National / International News

Australia Medibank makes stock debut

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 16:49
Australian health insurer Medibank made its stock market debut after raising A$5.679bn (£3.1bn; $4.9bn) in Asia's biggest public offering in two years.

Many lonely elderly call helpline

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 16:45
In its first year, a free 24-hour UK helpline for the elderly has been inundated with calls about loneliness.

'Class war on private schools'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:59
A mixed bag of headlines in Tuesday's press, sees two papers focusing on Labour's plans to remove tax breaks from private schools that do not partner state counterparts.

Report terror threats, commuters urged

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:47
Users of public transport should report suspicious behaviour to help thwart terror attacks, a police chief says.

Could the world return to the 1980s?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:30
Is the world set to return to the 1980s?

VIDEO: Meet Robo farmers Mantis and Ladybird

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:29
From weed detecting to a robotic dairy - the tech that could help farmers be more efficient

Why some Arabs reject Sharia

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:28
A controversial debate in Arabic trends on Twitter

VIDEO: Rapping for Putin

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:26
Two Moscow Africans and their love of Russia's president

The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:19
The celebrity preacher and her mysterious disappearance

VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:15
Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.

Adams' swearing 'insulted unionists'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:14
Unionists have strongly criticised the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams after he used offensive language at a public meeting in Enniskillen on Monday night.

Thai tasting robot tests authenticity

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:13
Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?

VIDEO: Thai taste machine tests authenticity

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:12
A group of scientists in Bangkok have invented a machine to determine whether Thai food tastes authentic.

Brain's dementia weak spot found

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:06
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Candidates give income tax positions

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:04
Jim Murphy calls on his party to support the full devolution of income tax to Holyrood while his rivals are more cautious.

Renewed call for North Sea tax break

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:03
Business leaders say tax reform is needed for the North Sea oil sector after a survey suggests confidence has fallen sharply.

VIDEO: African Dream: Banker turned shoemaker

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:02
As part of the African Dream series, we profile an entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company in Ghana.

Amazon to deliver via post offices

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:56
Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.

Optimism as Iran nuclear talks fail

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:51
Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.

Vaughan to take 'T20 FA Cup' to ECB

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:39
Michael Vaughan will offer his proposal for an FA Cup-style T20 competition to the ECB after a report into falling numbers.