National / International News

Petrobras’s oil bonanza: Blessing or curse?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:40
Brazilian oil company Petrobras was a national success story, but is now mired in a corruption scandal, says Daniel Gallas.

VIDEO: Artists fight for Puerto Rico's soul

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:33
As the neighbourhoods of San Juan, Puerto Rico change, some artists are trying to take a stand. Can street art fight gentrification, globalisation and the American influence?

The small Kurdish girl pictured firing a huge machine gun

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:24
Are Kurds starting to use children in propaganda?

Bowel cancers 'spotted too late'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:21
Thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is not being spotted early enough, warns a charity.

Injuries from violence 'hit new low'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:14
The number of people in England and Wales seeking hospital treatment for violence-related injuries is at a 15 year low, a study of Accident and Emergency data shows.

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:06
'They taste better than fish'

Trader arrest and Shapps wiki row

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:04
Wednesday's press contains the story of a British man being accused by US regulators of causing a stock market crash, and allegations that a top Conservative may have edited Wikipedia entries.

School rugby plan 'too dangerous'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:47
A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.

VIDEO: Downey Jnr on enduring appeal of Marvel

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:44
Robert Downey Jnr tells the BBC about the latest film from the Marvel franchise, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mystery of Peacock crossing signs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:41
Signs mysteriously appear in an Essex village warning motorists to slow down for crossing peacocks.

Stonehenge stone 'aims at winter sun'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:37
The tallest stone at Stonehenge points towards the sunrise on the midwinter solstice, according to a new theory from an English Heritage steward.

Flawless diamond sells for $22.1m

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:33
A flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1m (£14.8m) at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Armenian tragedy still raw in Turkey 100 years on

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:31
As the centenary of the Armenian massacre approaches, historical narratives are clashing in Turkey, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports.

Animal cruelty reports on the rise

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:29
A puppy having its head trapped in a door and a dog being shot with a crossbow bolt were among thousands of cases of animal cruelty investigated by the RSPCA last year, the charity say.

Hunting ban 'not enforced properly'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:27
Opponents of wild animal hunting claim the fox hunting ban, which has been in force for more than 10 years, is not being properly enforced in the south-west of England.

Shapps denies Wikipedia claims

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:25
Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps denies claims he changed Wikipedia entries about himself and other politicians.

Ashya charity donations refunded

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:19
A charity that collected £50,000 for brain tumour patient Ashya King but refused to give the cash to his family says it has refunded £360 of donations.

VIDEO: Polish farmers fight food rules

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:13
Farmers in Poland say they are struggling to make a living because of strict food hygiene rules.

Powerful storms continue in NSW

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:11
The premier of New South Wales urges workers to avoid travelling at peak times as powerful storms continue to batter the state.

BBC to air final Clarkson scenes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:09
Unused footage of Jeremy Clarkson taken during his last days at the helm of Top Gear will be screened later this year, the head of BBC2 says.