National / International News

Synthetic vaccine sought for polio

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 22:42
An international team of scientists is to try to develop a wholly artificial vaccine to finally eradicate polio.

Former leader of Chad to face trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 21:40
A court in Senegal orders Chadian ex-President Hissene Habre to stand trial for war crimes, in Africa's first use of universal jurisdiction.

Son of Chilean president resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 21:32
The son of Chile's President Michelle Bachelet resigns as head of a government charity after being accused of influence peddling.

NZ win World Cup opener v Sri Lanka

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 20:56
Corey Anderson hits 75 as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs in the opening match of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Events throw Hollande a lifebuoy

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 20:50
Better economic news and high-profile diplomacy finally give France's embattled President Hollande a boost, Hugh Schofield writes.

Pakistani massacre boy gets UK care

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 20:18
A boy seriously wounded in a school massacre in Pakistan is to undergo surgery in Birmingham, after his country's government agrees to pay for his treatment.

Brush up your Shakespeare (in Love)

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 20:05
Shakespeare in Love stars take a quiz to test their Bard knowledge

A time capsule of the BBC at Alexandra Palace?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 19:40
The row over the BBC's old studios at Alexandra Palace

Hundred whales die on NZ beach

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 19:15
Rescuers race against the clock to refloat about 90 stranded pilot whales after more than 100 die on a beach on New Zealand's South Island.

Why do politicians speak the way they do?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 19:00
Why do politicians speak the way they do?

Drone to scan for ancient Amazonia

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 18:49
Scientists are to scan the Amazon forest with a drone-mounted laser to look for evidence of occupation by ancient civilisations.

19th Century Valentine's Day trolls

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 18:33
When anonymous cards were hate mail

How to get a date using data

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 18:17
Could an algorithm help you find true love?

Natural beauty captured in winning images

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 18:11
Wonderful winning photographs capturing the beauty of nature

Ukraine peace deal 'in great danger'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 18:10
President Poroshenko of Ukraine says a deal to end the war in the east is in "great danger" amid intense fighting ahead of Saturday night's ceasefire.

How a hug made history in India

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 17:48
When Arvind Kejriwal tweeted a tribute to his wife with a picture of them hugging, he made a little history in India. The BBC's Rupa Jha reports.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Make cyber space safer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 17:46
US President Barack Obama has urged technology companies to give the government greater help to improve cyber security.

US sniper confesses to murder plot

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 17:35
A former US soldier nicknamed Rambo who allegedly formed an international band of snipers as mercenaries confesses to a murder plot in New York.

Why America loves a police car chase

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 17:11
Why Americans love a good police car chase - on live TV

Canada foils 'mass shooting plot'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-13 16:59
Canadian police say they have foiled an imminent plot to carry out a mass shooting in the Halifax area and have made three arrests.