National / International News

Australia sets up 'ice' taskforce

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:10
Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.

How well do you know your candidates?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 18:07
How well do you know your candidates?

VIDEO: Tackling Taiwan's water shortages

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:50
Taiwan's government is introducing drastic water rationing measures to tackle the country's recent low rainfall and poor water conservation record.

MG Rover administrator 'seeks £56m'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:37
Administrators dealing with the collapse of UK car maker MG Rover ten years ago are attempting to recover £56m in overpaid VAT, the BBC learns.

Maps could tackle loneliness problem

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:17
Loneliness should be tackled by creating maps to show where older people are more likely to be at risk, according to a report.

Cave crustaceans 'lose visual brain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 17:11
A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves shows that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.

Care for dying 'needs overhaul'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:57
More than 100,000 people a year who are dying from terminal illness are not getting the palliative care they would benefit from, says a damning new report.

Greek leader in Moscow for talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:47
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives in Moscow for talks, as his country remains under pressure over its international bailout.

Campaign ongoing ahead of BBC debate

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:41
Political campaigning moves up a gear as Scottish party leaders prepare to go head-to-head in a BBC Scotland debate.

Stan Freberg, A Genius Of American Advertising, Dies

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:32

Freberg was one of the first to inject satire into commercials. In the 1950s and '60s, he created countless memorable ads using pointed humor.

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Survey examines attitudes to powers

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:31
Voters appear to want more powers for Holyrood - beyond the proposals currently on offer, according to a poll commissioned by BBC Scotland.

Infrared images reveal the unseen

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:22
Photographer Ed Thompson work with infrared film to show the world in a new light.

Cuba: What would Che say?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:17
Ahead of what would be an historic meeting between the US and Cuban presidents, are these warmer relations a betrayal of the island's revolutionary past?

Helen Mirren mines for Klimt Gold

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:13
Helen Mirren goes in search of Nazi-stolen Klimt

How IS message lures Western women

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:13
What does the so-called Islamic State want and expect from the Western women who are drawn towards it?

Living at home with dementia

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:11
Living with dementia after one, four and seven years

Google purges Chrome extension store

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 16:01
Tens of millions of users who visit Google sites use a browser loaded with malicious add-ons, research suggests.

US officer charged with murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 15:55
A white South Carolina police officer is charged with murder over the shooting death of a black man who appeared to be fleeing from him.

'Non-dom' crackdown and gems heist

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 15:50
Election policy announcements, reaction to Tony Blair's intervention, and the London jewellery robbery dominate.

Adieu to largesse at Radio France

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 15:49
A three-week strike at Radio France is highlighting the excesses of the public sector in the country, says Hugh Schofield.