National / International News

US man tried to 'swim to N Korea'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:29
South Korean authorities say they have detained an American man they believe was trying to swim to North Korea.

VIDEO: Clashes in Brazil following eviction

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:00
There have been clashes in Brazil's largest city Sao Paulo following the eviction of 200 families occupying an old hotel in the city.

US man charged with supporting IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:32
A man from Rochester, New York has been charged with trying to recruit people to join Islamic State and to shoot people in the US, say prosecutors.

Chin strap turns chewing into power

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:27
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.

'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:52
What was life like in the 'streets in the sky'?

Is it time for a mental health waiting target?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:39
Is it time for a mental health wait target?

VIDEO: The man behind Alibaba: Jack Ma

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:36
Who is the man behind Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that is about to launch a record listing on the New York stock market?

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:29
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

MPs criticise 'lax' waste schemes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:21
Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.

Files reveal WW2 secret 'Agent Fifi'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18
World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut.

VIDEO: Examining a rare colossal squid

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18
Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports

VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:30
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive

Liverpool 'have a lot to learn'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:28
Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool must improve to progress in the Champions League after his late penalty saw off Ludogorets.

The PoW who built a $180m business

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:28
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:25
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

VIDEO: Mexico's earthquake 'moles'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:21
The aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake saw the founding of the elite rescue group Los Topos or 'The Moles'

Golding Flies classic marks 60 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:19
Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on

The freedivers who swim with whales

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:16
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales

VIDEO: Lasers deliver brighter 3D films

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:16
BBC Click looks at a new laser projector that promises to deliver brighter and clearer pictures.
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