International News

Five challenges to UK foreign policy

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:38
Robin Niblett, director of independent think tank Chatham House, outlines five external challenges that could shape British foreign policy.

Rapid escalation of the cyber-arms race

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:33
The capacity for causing widespread confusion and damage through cyber-attacks is increasing all the time, warns Gordon Corera.

Global '100-year gap' in education standards

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:30
The stark divide in education between rich and poor countries

How much do you know about party election broadcasts?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:20
How much do you know about party election broadcasts?

The love/hate relationship with sun

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:18
How people have both loved and feared sunshine

'Doctors failed diet pill student'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:11
The best friend of student Eloise Parry, thought to have died after taking 'highly toxic' diet pills bought online, says she was failed by doctors.

Harbour light 'confuses creatures'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 17:02
Artificial lighting in harbours is luring in sea creatures that cause damage to ships, a study suggests.

EU vote on alcohol calorie labels

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:59
The European Parliament is set to vote on whether calorie labels should be added to alcoholic beverages.

Anger over Indonesia executions

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:58
Australian recalls its ambassador and Brazil expresses "deep dismay" after their citizens are executed in Indonesia for drug crimes.

Worried parents 'put pressure on A&E'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:56
Worried parents are putting "extra pressure" on A&E departments, leading doctors and nurses warn.

'Ofsted harms children's services'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:43
Ofsted inspections of children's services are outdated and do not always protect vulnerable children, according to a new report.

Venezuela cuts hours to save energy

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:33
Venezuela announces a nationwide electricity rationing plan that includes cutting the working day for public sector employees.

Top quality care urged for youngest

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:26
The next government should focus on the quality of care and education received by young children, say campaigners.

Tories pledge law to curb tax rises

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 16:02
A Conservative government will introduce a law guaranteeing no rise in income tax rates, VAT or National Insurance before 2020, David Cameron will announce.

Louie Louie singer dies aged 71

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:48
Jack Ely, the lead singer of the Kingsmen best known for 1960s hit Louie Louie, dies aged 71

Tax pledge and Brand interview

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:37
An election pledge not to raise taxes in the next parliament, and the Labour leader's interview with comedian Russell Brand make the front pages.

Yacht faults blamed for deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:15
A yacht which capsized leaving four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic may have been affected by structural weaknesses, a report says.

Archaeologists prepare for Waterloo

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:14
An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Glasgow, are ready to begin a dig on the Waterloo battlefield.

Baby, there's an election on

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:12
It's an old joke: give a politician a baby and they'll kiss it. But what about campaigning when the baby is yours?

Last push for Scottish election vote

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 15:11
Scottish parties rally the troops as campaigning for the general election enters its final week.