International News

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:00
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

Businessman backs fiscal autonomy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:56
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.

New laws streamline care in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:54
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:49
Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.

VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:47
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.

VIDEO: Landmark London clothes shop closes

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
The women's fashion shop that resisted the decades

Business warning, zero hours policy, and feckless fathers

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
A warning 'not to change course' from senior business leaders, Labours plans for 'zero hours' contracts, and a couple of extremely fecund fathers feature in Wednesday's papers.

Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:45
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:37
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash

Virtual reality take on refugee life

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:24
Virtual reality was shown off as a tool for immersive, empathetic journalism at the recent Ted conference - but does it have a future in film-making?

VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:22
A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

VIDEO: Soros: 'Europe is ignoring' Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:13
Europe has its priorities wrong and should be focusing on what is going on in Ukraine, says billionaire investor George Soros.

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:06
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Care system 'gets biggest shake-up'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:04
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:02
Can you win at anything with enough practice?

EU milk quota system is abolished

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:02
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

Air passenger duty cut from 1 April

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:01
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, which will mean cheaper flights for thousands of people who travel over 4,000 miles.

VIDEO: Young surfers taught to save lives

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:38
The number of people drowning in Australian has continued to fall as children are being taught to be safe in the water.

Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:27
More than 100 company leaders, including the boss of BP, declare support for a Conservative-led government in a letter published in the Daily Telegraph.