International News

Lords to debate Holyrood powers

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:12
The House of Lords is to have a full debate on the powers of the Scottish parliament following the referendum "No" vote.

Misery of the hidden costs of school

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:07
Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Salt destroying fertile land - UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:05
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

NHS screening advice 'must improve'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:50
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.

High 'reoffending risk' at prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:47
More needs to be done to stop inmates reoffending at a Lancashire prison, a report finds.

Thousands of police 'plan to leave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:43
More than 5,000 police officers in England and Wales plan to leave the service in the next two years, a Police Federation online survey suggests.

Samaritans app flags worrying tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:40
An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.

New asylum backlog emerges, say MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:35
The Home Office is facing a fresh backlog of asylum cases on top of 30,000 unresolved applications dating back to 2007, MPs warn.

Where do billionaires go to university?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:30
Where do the super-rich go to university?

VIDEO: Play games with your pet over the net

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:23
Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.

VIDEO: A tour of Essex's listed skatepark

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:14
A 1970s skatepark in Essex has been given Grade 2 listed status by English Heritage.

Calais comments and immigration 'mess'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:12
Comments by the mayor of Calais about migrants heading to Britain and criticism of the immigration system as a whole are on the front pages.

A day without data

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:06
It is possible to not share any information?

VIDEO: Can Rory go a day without data?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:06
Can the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, go a day without sharing any data?

Disasters group launches Ebola appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:00
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.

Facebook warns spending to rise

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 15:56
Facebook has warned that its spending will increase sharply next year and its revenue growth will slow in the fourth quarter.

VIDEO: Moment unmanned rocket explodes

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 15:44
An unmanned cargo rocket has exploded seconds after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.

US warns Russia on Ukraine rebel vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 15:36
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Russia that it will violate international agreements if it recognises an election planned by rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Egypt 'plans Gaza smuggling buffer'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 15:22
Egypt is reportedly planning a 500m buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip to block the smuggling of weapons.

Earthquake hits Nottinghamshire

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 14:52
The British Geological Survey confirms that Nottinghamshire is hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.6 on the Richter scale.