International News

McDonald's halts nuggets sales in HK

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:36
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.

Africa 'needs green revolution'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:20
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.

'Fluffy' dinosaurs were widespread

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:19
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:17
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Charges over Mexico children's home

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:15
A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.

'Disobedient objects' map protests

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 17:05
How crockery changed the world

Five famous Scots with no vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:48
Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:42
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

'Alarming' increase in sham weddings

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:28
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

Arizona halts executions amid review

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:18
Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.

Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:14
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.

Obama urges action over tax scheme

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 16:03
US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

Music fans descend on Wickerman site

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:45
Thousands of music fans head to south west Scotland as the annual Wickerman Festival gets under way.

Exam reform delayed by schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:44
Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.

Giants fall in love with Liverpool

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:38
The enigmatic Frenchman behind Liverpool's 25ft grandmother

Gaza shelter attack 'kills 13'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:24
At least 13 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say.

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:20
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:20
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.

Winners and losers from a strong pound

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:12
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Senegal’s cattle rustlers challenged

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:11
Squaring up to Senegal's cattle rustlers
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