International News

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
Ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain joined World War One

Death in the digital age

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

'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 events

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:12
A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "Lights Out" event conclude a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One.

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.

The Chinese firm taking on Hollywood

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:02
China's answer to Pixar and Dreamworks

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.

Second Ebola patient to head to US

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:32
A second American infected with Ebola in west Africa will shortly be flown to the US for treatment, Liberia officials say.

VIDEO: A disabled model in a 'perfect' world

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:32
Can a disabled model make it in advertising?

Do political TV debates matter?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:32
Do televised political debates influence voters?

The most famous pointing finger

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:28
Why has this poster been copied so many times?

Rabbis urge Cuba to free US prisoner

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:26
US rabbis urge President Obama to negotiate the release of US prisoner, Alan Gross, from a Cuban jail.

Events mark WW1 outbreak centenary

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:14
The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One is marked in a series of events across Wales with Llandaff Cathedral hosting a national service of commemoration.

VIDEO: Can US-Africa summit boost growth?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:11
The first ever US-Africa summit starts and one important issue for many African nations is the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act.

Female boss loses first Clermont game

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 14:06
Corinne Diacre's first game in charge of French second division side Clermont Foot ends in a 2-1 defeat away to Brest in Ligue 2.
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