National / International News

Fears over teacher-pupil sex claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:21
New figures show almost 1,000 teachers have faced a sex claim in the past five years, but unions are concerned many turn out to be false.

McIlroy 'most talented since Ballesteros'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 22:12
Rory McIlroy "is far too talented" not to return to winning ways in 2014, say Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington.

In pictures: Melbourne melts in 43C heat

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 21:36
A selection of the best pictures from the first four days of the Australian Open, as temperatures consistently exceed 40C.

'Five hurt' in Israel Gaza air raids

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 21:24
Five people are injured in a series of Israeli air raids on the Gaza Strip after rockets are fired towards Ashkelon in southern Israel, reports say.

VIDEO: Rennard 'should be out of Lib Dems'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 21:06
Bridget Harris, a former special adviser to Nick Clegg, tells Newsnight that she does not want to remain part of the Liberal Democrats if Lord Rennard is allowed to remain in the party.

France 'underestimated' CAR hatred

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 21:00
France underestimated the hatred between Christian and Muslims in the Central African Republic, its ambassador to the United Nations says.

Calls to back upland flood schemes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 20:59
Ministers are being urged to show greater leadership on flooding by keeping water in the hills away from homes

US firefighters saw air crash victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 20:40
Firefighters responding to a San Francisco plane crash last July knew a Chinese teenager was on the ground nearby before they ran over her.

Two arrested over India gang rape

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 20:18
Police in the Indian capital Delhi say they have arrested two people in connection with the gang rape of a Danish woman.

Child died on first day at nursery

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:48
A three-year-old girl died on her first day at nursery after getting her neck caught in a rope and was not found for 20 minutes, a court hears.

VIDEO: Filipina carer wins Israeli X Factor

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:32
A Filipina carer, once part of a faceless crowd of foreign workers who tend to Israel's infirm and elderly, has surprised the country by winning one of its most popular TV singing contests.

Oslo’s rapid growth redefines Nordic identity

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:27
Oslo's giant makeover redefines Nordic identity

Philippines web abuse ring smashed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:22
A paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet is broken up by a UK-led international police operation.

The city that never builds anything

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:16
Why does Bristol never build anything new?

New Zealand's Mount Cook shrinks

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:07
New Zealand's highest mountain has shrunk, scientists reveal, with its peak 30m (98ft) lower than previously thought.

VIDEO: Malaysia PM in social media backlash

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:06
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has been widely criticised on social media for his recent comments on rising food prices.

The evolution of the middle class

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 19:04
The British middle class is facing a crisis of confidence, says Labour's leader. But in a nation famously fixated on social stratifications, what does the term actually mean?

Secrets of the speedy elephant shrew

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 18:56
What makes the sengi Earth's speediest small mammal?

VIDEO: The day war came to my village

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 18:43
Ben Okafor witnessed the outbreak of the 1967 Biafran conflict in Nigeria

VIDEO: Is Hong Kong facing a property crash?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 18:39
Authorities in Hong Kong are trying to cool the property market. The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh examines whether the measures are working.

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