National / International News

Why so many ships fly Panama's flag

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:12
Why do so many ships fly the Panamanian banner

The rebel mothers seeking lost children

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:57
The ex-fighters seeking children they were forced to give up

LinkedIn in $6m labour settlement

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:42
LinkedIn agrees to pay $6m in wages and damages after an investigation finds it failed to account for all the hours worked by its employees.

New school qualifications handed out

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:23
The first candidates to study for the qualifications that have replaced Standard Grades are receiving their results today.

Salmond and Darling go head to head

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:22
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are due to go head to head in a televised referendum debate.

Nigeria army 'atrocities' uncovered

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:07
Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, where the military is fighting Islamist militants.

'Victorian exam system fails pupils'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:06
England's exam system is "unimaginative, little changed from Victorian times" and fails to prepare students for the modern workplace, says the headmaster of Eton.

Dell develops mood-reading tech

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:03
Dell Research says it is working on mood-reading software that could be ready for sale within the next three years.

DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:00
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.

Euro forest disturbances increasing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:57
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.

Britons 'liable to UAE Sharia courts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:54
The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.

Detroit porch killer testifies

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:43
A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch testifies he fired because he refused to be a victim in his own home.

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