National / International News

Buhari scores historic win in Nigeria

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:56
Muhammadu Buhari's victory in Nigeria's presidential election marks a hugely significant moment in the country's history, says the BBC's Will Ross.

New property tax comes into effect

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:09
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.

VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:07
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2

VIDEO: Life in the ruins of Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:04
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:00
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

Businessman backs fiscal autonomy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:56
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.

New laws streamline care in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:54
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

READ: Commutation Letter President Obama Sent To Inmate

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:51

Obama commuted 22 sentences for federal prisoners serving time for drug-related crimes. Obama said that under current laws, those inmates would have already been released.

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Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:49
Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.

VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:47
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.

VIDEO: Landmark London clothes shop closes

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
The women's fashion shop that resisted the decades

Business warning, zero hours policy, and feckless fathers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
A warning 'not to change course' from senior business leaders, Labours plans for 'zero hours' contracts, and a couple of extremely fecund fathers feature in Wednesday's papers.

Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:37
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash

Virtual reality take on refugee life

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:24
Virtual reality was shown off as a tool for immersive, empathetic journalism at the recent Ted conference - but does it have a future in film-making?

VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:22
A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

VIDEO: Soros: 'Europe is ignoring' Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:13
Europe has its priorities wrong and should be focusing on what is going on in Ukraine, says billionaire investor George Soros.

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:06
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Care system 'gets biggest shake-up'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:04
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.