National / International News

Beating prompts protests in Michigan

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:18
Protesters in the US state of Michigan demand that two white two policemen be fired after a video aired showing them beating a black suspect.

NHS problems worst 'since 1990s'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:05
Services in the NHS in England are deteriorating in a way not seen since the early 1990s, according to a leading health think tank.

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:54
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

Grooming bans 'could stop sex abuse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:48
Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.

Is social media fuelling a Mexican Spring?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:46
Six months after the Ayotzinapa 43 disappeared, a movement of digital activists borrowing tactics from Spanish and Greek anti-austerity movements, and from the Arab Spring, has gained strength on Mexican social media.

Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:41
At least 12 workers are killed and more than 20 are injured when scaffolding collapses at a building site in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province.

Modern languages 'could be lost'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:16
A range of modern languages vital to the UK's economic future could be lost from schools in England, warns Labour.

Hamas rockets attacks 'war crimes'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:11
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.

Flooding in Chile desert region

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:07
There has been flash flooding in one of the driest regions in the world - Chile's Atacama desert.

VIDEO: Systrom: Instagram's ambitions to grow

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:41
Instagram's co-founder, Kevin Systrom, discusses the company's ambitions for photo-sharing service.

Health deficit 'risks damaging care'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:40
The £259m deficit facing East of England hospitals poses a "genuine risk of damaging quality of care", an NHS trusts' group warns.

Cathedral ready to rebury Richard III

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:36
King Richard III's body is due to be laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral later at a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

US issues Uganda attack warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:31
The US embassy in Uganda warns that Westerners - including Americans - may be targeted for terror attacks in the capital, Kampala.

Pupil treated for tuberculosis

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:31
A Devon secondary school pupil is diagnosed with the lung disease tuberculosis.

Saudi Arabia launches Yemen strikes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:25
Saudi Arabia launches a military operation in Yemen against Houthi rebels to protect "the legitimate government", the Saudi ambassador in the US says.

Scotland to host Euro sports event

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:23
Glasgow and Berlin are to co-host a major new multi-sports event in 2018 to a television audience of 850 million.

Poverty 'mostly hits the young'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:20
Young adults in Scotland are the population group most likely to experience poverty, a new report says.

Is lunch an an economic indicator?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:18
What a chicken sandwich tells us about our financial health

Banks must review impact of closures

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:16
Banks must investigate alternative arrangements for customers before closing the last bank in town, under a new agreement.

HMRC 'failing to check tax reliefs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 16:12
The UK's tax authority has been accused by MPs of failing to properly monitor the system of tax reliefs.