International News

How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:39
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?

All diets 'have similar results'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:23
All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.

House the elderly on NHS land - MP

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:17
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.

The homes under the sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:07
The homes where you can live under the sea

How to find fast food menu secrets

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:02
The fast food items you've never heard of

VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 16:00
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.

Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:58
About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:47
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:33
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.

Dog lead mother jailed after appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:26
A mother who walked her daughter to school on a dog lead during a "campaign of cruelty" is jailed at the second time of asking.

The battle for anonymity on the web

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:22
Horizon meets the pioneer of anti-surveillance web tech

Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:19
Cockatoos teach each other to use tools

VIDEO: Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:12
Cockatoos learn to make and use tools when shown by another bird, research reveals.

VIDEO: The snail farm in my spare bedroom

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:12
What does it take to be a snail farmer?

VIDEO: 'I filmed the start of WWII'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:11
The man who filmed the beginning of World War Two

Meadow protection plan 'backfires'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:09
A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog English Nature.

Wormwood Scrubs 'filthy and unsafe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:05
Wormwood Scrubs prison in west London is described as "filthy" and unsafe in a report by inspectors.

UK moves up global economic ranking

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:01
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.

Allergy mistakes 'risking lives'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:01
Thousands of lives are put at risk each year by doctors prescribing drugs that patients are known to be allergic to, the medicines watchdog says.

VIDEO: Care homes: Views from the inside

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 15:00
Inhabitants of a care home for the elderly in Kent talk about their experience of living and ageing there.