International News

Allergy laws enforced in restaurants

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:39
Restaurants and takeaways in the UK will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.

Memory lapses may signal stroke risk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
People with memory problems who have a university education could be at greater risk of a stroke, suggests research from the Netherlands.

Record cut in carbon emissions

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
Carbon emissions cut by a record 12 million tonnes in Scotland last year thanks to the renewable electricity industry.

Hospitals ‘face mounting pressures’

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
Hospitals across the UK are facing mounting pressures as winter hits, health leaders are warning, as demand rises due to seasonal illnesses.

Many face Christmas alone - poll

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:34
Nearly a third of British adults feel lonely at some time, according to a survey carried out by BBC Radio 5 live.

Could women help fix broken Japan?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:25
The government of Shinzo Abe has struggled to revive the Japanese economy, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, and is turning to the female population for a possible answer.

Retail robots: The droid at till no 7

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:23
The robots taking over the shop floor

Stolen mobiles cause 'shock' bills

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:21
Stolen mobiles are still causing victims "shock bills", in spite of government promises to cap call charges, says Citizens Advice

Al-Shabab cash targets disillusioned Kenyans

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:20
Al-Shabab propaganda targets young men in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods, but it is the money that persuades them to sign up, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.

Sports attendances 'top 67m in 2014'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:12
Attendances at professional sports events in the UK topped 67 million in 2014, according to analysis by Deloitte's sports business group.

VIDEO: How do you move a sick tiger?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:11
A British animal lover flies a tiger from a bankrupt Greek zoo to a sanctuary in California for treatment.

How is Islamic State funded?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:08
Islamic State is 'probably the best-funded terrorist organisation' the US has ever confronted, according to officials in Washington. Watch this interactive video for details on how the group makes money.

'May fails citizenship test' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:06
The report into the way the UK has been dealing with citizenship applications makes front pages, with some papers questioning Home Secretary Theresa May's role.

VIDEO: Weather bomb: Why the new exotic name?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:02
Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language

VIDEO: Palm-sized drone follows you round

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:02
A team of researchers at University of Delft are developing pocket drones, designed to help you get around the city.

VIDEO: The 'star man' from the Amazon

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:02
A tribal elder's mission to keep his culture alive

How extremist groups raise money

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 15:00
How extremists fund their fight through crime

VIDEO: 'Crisis' for India's cotton producers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:58
India's cotton producers say they are at a crisis point because of falling demand and plunging prices. The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports on the problem.

Brazil company executives charged

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:57
Brazilian prosecutors charged 35 executives from the country's largest engineering companies in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.

Abbott wants 2017 indigenous vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 14:50
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people, saying he wants a referendum in 2017.