National / International News

'Nation divided against itself' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:03
The increasingly fractious nature of campaigning in the Scottish independence referendum is captured by papers a day ahead of the vote.

Ukraine rebels defiant over new law

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 20:16
A key Ukrainian rebel leader tells the BBC a new law granting self-rule to parts of the east will not sway the demand for independence.

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.

Fiji coup leader faces electorate

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:14
Fiji's coup leader and former military ruler Frank Bainimarama faces voters in the first election since he seized power in 2006.

China leader Xi heads for India

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:57
China's President Xi Jinping makes his first official visit to India, with a focus on improving trade ties and resolving the decades-old border dispute.

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.

UN brokers Gaza reconstruction deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:09
The UN brokers a deal on rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving roles to the Palestinian Authority and private sector, its top Mid-East envoy says.

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

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:52
'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'

Referendum campaigns make final push

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:36
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.

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

Richard III death injuries revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:05
King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research.

VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers?

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

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