National / International News

Where did the word 'manifesto' come from?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:19
The history of words we use at election time is often rich and sometimes surprising.

What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:18
What does a billion pounds actually buy the nation?

Students target MPs over fees pledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:51
The National Union of Students has launched a "payback time" campaign against MPs who broke their 2010 election promise over tuition fees, including leading Liberal Democrats.

Sleep apnoea 'linked to memory loss'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:49
People who have difficulty breathing while asleep are more likely to develop memory problems early on, a study in the journal Neurology suggests.

Brazil's ruling party treasurer held

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:47
The treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers Party, Joao Vaccari, is arrested in connection with a massive corruption scandal at oil giant Petrobras.

Primary places revealed amid squeeze

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:45
More than half a million families are discovering which primary schools their children will attend, amid a growing places squeeze in parts of England.

'Teach children about sex abuse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:42
Primary school-aged children in the UK need more education on how to avoid sexual abuse, according to a leading researcher.

Australians with IS 'serious threat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:38
Australians fighting alongside Islamic State militants pose a "serious national security threat" that requires a wide-ranging response, a report says.

Remains found in missing student hunt

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:34
Police investigating disappearance of Irish student, Karen Buckley, 24, find human remains at farm north of Glasgow

Does the UK remain a world power?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:25
Is the UK still a significant power on the world stage, or a fading bit-part player, asks Jawad Iqbal.

Election 'bribes' and 'hypocrisy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:19
Thursday's papers highlight the mud-slinging, claims and counter claims by all parties as the election draws closer.

The problem with insulting Erdogan

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 16:02
Politics everywhere is a rough game, but insulting the president in Turkey can come with a heavy price.

Prince backs spa town festivals

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:57
The Prince of Wales backs a campaign to raise £1m to secure the future of Harrogate International Festivals.

Dutch reporter who tried to solve MH17 crime

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:52
Dutch reporter's search for evidence in Ukraine air crash

What is a progressive in politics?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:29
The words "progressive alliance" are sure to feature in the BBC's leaders' debate later. Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader, Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader and Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, have all used the phrase. But what does it mean?

'Significant' Pictish fort discovery

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:27
University of Aberdeen archaeologists discover a "very significant" Pictish fort off the coast of Aberdeenshire.

Scottish house prices 'rise rapidly'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:27
Scottish house prices were pushed "rapidly upwards" last month as property supply continued to lag demand, according to a survey.

Cameron launches Scottish manifesto

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:26
David Cameron will promise more powers for Holyrood while in Scotland for the launch of the Scottish Conservative manifesto.

VIDEO: 'Mexico's Jon Stewart' reboots the news

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:23
Meet 'Mexico's Jon Stewart'

Russia's most daring theatre company

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:12
How far can Russia's most daring theatre company go?

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