International News

'Unsafe' lorry ban starts in London

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 17:23
A ban on "unsafe" lorries on London's roads, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, comes into force.

Woman raped in John Lewis car park

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 16:57
A woman was dragged from her car and raped in the car park of a John Lewis store, police say.

High Street shoppers run for cover

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 16:47
Shoppers opted for shopping centres over the High Street over the bank holiday, figures suggest.

Contactless card limit rises to £30

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 16:41
UK shoppers will now be able to spend up to £30 using contactless cards after the limit was increased from £20, amid a surge in people using them.

New cross symbolic for Pakistan's Christians

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 16:24
Recent attacks on Christians in Pakistan have captured headlines but there was a time when Christians were integral to national life in the country, says Shahzeb Jillani.

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:57
Hundreds of migrants reach Vienna after being held at the Hungarian border, as Austria introduces extra checks amid an unprecedented influx.

The 'end of Schengen', police cuts, and NHS sat-navs

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:52
Hints that border posts could reappear in the EU, a suggestion that cuts could reduce police numbers by 22,000, and a story about treats being bought on the NHS are among today's headlines.

What is happening at Holyrood?

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:35
MSPs return to Holyrood for the start of the new 2015-16 parliamentary year. We look at what will be happening on the first day back and why this session is particularly important.

Sturgeon to unveil legislation plans

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:25
Education and welfare are expected to feature heavily when the Scottish first minister unveils her new Programme for Government.

VIDEO: African pop star's unlikely comeback

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:18
The fall and rise again of South Africa's unlikely pop star

VIDEO: Labour car share: Yvette Cooper

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:17
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper rejects claims her campaign is "boring".

VIDEO: This teenager maps the Syrian war from his bedroom

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:15
The teenager who maps the Syrian war from his Amsterdam bedroom

The family fed up of being called 'wolves'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:13
Struggling against prejudice as the world's hairiest family

VIDEO: Hipsters flock to treehouse office

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:11
BBC News looks at an eco-friendly treehouse office that has opened in Hoxton, east London, designed for freelance workers.

'Amazing moment' in British politics

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 15:02
BBC's new political editor on UK politics' 'amazing moment'

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 14:36
Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the ancient Syrian Temple of Bel in Palmyra, the United Nations says.

Netflix takes gamble with film cull

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 14:29
Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.

Seabirds 'blighted by plastic waste'

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 13:55
Unless something is done to stem the flow of waste to the oceans, virtually every seabird will be ingesting plastic debris by 2050, say scientists.

Murray expects fired-up Kyrgios

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 13:55
Andy Murray expects Nick Kyrgios to put recent controversy behind him when they meet in the US Open first round.

Fireworks mark Edinburgh's festivals

BBC - Mon, 2015-08-31 13:23
A fireworks display marks the end of the Edinburgh Fringe and International festivals with both reporting increased sales.