International News

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:07
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare. There is also news of how the country is being plunged into darkness.

Labour attacks street light cuts

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:44
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

The hard side of China's soft power

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:19
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:12
Meet the temporary Christmas posties

Builders issue skills funding call

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:06
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:06
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

Gadget insurance complaints rise

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:04
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.

'Real change' in Scots NHS urged

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:04
The chairman of the BMA in Scotland calls for "real change" to ensure the NHS in Scotland is sustainable for future generations.

VIDEO: Tsunami: Pictures from then and now

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:03
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

CBI says job creation likely in 2015

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:01
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:01
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on

NHS to start era of DNA-medicine

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 15:00
The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and help develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.

VIDEO: Indian Ocean tsunami: Aceh 10 years on

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:59
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.

Digging for diversity in Botswana

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:55
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.

VIDEO: US reviews adding NK to terror list

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:54
President Barack Obama says the United States will consider putting North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

VIDEO: Beefing up Botswana's cattle farming

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:53
With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.

Remembering the InterCity 125

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:47
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125

Argentine court grants rights to ape

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:05
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.

VIDEO: Who won the The Apprentice final?

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 14:02
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.

Driver attacks French pedestrians

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-21 13:25
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.