National / International News

Stench of decay turns coral away

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:44
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.

Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:42
Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.

Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:32
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.

Double vaccines 'could end polio'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:31
Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the crippling and potentially fatal disease, research suggests.

Dutch grapple with jihadist threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:24
Dutch grapple with jihadist threat from some young Muslims

GPs criticised over online services

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:15
Too few GPs have a website or allow appointments to be booked online, according to a Scottish think tank.

Councils bar campaigns from schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:14
The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds.

Purdah is welcome relief (for some)

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:12
Why Scotland's political purdah may be welcomed by some

Secret recordings of a president's daughter

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:09
The secret recordings of a president's daughter

Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:05
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.

VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:04
The 83-year-old still tied to Brazil's Big Island prison

VIDEO: Indian billionaire breaks into poem

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:02
Nadir Godrej, a top executive at one of India's biggest businesses, turns to poetry to describe the challenges facing India's economy.

Small airports earn passenger praise

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:02
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey suggests.

Metered water could cost double

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:02
As the number of water meters installed rises above 10 million, some customers are saving money while others are losing out.

VIDEO: Tor Project 'gets cyberspy leaks'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:01
The executive director of the Tor Project alleges that agents at GCHQ and the NSA are going behind their colleagues' backs to leak it information.

VIDEO: Police shooting video stirs debate

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:00
Police in St Louis released a video of their officers shooting a robbery suspect as he held a knife, but their pledge of transparency has lead to more questions.

Lineker: What MOTD means to me

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:32
Gary Lineker on 50 years of Match of the Day

Suspected Ebola case in Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:26
Tests for the Ebola virus are being carried out on the body of a man in a County Donegal hospital, the Irish Health Service Executive says.

VIDEO: What if? The Sarin attack, a year on

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:08
The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen assesses the events of the past year in Syria and how they have shaped the Middle East region.

'Suspicious vehicle' closes road

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:04
Part of the Falls Road in west Belfast is closed to traffic while a suspicious vehicle is checked, police say.
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