International News

Top Taliban killings 'ineffective'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:33
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.

Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:57
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

Brain's 'internal compass' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:46
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.

Should students carry guns on campus?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:45
The battle for guns at university

'Support vulnerable doctors' call

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:43
Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.

Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:39
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.

Distrust hampers Pakistan militant control

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:35
The Pakistan Government and military distrust each other - and that makes combating violence difficult, says Owen Bennett-Jones.

Picture power: Doused with milk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:12
Adrees Latif explains how he captured the moment a man was treated for the effects of pepper spray.

Christingle: The Christmas tradition that only got going in the 1960s

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:08
the tradition that only got going in the 1960s

VIDEO: Jail staff 'sent miles to fill gaps'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:04
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.

New record depth for deepest fish

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

US Secret Service is too 'insular'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:49
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.

Record 500,000 started university

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:47
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:16
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:14
Do you remember who said what from 2014?

'Teen terror' and 'Xmas costs less' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The West's struggle to deal with the threat posed by Islamic State militants features in some papers, while others are gearing up for Christmas festivities.

VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.