National / International News

In pictures: Women of Hargeisa

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:03
Photographer Alison Baskerville's pictures of women she met in the capital of Somaliland.

Tesco soft drinks gradual sugar cut

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:02
Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.

Titanic label to go under the hammer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:02
The label of a parcel destined for an officer on the ill-fated Titanic is up for auction.

Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:01
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.

Accused hacker's property returned

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:59
A man accused of hacking US computers, battling for the return of property seized by police, is given back 25 of the 31 items.

Ocean's 'hidden realm' revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:59
The hidden world of the ocean's tiniest organisms has been revealed in a series of studies.

Brain-reading implant controls arm

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:52
A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading implant in his brain.

Quarter of skin 'on road to cancer'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:51
More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

Islamic State: How it is run

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:48
The BBC's Aidan Lewis looks at what is known about the structure of Islamic State (IS) and how the jihadist group is run.

Volatile Burundi seeks a new politics

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:46
Tensions are still high in Burundi following a failed coup bid as the people protest against their autocratic president, says Maud Jullien.

What next for the warring Le Pen family?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:45
Politics and family make for a heady mix, especially when it involves right-wing views and the Le Pens, writes Jamie Coomarasamy.

Police to pay rape victim £20,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:44
Hampshire police agree a £20,000 out-of-court settlement with a rape victim after officers failed to investigate her complaint properly and arrested her.

Migrant meltdown, and 'jihadi bride plot'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:36
There is much discussion of the latest immigration figures, and the Daily Mail says its investigation has prevented a teenager from joining Islamic State jihadists.

Service marks Quintinshill disaster

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:34
A memorial service is due to be held service at Gretna Green for the victims of Britain's worst rail disaster.

On the trail of Thailand's human traffickers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:20
As the trade in human beings becomes more and more profitable, entire communities in Thailand are helping the traffickers, discovers Jonathan Head.

VIDEO: Thailand's human trafficking trade

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:18
Jonathan Head has spent six months investigating the trafficking of humans in Thailand.

VIDEO: Policing football behind the scenes

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:03
Victoria Derbyshire reporter Dan Johnson follows the police operation as West Bromwich Albion play Chelsea at The Hawthorns.

Cost of rent 'up 4.6% in a year'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:02
The cost of renting a home rose by 4.6% in the year to the end of April, the fastest rise since November 2010, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: Why measure feet with iPads?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:02
The Clarks shoe company started using iPads to measure children's feet last year, and it's all about capturing invaluable foot data.

Why measure feet with iPads?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:01
Why a shoe company measures kids' feet with iPads