International News

Tesco to move sweets from checkouts

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 21:38
Tesco says it is to stop selling sweets and chocolates at all its checkouts in an effort to help customers make healthier choices.

Ex-tycoon warns on Russia sanctions

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 21:26
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says new sanctions risk playing into the hands of nationalists trying to isolate Moscow from the West.

'Computers affect ability to learn'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 21:21
A teaching union in Northern Ireland voices concern about the impact of modern technology on children's ability to learn at school.

VIDEO: The house that is heated by sea water

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 21:01
The National Trust is unveiling a new project on Thursday to suck heat from the sea to warm one of its historic homes in North Wales.

Russian 'fury' at Charles, and eBay security - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 21:00
Growing Russian anger at Prince Charles's comments about Vladimir Putin, and concerns about a hacking attack on online auction site eBay are among the stories on Thursday's front pages.

Sea's heat to warm historic house

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 20:49
One of the finest old mansions in Wales is making history with a new technology that sucks heat from sea water.

VIDEO: Dozens charged in US child porn raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 20:28
Special Agent in Charge James Hayes says a police officer, a rabbi and a nurse are among more than 70 people arrested in the US for allegedly sharing child pornography online.

One of two absconded prisoners found

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 19:52
One of two men who absconded from an open prison in Cheshire is found, police say.

More Thai talks amid martial law

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 19:49
Parties on both sides of Thailand's political divide are to meet for a second day of talks, as martial law continues in the protest-hit nation.

Loneliness: Beating the curse of old age

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:58
The scheme that aims to bring comfort to the lonely

Furore over 'sexist' opera critics

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:52
Stars of the opera world react angrily to a series of reviews criticising the weight of Glyndebourne singer Tara Erraught.

VIDEO: Matadors gored at Madrid festival

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:40
A major event in Madrid's bullfighting season has been cancelled after all three matadors were gored by bulls.

Tuareg rebels 'defeat Mali army'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:38
Tuareg rebels in Mali say they have defeated government forces in heavy fighting for control of the key northern town of Kidal.

TV drama revisits 'optimism' of 1996

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:19
If the 2008 crash was the end of an era, was 1996 the start?

One month's domestic violence death toll

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:06
Eight people who died because of domestic violence

VIDEO: Artist's paintings to go on display

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:56
Hundreds of sketches, paintings and letters belonging to the 18th Century painter Joseph Wright are to go on public display for the first time.

Forest carbon loss 'underestimated'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:54
The amount of carbon lost from tropical forests through degradation is being significantly underestimated according to a new study.

Hospital superbug 'shared with pets'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:35
Pets can harbour the hospital superbug MRSA and share it with their owners, but health risks are very low, research suggests.

VIDEO: Scans unlock secrets of 'first bird'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:25
A new 3D X-ray fossil-scanning technique has produced the clearest images yet of Archaeopteryx, often described as "the first bird".

X-rays shine light on mystery 'bird'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:25
A new 3D fossil-scanning technique inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s camera obscura has produced the clearest images yet of Archaeopteryx, “the first bird”.
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