International News

El Nino 'reduces major crop yields'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:23
El Nino events, which affect temperature and rainfall levels, can have a significant impact on the yield of certain major food crops, a study shows.

Cold weather hits Wal-Mart profits

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:20
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, reports a fall in profits due to particularly cold winter weather.

VIDEO: 'Raiders of lost wrecks' found guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:11
Two men have pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of rare artefacts from wrecks off Britain's coast.

Which names do merged businesses discard?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 05:04
Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have merged to form Dixons Carphone. But when two businesses merge, what's the best way to marry their names

VIDEO: Sao Paulo: No rainy season this year

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:54
Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city is facing a serious water shortage, with water levels in its main reservoir at their lowest level since records began.

School crash driver 'faint' theory

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:53
The driver of a car which crashed into children and parents outside a school may have fainted during a coughing fit, his trial hears.

FM will not sack 'conflict' minister

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:52
First Minister Alex Salmond dismisses opposition demands to sack his health secretary after he was accused of "deceiving" parliament.

VIDEO: Opening the doors on animal testing

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:23
UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments. In a film for BBC Newsnight, surgeon Gabriel Weston considers the pros and cons of testing and is given access to a medical research facility.

AUDIO: Oscar Isaac on his Star Wars role

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:21
Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac talks about his role in Star Wars: Episode VII

Google receives 'forget me' requests

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:16
A former politician and a convicted paedophile are among those asking Google to remove links following the right to be forgotten ruling.

3D printing used to model shark skin

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:13
Scientists use a 3D-printed model of shark skin to show how tooth-like scales help the predators to cruise efficiently.

Oil spill on streets of Los Angeles

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:12
About 10,000 gallons of oil was vacuumed up from the LA streets after a pipe broke, shooting crude 20 feet into the air, said the fire department.

Eurosceptics are unpatriotic - Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 04:07
Deputy PM Nick Clegg hits out at advocates of the UK leaving the EU, accusing them of being "deeply unpatriotic".

Day in pictures: 15 May 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:40
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 May

Walkie-Talkie sun glare to be fixed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:39
Permanent sunshade will be attached to London's "Walkie-Talkie" skyscraper to prevent reflected sunlight damaging property.

Caption Challenge: Staring match

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:37
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Man murdered in flat by intruder

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:32
Police launch a murder inquiry after a man dies in a flat in Glasgow after being attacked by an intruder who had forced his way in.

Facebook death post girl cautioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:29
A 17-year-old girl who admitted making a "grossly offensive" comment on Facebook after a boy's sudden death in Swansea is cautioned by police.

New row over university pay strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:25
Thousands of university staff who staged a two-hour strike over pay have had a full day docked from their salaries, says their trade union.

VIDEO: The table tennis star with no arms

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 03:23
Ibrahim Hamato lost both arms in an accident when he was 10, but carried on playing - with his mouth.
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