National / International News

Afghanistan 'won't mirror Iraq'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:25
The most senior British Army officer in Afghanistan says he does not believe that country will follow Iraq into sectarian conflict when international troops withdraw.

VIDEO: Is Pakistan 'obsessed' with fair skin?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:17
An advert promising to 'make the whole of Pakistan white' sparks debate in the country over what some are calling an 'obsession' with attaining fairer skin.

China 'denies food' to held academic

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:01
Prominent academic Ilham Tohti was denied food in detention in China, and went on a hunger strike when served non-Islamic food, his lawyer says.

PSNI call for murder probes limit

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:01
Matt Baggott says the police should no longer be responsible for investigating Troubles-related murders that took place before the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

Rooftop prisoners offered sun cream

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 18:42
Staff at a Devon prison offered sun cream to inmates who had managed to scale a rooftop, the Ministry of Justice confirms.

VIDEO: Group stage finale, Suarez banned

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 17:55
Get all the best of the action from Thursday at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil in less than 10 minutes with Match of the Day's World Cup Catch-Up.

Canada court expands land rights

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 17:28
Canada's Supreme Court dramatically expands First Nations' ability to gain control of traditional lands.

Better schools 'give London success'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 17:03
Exam results in London have risen because of better schools, not changes in London's population, says research.

Nike reports soaring marketing costs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:53
Nike reports a 36% jump in marketing costs in its fourth quarter due to heavy spending ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Japan inflation rate at 32-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:52
Consumer prices in Japan rise at an annual rate of 3.4% in May, the fastest pace in 32 years, due to the effect of a sales tax increase.

Child care weakness plan endorsed

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:37
A new plan of action to tackle major weaknesses in child care services in Dumfries and Galloway is endorsed by councillors.

VIDEO: Powerchairs: A 'moving' story

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:33
After his daughter needed an electric wheelchair at 18 months old, David Everard invented one to give her the independence she desired. More than over 30 years later, young children are still benefiting from his machines.

Stirling's Big Weekend traffic alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:28
Organisers of Stirling's Big Weekend event issue a fresh warning of potential traffic and transport problems over the weekend.

Algeria eye 1982 revenge over Germany

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:21
Algeria have not forgotten their controversial 1982 World Cup exit as they prepare to meet Germany, coach Vahid Halilhodzic says.

VIDEO: End of an era? Mississippi fife and drum

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:11
Fife and drum music was a big part of rural Mississippi life until the 1970s. Sharde Turner is the granddaughter of one of Mississippi's most famous fife players, and is now one of the last keeping the tradition alive.

Is animal welfare killing wild apes?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 15:51
Is animal welfare killing wild apes?

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 15:46
What bizarre innovation has Bolivia brought to the clock?

How Patio cola changed the world of fizzy drinks

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 15:43
How Patio cola changed the world of soft drinks

Leukaemia clue in breast cancer

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 15:42
Leukaemia research may lead to new drugs for difficult to treat breast cancers, say scientists.

Living a life in fear of laughter

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 15:30
The people afraid of laughter

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