National / International News

Mexico probes new disappearances

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 17:35
Mexican investigators are probing the disappearance of at least 15 people in Chilapa, Guerrero state, after it was overrun in early May by gunmen.

Ireland to hold same-sex marriage vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:54
Voters in the Republic of Ireland are due to take part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage.

UK and the EU: Better off out or in?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:33
With an EU referendum on the horizon, we look at the main economic arguments for and against Britain's membership.

'Russian soldiers' confess to OSCE

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:25
Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators.

Blanchett's Carol 'a labour of love'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:14
Cate Blanchett on her new film Carol

New home for English National Ballet

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:10
English National Ballet are to move to a new "state of the art" home in east London in 2018, its artistic director announces.

Cash squeeze at children's centres

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:08
Support for vulnerable children in England is at risk as funding ebbs away, analysis by Barnardo's suggests.

Free-school expansion plans launched

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:07
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:03
Photographer Alison Baskerville's pictures of women she met in the capital of Somaliland.

Tesco soft drinks gradual sugar cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:02
Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.

Titanic label to go under the hammer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:02
The label of a parcel destined for an officer on the ill-fated Titanic is up for auction.

Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:01
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

Accused hacker's property returned

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:59
A man accused of hacking US computers, battling for the return of property seized by police, is given back 25 of the 31 items.

Ocean's 'hidden realm' revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:59
The hidden world of the ocean's tiniest organisms has been revealed in a series of studies.

Brain-reading implant controls arm

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:52
A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading implant in his brain.

Quarter of skin 'on road to cancer'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:51
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

Islamic State: How it is run

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:48
The BBC's Aidan Lewis looks at what is known about the structure of Islamic State (IS) and how the jihadist group is run.

Volatile Burundi seeks a new politics

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:46
Tensions are still high in Burundi following a failed coup bid as the people protest against their autocratic president, says Maud Jullien.

What next for the warring Le Pen family?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:45
Politics and family make for a heady mix, especially when it involves right-wing views and the Le Pens, writes Jamie Coomarasamy.

Police to pay rape victim £20,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:44
Hampshire police agree a £20,000 out-of-court settlement with a rape victim after officers failed to investigate her complaint properly and arrested her.