International News

TV doctor infests himself with worms

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 17:41
BBC TV presenter Dr Michael Mosley has infected himself with a series of parasites in an effort to understand how they affect the human body.

2016 goal for Asian vultures release

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 17:33
After the devastation wrought by a veterinary drug on Asian vulture populations, a project hopes to begin releasing captive-bred birds into the wild by 2016.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 17:17
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers in WW1?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 17:07
The wartime post was a remarkable operation delivering millions of letters and parcels every week, many to the front line.

VIDEO: US teen 'proud' to snowboard for Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:56
Meet the US teen who's Ireland's first Olympic snowboarder

UK to act on wrongly-blocked sites

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:54
The government is drawing up a list of sites inadvertently blocked by the filters it asked internet service providers to implement.

Social media transforms lessons

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:49
Is social media set to kill schoolbooks?

VIDEO: A look ahead to an ageing population

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:42
How the ageing population is changing the world

So long, Ben Bernanke

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:35
A personal farewell to the outgoing Fed chairman

Bannockburn battle recreated in 3D

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:26
A game that will allow visitors to the new Battle of Bannockburn centre to lead a medieval army in 3D isunveiled.

MSPs call for end of 'bedroom tax'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:24
A Holyrood committee calls on the UK government to abolish the spare room subsidy or hand powers to the Scottish Parliament to enable it do so.

VIDEO: Inside the mind of an inventor

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:20
The man behind the world's fastest mobility scooter

More poorer Scots applying to study

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:20
The proportion of young Scots from the poorest areas who have applied to university has more than doubled in the past decade.

VIDEO: Guilty verdicts in Kercher case

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:18
An Italian court has reinstated the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito for the death of Meredith Kercher in 2007.

VIDEO: Close up look at solar-powered home

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:15
Keith Eggington lives with his wife Joan in a solar-powered house in Rotherham. He explains the huge benefits to being powered by the sun.

US school confiscates pupils' meals

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 16:13
School officials in the US state of Utah apologise after a worker confiscated lunches from students whose parents were in arrears on meal payments.

Ukraine leader defiant amid turmoil

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 15:59
Ukraine's president, who is on sick leave, says the government is doing all it can to end the political crisis but the opposition is "inflaming" unrest.

Zynga buys game-maker NaturalMotion

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 15:39
Social gaming firm Zynga announces the purchase of UK gamemaker Natural Motion as it posts a loss of $25m for the fourth quarter.

VIDEO: Johansson quits Oxfam over ad row

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 14:49
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson steps down as an Oxfam ambassador after criticism of her support for Israeli company SodaStream.

US 'concern' at Syria weapons delay

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 14:27
The US says only 4% of Syria's declared chemical weapons has been surrendered and expresses concern at the lack of progress.

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