National / International News

Indonesian mineral ban takes effect

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 20:28
Indonesia pushes through a hotly-contested ban on raw minerals exports after making last minute concessions for the country's two biggest miners.

Abuse suspect parents 'should flee'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 20:20
An MP contacted by parents going through the family courts tells BBC Panorama they should go abroad rather than face justice here.

England triumph in Women's Ashes Test

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 20:17
England take a big step towards retaining the Women's Ashes after winning the one-off Test by 61 runs in Perth.

Why is childcare so expensive?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 19:41
But why do workers still earn low wages?

Afghan 'suicide girl' reveals ordeal

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 19:01
An Afghan girl tells the BBC how her family ordered her to wear a suicide vest and attack a police checkpoint in Helmand province.

VW eyes $7bn N America investment

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:50
German carmaker Volkswagen says it will invest $7bn (£4bn) in North America over the next five years as it looks to boost its sales in the region.

UK childcare costs 'rise by 19%'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:50
Childcare costs rose by 19% in the year to December 2013, according to a specialist website, with the cost of nannies increasing the most.

More new graduate jobs promised

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:41
A survey of 100 big employers in the UK suggests they are planning to take on more new graduates this year.

Fierce fish catch swallows in flight

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:35
African tigerfish have been filmed by scientists catching swallows in flight.

Mother and son shot at bingo hall

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:22
A 56-year-old woman and her son have been shot in what detectives have described as a targeted attack outside a Manchester bingo hall.

In pictures: The longest ever raft journey

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 18:07
The longest ever raft journey - from South America to Australia

Readers' tales of extreme commuting

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:59
Readers' most epic tales of extreme commuting

Belgrade's love for 1980s Brit bands

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:55
The Serbian capital's love affair with 1980s British bands

Digging for their lives

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:41
Of the 26 million Russians who died in World War Two, up to four million are still considered "missing in action". But volunteers are searching battlefields to find and bury them.

VIDEO: Global drive aims to make food safer

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:23
Food scares are increasingly common these days, but international experts are redoubling efforts to improve food safety.

VIDEO: Leak soaks Globes red carpet

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 17:05
A leak from a sprinkler has sprayed water over the red carpet, hours before the start of the Golden Globe Awards.

Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:15
Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

Scotland 'benefits from UK union'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:07
The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael is to set out the case for Scotland remaining in the UK union during a lecture in Stirling later.

Actress Alexandra Bastedo dies at 67

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:06
Actress Alexandra Bastedo, best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, dies aged 67 following a long illness.

Slower growth for Scots economy

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 16:06
The Scottish economy is continuing to grow but the pace of growth is declining, according to the Bank of Scotland's latest PMI report.

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