National / International News

Scottish power workers praised

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 19:40
Scotland's first Minister Alex Salmond praises the efforts of people who worked over Christmas to restore power disrupted by the bad weather.

In pictures: Kashmiri saffron

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 19:26
How saffron, the world's most expensive spice, is harvested

11 slogans that changed China

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 19:20
...and 10 other slogans that changed China

Boxing Day Family Puzzler 2013

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 19:19
My Boxing Day Puzzler is specifically designed to foil the resident clever-clogs and give hope to those struggling to focus after the indulgence of Christmas Day.

Solving medical problems online

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 19:16
'Finally I discovered my daughter's condition'

Amazon gold workers fight to stay in their mine

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 19:01
Prospectors fighting for their livelihood in Brazil's Amazon

Rio's beaches vital for city's food scene

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 18:41
How Rio's beaches play a vital role for the city's restaurant scene

Entertainment quiz of 2013: Part two

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 18:39
How much do you remember about July to December?

VIDEO: Ben Stiller: 'I don't make any rules'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 18:34
Actor Ben Stiller talks about his latest role as Walter Mitty

Cheques to be paid in via smartphone

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 18:19
Plans are being announced to allow bank customers to pay cheques into their account by taking photos on their smartphones.

VIDEO: Taxi driver finds $300,000 on back seat

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 18:18
A Las Vegas taxi driver who found a package containing $300,000 on the back seat of his cab has been rewarded for returning the money.

A year in hiding in wartime Florence

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 18:01
How a Jewish family gave the Nazis the slip in wartime Florence

US and Canada suffer continuing cuts

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 17:14
More than 500,000 homes in the north-eastern US and the south-eastern Canada are still without electricity after last weekend's severe ice storm.

Heavy rain kills eight in St Vincent

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 16:43
At least eight die in flooding caused by heavy rain in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, with five deaths reported in St Lucia.

VIDEO: Obama's must-read daily email

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 16:00
The spiritual adviser who sends Obama his must-read daily email

VIDEO: Treats making pet monkeys diabetic

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 16:00
The overfed pet monkeys now suffering from diabetes

VIDEO: What were the top 10 films of 2013?

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 16:00
Tom Brook looks back at the top 10 films of 2013

Anger over Ukraine activist's beating

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 14:55
Opposition politicians in Ukraine are demanding an investigation into the beating of investigative journalist Tetyana Chornovol outside Kiev.

VIDEO: Anger at Ukraine activist's beating

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 14:39
Anti-government demonstrators in Ukraine have held a rally to protest against an attack on an opposition journalist.

Power 'to remain out for Christmas'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 14:34
Some of those hit by power cuts over Christmas could be without electricity until the end of the week after storms which also left 1,000 homes in England flooded.

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