International News

Traditional GCSE subjects for all

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:13
Secondary school pupils in England will have to take GCSEs in five core subjects - including either history or geography - under plans to be set out by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.

Asia shares higher after US lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 18:12
Asian shares headed mostly higher, following gains on Wall Street as Japanese shares led the way after four days of losses.

S Korea cuts interest rates

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 17:48
South Korea's central bank cut interest rates to a record low, a move seen as an attempt to stem the economic fall out from an outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Schoolboy discovers new planet

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 17:36
A planet 1000 light-years away is found by a schoolboy from Staffordshire.

Simple steps 'could save NHS £5bn'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 17:06
The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say.

Nuts 'protect against early death'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:57
Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests.

UN troops 'barter goods for sex'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:42
UN peacekeepers regularly barter goods for sex with people in the countries the world body is meant to be helping, a draft UN report says.

How much is nature worth in the UK?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:37
The UK's natural capital is worth £1.6tn - is that just a meaningless big number?

Toy car helps three-legged tortoise

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:30
A vet fits part of a toy car to a tortoise to help it get around after losing a leg.

Help to quit broadband contracts

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:11
UK watchdog Ofcom's new chief reveals a plan to help broadband users quit their contracts if their internet speeds are too slow.

Tories to sell off more of Royal Mail

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:06
The government will sell half of its remaining shares in Royal Mail, and give a further stake to employees, Chancellor George Osborne said.

In the shadow of Magna Carta

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:03
Daniella Zalcman's photographs of Runnymede Eco-Village, a stone's throw from where the Magna Carta was sealed.

Grant to revamp Livingstone centre

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:02
Plans for a multi-million pound revamp of a museum dedicated to Scots explorer and missionary David Livingstone are awarded £334,000.

Airport expansion: Heathrow v Gatwick

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:02
Will it be Heathrow or Gatwick airport that gets the green light for expansion?

Weeks of disruption on the trains

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:01
Train passengers in Scotland's central belt face weeks of disruption from this weekend when work begins on the Winchburgh tunnel.

North Sea confidence 'at record low'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 16:01
Contractors' confidence in the North Sea oil and gas industry is at a "record low", according to a survey.

Hungary's problem with extremism

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 15:59
The rise of the nationalist Jobbik party is inflaming passions in Hungary, says Jawad Iqbal.

Inside a Texas biker gang funeral

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 15:56
Inside the funeral of a member of a Texas biker gang

VIDEO: Making the 'American Serengeti'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 15:52
Why ranchers are up in arms about a bison preserve

'We are the child': the anti-Assad slogan spreading across the Middle East

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 15:46
The anti-Assad slogan spreading across the Middle East