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.

Taxi driver fined for guide dog snub

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:21
A taxi driver is fined £2,100 for refusing to carry a blind woman and her guide dog.

VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:17
Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.

China village 'shuns' boy with HIV

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 00:16
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.