National / International News

US House passes $1.1tn budget bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 18:20
The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.1tn budget hours before government was due to shut down at midnight on Thursday.

McCann probe interviews to conclude

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:51
Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are expected to conclude their questioning of witnesses later.

Asian shares follow Wall St higher

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:30
Asian markets traded mostly higher, following gains on Wall Street after US government data showed strength in the world's largest economy.

GCHQ app targets budding sleuths

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:28
The government's electronic monitoring agency GCHQ hopes to target future cyber sleuths as it launches its first mobile phone app.

VIDEO: Brazilian claims to be a serial killer

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:28
Police in Brazil have arrested a man who confessed to killing 42 people over the past decade in Rio de Janeiro, as Ben Bland reports.

BBC Music Awards: The verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 17:22
Stars give their verdicts on first ever BBC Music Awards

Ed Sheeran 'owes career to Spotify'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 16:26
Pop star Ed Sheeran bucks the trend for criticising Spotify, saying his popularity on the site has allowed him to play three nights at Wembley Stadium.

US needs to show it's still top dog

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:55
Could the new defence secretary help to transform the global public image of the Obama administration, asks John Simpson?

Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:49
Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture

VIDEO: Can yoga solve climate change?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:49
How could yoga fix climate change?

The female football mania that led to it being banned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
The surge in popularity that led to women's football being banned

VIDEO: 'I was an al-Shabab recruit'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
The BBC's Tom Burridge met one young Kenyan who says he was recruited by al-Shabab when he was 18.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
Why did someone say nasty things about Angelina Jolie?

The tiger who flew halfway across the world

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
Why a Greek tiger is living a new life in the US

Scottish bonds move step closer

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:43
The UK government confirms it is beginning the formal process to allow the Scottish government to issue bonds.

Shopper numbers bucking UK trend

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:40
High street promotions on Black Friday help increase the number of shoppers on Scotland's high streets for the fifth month in a row.

Allergy laws enforced in restaurants

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:39
Restaurants and takeaways in the UK will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.

Memory lapses may signal stroke risk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
People with memory problems who have a university education could be at greater risk of a stroke, suggests research from the Netherlands.

Record cut in carbon emissions

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
Carbon emissions cut by a record 12 million tonnes in Scotland last year thanks to the renewable electricity industry.

Hospitals ‘face mounting pressures’

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
Hospitals across the UK are facing mounting pressures as winter hits, health leaders are warning, as demand rises due to seasonal illnesses.

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