National / International News

UK military pilots 'in Syria strikes'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 20:58
British military pilots embedded with other nations' forces have conducted airstrikes over Syria, the government says after a Freedom of Information request.

UK medical student 'recruiter for IS'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 20:56
A British medic recruited at least 16 fellow students from the UK to join the Islamic State group, a BBC investigation finds.

India workers win $20m US settlement

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 20:46
Some 200 Indian workers win a $20m settlement against a US-based company for defrauding and exploiting them.

Disputed Samsung merger approved

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 20:17
One of South Korea's most controversial mergers is given approval by shareholders of construction company Samsung C&T.

Five things about Japan's robot hotel

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 20:16
A hotel staffed entirely by robots in Japan, from a dinosaur at reception to a giant arm that takes left luggage, has made its debut in Japan

Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez: 'Life is short and bitter'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 20:11
Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a martial arts fighter who complained his name caused security alerts, according to US media reports.

Funerals for eight Tunisia victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 18:46
Funerals of eight Britons killed in the Tunisia terror attack - including three members of the same family - are taking place on Friday.

Ash shuts more Indonesia airports

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 18:06
Ash spewing from two volcanoes in Indonesia prompts the closure of three more airports, which means five are now shut as millions head home for the Eid holiday.

In pictures: We Want More

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 17:43
Images from the We Want More: Image Making and Music in the 21st Century on show at The Photographer's Gallery.

A shift towards ‘one nation science’

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 17:35
Pallab Ghosh examines a new approach to funding research floated by the UK's new science minister.

Sugar intake 'should be halved'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 17:02
A committee of scientific experts is expected to urge the government to halve the recommended daily intake of sugar, in final guidance on Friday.

Asian markets rise on strong US lead

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 16:44
Asian markets open slightly positive, taking the lead from a strong performance on Wall Street.

Typhoon Nangka hits southern Japan

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 16:21
Japanese authorities urge at least 350,000 people to flee as Typhoon Nangka makes landfall on the southern island of Shikoku.

Rate rise hint, and licence fee 'revolution'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:57
Predictions of the first rise in interest rates for six years mingle on the front pages with stories about the future of the BBC.

Greece exposes European divisions

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:53
France and Germany may be managing Europe, but it is clear that they do not share an idea for its future.

VIDEO: MH17 victim's bedroom frozen in time

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:52
Silene Fredriksz's son 23-year-old son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy were going on a dream holiday when they were killed in the MH17 disaster

How Iran fell out with the West

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:49
The BBC's Jim Muir looks back at how Iran fell out with the West, and how far-reaching the nuclear deal with world powers may turn out to be.

Brazil's Lula in corruption probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:45
Federal prosecutors in Brazil open a formal inquiry into alleged influence-peddling by the former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

VIDEO: White light, in 250 colours

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:34
Liz West has put 250 coloured lights and mirrors into a new art installation at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

MH17 plane crash: 'The day we cannot forget'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 15:25
Remembering what happened when flight MH17 came down