National / International News

HK police clear more protest sites

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:10
Police in Hong Kong launch a dawn operation to clear a pro-democracy protest site in the Mong Kok area of the city.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's 'umbrella' art movement

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:06
The umbrella, which has become a symbol of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has spawned an art movement all of its own.

New disease 'killing amphibians'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:47
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

Abram Games: Posters that framed the nation

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:44
Why was the woman on this war-time artwork banned?

From silver mine to wet plate

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:27
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru

Asghar family to meet Foreign Office

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:20
The daughter of a man from Edinburgh who is on death row in Pakistan is to discuss his case with the Foreign Office in London.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:19
What did the Apprentice candidates say?

Summit to tackle human trafficking

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:19
A UK-wide summit aimed at tackling human trafficking - described as 'the slavery of our times' - is to be held at the Scottish Parliament.

Awareness signs in vegetative patients

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:09
Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.

Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:07
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.

Falling oil prices: Winners and losers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
As oil prices fall, who will be the winners and losers?

Trendy offices: Your workplaces, your pictures

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
Ball pit meeting rooms and other unusual workplaces

The world's fastest ambulance

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
The world's fastest paramedics at 300km/h

VIDEO: The changing Russian menu

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
After President Putin banned fresh food imports from the West, Russian menus began to change. Now, many believe the sanctions will boost the local economy, as Sarah Rainsford reports.

VIDEO: The world's fastest ambulance?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:05
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.

Mopping up a sea of plastic

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:04
The 20-year-old inventor who plans to rid the sea of plastic

Government to consider new ISA

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:02
The government is considering a new tax-free ISA for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the internet.

Concern over housing benefit fraud

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:02
The government is criticised for not increasing efforts to tackle housing benefit fraud "sooner" - but it insists things are improving.

Whitlock 'has risky plan' for Rio

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:01
Gymnast Max Whitlock can make British history at the Rio Olympics after winning all-around World silver, says Beth Tweddle.

Guscott previews the Champions Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-16 15:00
At the start of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, Jeremy Guscott explains why there will be humdingers from the off.