Take, for instance, this:
Some twenty-five people died. Doesn't that count as bloodshed? The way I read this sentence is that the fact of bloodshed is being questioned. Is there a BBC usage of quotation marks I don't recognize?Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders agree a truce to try to end the "bloodshed" of the last two days.
I'm asking about the BBC specifically because I also read some other UK sites, and they don't use "" this way.