National / International News

Many young pupils 'can't communicate'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 18:11
A study suggests too many children are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.

North Korea 'arrests South spies'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:56
North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.

Office workers 'too sedentary'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:54
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign.

NHS medical accidents unit 'needed'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:47
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.

Fitness linked to lower cancer risk

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:44
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.

'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:35
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

Mayor rejects airport expansion plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:33
Boris Johnson turns down a £220 million project to expand London City Airport.

Cathedral statues for Queen and Duke

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:22
The Queen unveils statues of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh at Canterbury Cathedral to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

Italy court to rule on Kercher death

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:51
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

US agents 'attended sex parties'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:36
A new report alleges that US drug enforcement agents attended sex parties funded by drug cartels while stationed overseas.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:36
What degree did the most billionaires study?

Branagh's Cinders goes back to basics

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:34
Branagh goes back to basics for new Cinderella movie

'Killer in the cockpit'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:32
Friday's papers are full of speculation about what may have led the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus 320 to deliberately crash the jet, and on how airlines can protect themselves from such occurrences.

Cunning elite hoard wealth in Angola

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:24
Angola is an economic success story, writes Mary Harper - but also a land many inhabit in poverty, while a super-wealthy elite thrives.

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:22
What does your food shopping say about you?

Analysis: 'Hell yes, I'm tough enough'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:13
As Ed Miliband says he is tough enough to run the country, will the image convince the public?

Vladimir Putin's formative German years

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:12
The shock that left a young KGB officer in fear of people power

VIDEO: The life of a rare fruit collector

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:06
Helton Josue Teodoro Muniz is one of the world's great rare fruit collectors, yet he was born with a motor neurone deficiency and it is difficult for him even today to hold a seed.

VIDEO: Would you buy a phone made of grass?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:06
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.

Election 2015: Who won the interview contest on social media?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 16:05
Which party leader won the first TV contest on social media?