National / International News

Nigeria army 'atrocities' uncovered

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:07
Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, where the military is fighting Islamist militants.

'Victorian exam system fails pupils'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:06
England's exam system is "unimaginative, little changed from Victorian times" and fails to prepare students for the modern workplace, says the headmaster of Eton.

Dell develops mood-reading tech

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:03
Dell Research says it is working on mood-reading software that could be ready for sale within the next three years.

DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:00
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.

Euro forest disturbances increasing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:57
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.

Britons 'liable to UAE Sharia courts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:54
The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.

Detroit porch killer testifies

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:43
A man who killed an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch testifies he fired because he refused to be a victim in his own home.

In pictures: WW1 anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:24
Images from WW1 anniversary commemorations

Death in the digital age

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:17
How the funeral industry is getting a technology makeover

Riot damages reforms are questioned

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:11
Insurers have warned that proposed changes to the Riot Damages Act could lead to higher premiums or reduce access to insurance.

Antibiotics use for colds 'rising'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:08
There has been a 40% rise in the proportion of patients given antibiotics for coughs and colds since the turn of the century, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Breaking barriers in Iranian wrestling

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:07
After becoming the first female team leader for the Greco-Roman wrestlers' team in the US, Christina Kelley has been breaking barriers in Iran as well.

VIDEO: The Chinese rival to Hollywood

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:01
Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang aims to rival Hollywood studios with his feature films.

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