National / International News

Foreign visits 'rose fastest in SW'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 19:21
The number of overseas tourists visiting the South West in 2013 grew at a faster rate than anywhere else in Britain, according to VisitBritain.

London 'Europe's dearest culture hub'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:56
London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, with Warsaw the cheapest, a survey suggests.

India blocks Gandhi murder film

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:31
India blocks the release of a film on the assassination of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, after complaints it glorifies her killers.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:05
Why was this man refused entry to Dubai?

The town at the centre of Britain

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:05
The town that would have to rebrand if Scotland voted Yes

Navi Pillay rebukes Security Council

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:05
UN's human rights chief Navi Pillay strongly criticises the UN Security Council for its failure to prevent conflicts around the world.

How Sam Cam's ancestor 'reinvented' walking

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:03
How Sam Cam's ancestor 'reinvented' walking

What are the main reasons men pay for sex?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 16:02
What are the main reasons men pay for sex?

Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet expectations?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:53
Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet voters' expectations?

Stench of decay turns coral away

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:44
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.

Venezuela 'to fingerprint shoppers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:42
Venezuela plans to fingerprint supermarket shoppers in a move to combat food shortages and smuggling.

Argentina debt plan ruled 'illegal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:32
Argentina's plan to ask investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt is ruled "illegal" by a US court.

Double vaccines 'could end polio'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:31
Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the crippling and potentially fatal disease, research suggests.

Dutch grapple with jihadist threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:24
Dutch grapple with jihadist threat from some young Muslims

GPs criticised over online services

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:15
Too few GPs have a website or allow appointments to be booked online, according to a Scottish think tank.

Councils bar campaigns from schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:14
The official referendum campaigns are being barred from the majority of schools in Scotland ahead of polling day, BBC research finds.

Purdah is welcome relief (for some)

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:12
Why Scotland's political purdah may be welcomed by some

Secret recordings of a president's daughter

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:09
The secret recordings of a president's daughter

Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:05
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.

VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 15:04
The 83-year-old still tied to Brazil's Big Island prison
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