National / International News

Mexico party offices set ablaze

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:07
Mexicans angry at the handling of the disappearance of 43 students six weeks ago attack ruling party building and fight with police.

Free childcare scheme 'underfunded'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:37
The government's scheme offering free childcare for young people is facing chronic underfunding, according to a report commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Brazil police 'kill six a day'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:37
Brazilian police have killed more than 11,000 people over the past five years, averaging about six killings a day, an NGO says.

Diversity 'key to London GCSE gains'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:36
The high success rate enjoyed by GCSE students in London is explained by the higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils in the capital, research finds.

Unpaid internships 'favour the rich'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:33
Taking an unpaid internship can cost an individual £926 a month in London or £804 in Manchester, suggests research for an education charity.

Olympic borough Newham 'least active'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:27
The London Borough of Newham which hosted the 2012 Olympics is the least physically active place in England, say researchers.

Mind control used to switch on genes

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:25
Swiss researchers develop a way to "switch on" specific genes using the power of the mind.

In pictures: For the Fallen

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:54
The corner of a foreign field

12 data maps that sum up London

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:51
12 data maps that sum up London

VIDEO: World's most expensive watch sold

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:50
The world's most expensive watch has sold at auction in Geneva for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m).

VIDEO: Resignation over Evans training decision

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:34
A patron of Sheffield United football club, Charlie Webster, has resigned over the club's decision to allow the convicted rapist, Ched Evans, to train with the squad.

Yahoo snaps up BrightRoll for $640m

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:34
Technology giant Yahoo said it will buy digital video advertising service BrightRoll for $640m (£402m).

VIDEO: What is Comet 67P? In 60 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:03
Rosetta comet mission: What is 67P? In 60 seconds

VIDEO: Syria civil war in numbers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:02
BBC News outlines some of the stark numbers involved in Syria's civil war - now into its fourth year - which has killed some 200,000 people and forced more than nine million from their homes.

How to convict more sex offenders?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:00
Common misconceptions are blamed for low conviction rates in sex abuse trials, says Danny Shaw.

Arab Spring: The winners and losers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:58
Initial optimism about the uprisings in Arabic states has melted away. John Simpson considers the long-term impact.

VIDEO: 46 catcalling video copycats

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:53
46 new versions of "walking as a woman" viral video

The school that says Osama Bin Laden was hero

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:48
The teacher who says Osama Bin Laden was a hero

Are we asking the wrong questions about Ebola?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:47
Are we missing the point about the Ebola outbreak?

Obama and Xi in Beijing summit

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:43
The US and Chinese leaders hold more talks in Beijing, amid rumbling unease over trade rivalries and regional tensions.