National / International News

Auditors probe green power contracts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:19
The government may have failed to protect the interests of bill payers when awarding green energy contracts, say auditors.

VIDEO: Harry visits addicts in Brazil's 'crack land'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 21:11
As part of his tour of South America, Prince Harry visited an area of Sao Paulo, known as 'crack land', where he learned about a government project to cut down on crack cocaine addiction.

Which type of festival-goer are you?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:54
Test to see which type of festival-goer you are

How can I cut down on sugar?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:52
How can we cut down on sugar?

Savile's 'reign of abuse' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:41
Several papers lead on the report detailing the extent of DJ Jimmy Savile's abuse of patients on NHS premises, while others focus on the energy market.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman freed again

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:40
Sudanese woman Meriam Ibrahim, whose death sentence for renouncing Islam was overturned, is freed from jail again.

'The birthplace of Islam in Britain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 20:28
The Liverpool terraced house that saw the birth of Islam in Britain

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.

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