International News

VIDEO: Indonesian chilli prices soaring

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 17:06
Chilli prices have tripled in Indonesia this year, causing real problems for consumers.

Extra screen time 'hits GCSE grades'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:59
An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests.

Controlling parents 'harm wellbeing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:36
Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.

China aviation giant buys Irish firm

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:33
A unit of Chinese aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group is buying Irish aircraft leasing firm Avolon for about $2.5bn (£1.6bn).

Science and maths 'vital for adults'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:27
Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.

Care of dying 'still inconsistent'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:25
Palliative care experts say more investment is needed to improve the care of dying patients.

Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:24
Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.

Weight loss surgery 'cures diabetes'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:22
Weight loss surgery cures half of patients with type-2 diabetes, for at least five years, a study suggests.

Singer Wilson crowned prog rock king

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 16:22
Singer and guitarist Steven Wilson is crowned the current king of prog rock after winning three prizes at the Progressive Music Awards in London.

Frosty relations over future of the Arctic

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:59
The US and Russia are at odds over ownership of highly strategic territory in the Arctic, says Shaun Ley.

VIDEO: Millions moan that there's only one topic on Chinese TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:55
When there's (literally) only one thing on TV

Migrant tragedy and refugee pressure

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:39
The front pages contain some moving images of the two boys who died in the migrant drowning tragedy, plus calls for the UK to take in more refugees.

Sturgeon in refugee plea to Cameron

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:31
The Scottish first minister writes to Prime Minister David Cameron calling for the UK to accept its "proportionate share" of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.

10 moving photos of Europe's migrant crisis

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:20
10 of the most moving photos of Europe's migrant crisis

Who, What, Why: Can a bang on the head cause a bald spot?

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:18
Can you get a bald spot from a bang on the head?

VIDEO: Corbyn criticises MPs' 'faux drama'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:10
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the conduct of MPs in the House of Commons.

VIDEO: Reclaiming the 'freak show'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:01
Disabled circus artists seek to reclaim term 'freak show'

Nearly one million 'face mortgage woe'

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 15:01
Nearly a million homeowners have no way of paying off their mortgages because they opted for interest-only loans, Citizens Advice warns.

Kendall warns of Tory 'wipe out' bid

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 14:44
The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.

Missing mother arrested on UK return

BBC - Thu, 2015-09-03 14:38
A woman who went missing with her four children amid fears they may have been heading from London to Syria has been arrested on her return to the UK, police say.