National / International News

VIDEO: Tech companies help the homeless

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:44
Technology companies in California are trying to engage in the communities they inhabit, by helping the homeless, as Richard Taylor reports.

VIDEO: Into The Woods film premieres in NY

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:43
A film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods has been given a big world premiere in New York.

VIDEO: Afghanistan's answer to Bruce Lee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:43
A Kung Fu fan from Kabul has shot to social media fame after posting a picture of himself striking a pose next to martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Bush, the CIA, and 'two weeks of storms'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:38
There is no common thread to Thursday's front pages, but many papers touch on torture, the "war against terror", and Iraq.

The most stunning drone pictures of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:36
A selection of this year's most striking drone pictures

JK Rowling crime novels set for TV

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:35
A series based on the detective novels written by JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith is to be made for TV, the BBC announces.

UK families' 'long homework hours'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:32
An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries

'Sugar worse than salt' row erupts

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:29
Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt.

Scientists make 'feel full' chemical

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:29
Scientists have created a chemical that can be added to food to make people feel fuller.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:29
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

Jihadists 'left 5,000 dead' in month

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:18
More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC investigation reveals.

VIDEO: Salmond: SNP could work with Sinn Fein

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:12
The former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond has told BBC Newsnight he believes that SNP could play a decisive role in forming the next UK government - for the first time in a generation.

The value of celebrity endorsements

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:10
Do we buy more of a product if a celebrity promotes it?

VIDEO: Kabul suicide bomb caught on CCTV

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:09
Kabul's former police chief, Zahir Zahir talks about the suicide bomb in early November which he narrowly avoided.

Button secures 2015 McLaren seat

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:05
Britain's Jenson Button is to partner Spain's Fernando Alonso at McLaren for the 2015 Formula One season.

Cameron determined to clinch NI deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:03
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is determined to do everything he can to secure agreement in the cross-party talks in Northern Ireland.

Deadly month of jihadist attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:01
Tracking a month of jihadist attacks

NHS patients and private hospital referrals

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:44
Chris Cook reflects on analysis of NHS patients referred to private hospitals for two common surgeries.

Mourinho warns of 'sharks' in draw

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:35
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to avoid the "sharks in the ocean" in the Champions League last-16 draw.

City deserve more credit - Pellegrini

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 14:31
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his depleted side deserve more credit for their Champions League qualification.

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