International News

Thai junta 'must end repression'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:04
Rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand's coup leaders to end repression, citing "widespread" human rights violations.

'Union strikes back' - the front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 21:00
The press reflects on the efforts of Westminster party leaders to persuade Scots to vote against independence in next week's referendum.

The rebirth of canned beer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 20:08
Could craft beer make the metal can cool?

Inquest for hoax call nurse to start

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:53
The inquest is set to begin into the death of a nurse found hanged after answering a hoax call at her hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.

VIDEO: Jon Stewart's directorial debut

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:45
Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut at the Toronto Film Festival with a film about about a journalist imprisoned in Iran

Ferguson road block protest stopped

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:38
Police in Ferguson, Missouri stop protesters from blocking a nearby highway amid anger over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

Bond villain actor Kiel dies aged 74

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:20
Actor Richard Kiel - who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films - has died aged 74, a Californian hospital confirms.

Stalking prosecutions at record high

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:52
A record number of people were charged with stalking-related offences in England and Wales last year after the introduction of new laws.

UK proton beam centres open in 2018

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:39
Proton beam therapy centres to treat cancers will be available in Manchester and London in 2018, NHS officials confirm.

Concussion 'breathalyser' proposed

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:30
Scientists in Birmingham are trialling new medical tests that lead to rapid, pitchside diagnosis of concussion in sport.

Call for lung cancer screening in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:10
Delays bringing in screening for lung cancer in the UK could cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a leading cancer expert.

Verdict due for Oscar Pistorius

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:59
South African Judge Thokosile Masipa is due to give her verdict at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius - the athlete could face 25 years in jail.

Downton Abbey: The secrets of series five

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:38
Secrets of the costume juggernaut

RBS 'contingency for London move'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:34
Royal Bank of Scotland confirms it has contingency plans to move its headquarters from Scotland to London if there is a Yes vote in the referendum.

Tumour 'diagnosis' for Rob Ford

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:23
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is admitted to hospital with a tentative diagnosis of a tumour after suffering months of abdominal pain.

Amazon destruction increases again

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:09
New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.

'Signs of recovery' in ozone layer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:49
The ozone layer around the earth is showing its first sign of thickening after years of steady depletion, a UN team says.

Ayre ways boost Liverpool sales

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:48
How Liverpool FC’s attention to detail pays off

Lesser-known things about being deafblind

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:46
How do people who are deaf and blind communicate?

What about Scottish sport?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:29
What might happen to Scottish sport after a "Yes" and a "No" vote