International News

New appeal by niece of 'Disappeared'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 21:13
The niece of a former monk who was murdered and secretly buried by the IRA appeals for help to find his body ahead of her visit to the search site.

Research shortage as unis lag behind

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 21:10
A shortage of researchers in science, engineering, maths and medicine needs to be tackled, a higher education think tank warns.

I regret not winning title - Gerrard

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 21:05
Outgoing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he feels the pain of never winning the Premier League title.

Body-in-boot killer 'quit treatment'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 21:00
A man who kept his girlfriend's body in a car boot after killing her had ended mental health treatment days before, a review reveals.

ITV staff staging 24-hour strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:16
ITV staff are staging a 24-hour strike and planning a protest outside the broadcaster's annual meeting, in a dispute over pay.

OECD attacks 'aggressive tax plans'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:09
Technology companies need to stop "extremely aggressive" tax planning, the man charged with reforming global tax rules has told the BBC.

999 vehicles 'crash five times daily'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 20:07
More than five emergency vehicles crashed a day on average in the West Midlands in the past three years, figures show.

Stephen Sutton's legacy hits £4.5m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:51
On the first anniversary of his death, money raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton reaches more than £4.5m.

Prostate cancer drug 'extends lives'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:29
A chemotherapy drug can extend the lives of patients with advanced prostate cancer by nearly two years, a major "game-changing" study shows.

Palm 'holds secrets of future health'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:23
The chances of having a heart attack, stroke or dying young may be hidden in the palm of the hand, a study suggests.

$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 19:11
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.

Is UK inequality as bad as in the US?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:40
Are City bonuses worth more than double the amount paid to full-time workers on minimum wage?

Are Labour tribes readying to go to war?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:39
The Labour Party faces a period of much soul-searching about the best way to move forward from its disastrous election campaign, says Mark Mardell.

Has The Tribe changed what a deaf film can be?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:30
The tense new film using only sign language

Fox fight: comedians drive online opposition to hunting vote

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:27
How Ricky Gervais targeted Tories over fox hunting vote

VIDEO: Kabul siege kills at least five

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:10
Afghan police say that at least five people have been killed in an attack on a Kabul hotel that was packed with foreigners awaiting a concert.

Depp's dogs face death in Australia

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:08
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs - Boo and Pistol - from Australia or they will have to be put down.

Riot-hit youth jail 'generally safe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 18:07
A young offenders' institution, once hit by riots, is decent and generally safe but needs to address issues with drugs and violence, a report finds.

UKIP campaign chief condemns Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 17:52
UKIP's election campaign chief condemns Nigel Farage as a "snarling" and "aggressive" man who is turning the party into a "personality cult".