National / International News

Polling day in Rochester and Strood

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:59
Voters are set to go to the poll in the Rochester and Strood by-election in Kent on Thursday.

Hunt attacks 'confusing' exam change

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:56
The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Complex jobs 'may protect memory'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:41
People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.

Colombia general 'released soon'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:31
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.

Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer, dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:13
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.

VIDEO: Gender pay gap shrinks to record low

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:04
The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, but is still a difference of 9.4%, official figures show.

VIDEO: New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:57
US TV network NBC has scrapped a proposed project with comedian Bill Cosby after accusations resurfaced that he sexually assaulted women.

Culture war divides Russia's music stars

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:54
Culture war over Ukraine splits Russia's music stars

Sturgeon to receive Royal Warrant

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:51
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to be formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:50
China'’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.

Chile political prisoners get $7.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:30
A Chilean court orders the state to pay millions of dollars to a group of former political prisoners held on an isolated island during military rule.

Amnesty releases anti-spying program

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:28
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.

VIDEO: HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:23
How 30 years has changed living with the virus

Russian site lists breached webcams

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:21
Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached baby monitors, webcams and CCTV feeds.

Double cancer referrals, GPs urged

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:17
New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.

VIDEO: NY filmmaker: 'I can't go anywhere'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:13
Filmmaker James Grimaldi captured footage of his neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York, which has been blanketed by several feet of snow.

How are organs chosen for transplant?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:11
In the light of the deaths of two men after transplants, what checks are in place to ensure organs are suitable?

VIDEO: Mexico violence: The numbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:05
The BBC looks at the latest crime and violence statistics in Mexico, as the disappearance of 43 students continues to grip the country.

'Pick-up artist' and I'm a Celebrity... in papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:04
The Home Office decision to ban controversial "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from the UK makes headlines, as does the latest from ITV's jungle reality show.

Premier League 'a third English'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:00
English players are getting more minutes in the Premier League but make up just over a third of the total, a BBC Sport study has found.