International News

Does AI really threaten the future of the human race?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:17
Stephen Hawking says that the development of artificial intelligence threatens the future of humanity - what do computer scientists say about the danger?

VIDEO: Conflict Kitchen serves up controversy

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:10
Why a death threat shut down a restaurant

VIDEO: Caring for sick and orphaned seals

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:10
The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk is caring for a record number of ill and orphaned seals. Manager Alison Charles introduced BBC News to some of the pups.

Reported US military sex assaults up

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:10
Reported sexual assaults in the US military rise by 8% this year to 5,983, with nearly two-thirds of those who reported saying they faced retaliation.

Scottish Beaver Trial final report

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:02
The Scottish Beaver Trial, the first formal reintroduction of a mammal ever to take place in the UK, has published its final report.

Where will 'sledgehammer' cuts fall?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:01
Public services in the UK are facing a protracted squeeze, but where will the cuts be made? We ask four experts.

India 'too reliant' on China drugs

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:01
India's government is worried the country is too dependent on Chinese drug imports, and could be vulnerable if relations between the two countries deteriorate.

'You can't train in an engine room'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 15:00
The cruise ship engineer dreaming of FA Cup glory this weekend

Major shake-up at Edinburgh Council

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:57
City of Edinburgh Council is expected to announce plans for major changes to how y it is run after a year-long review by its chief executive.

Scotland lowers drink-drive limit

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:57
A new law comes into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than that elsewhere in the UK.

'Degree of hope' over talks deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:57
A DUP minister says there is "some degree of hope" of a prospect of a deal in the cross-party talks taking place at Stormont.

Labour must up its game - Burnham

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:12
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says Labour needs to "up our game" if the party is to win the general election.

Australian senate backs migrant bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01
Australia's senate narrowly approves changes to migration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees.

Food giant accused over cash request

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 14:01
Food giant Premier Foods has received millions of pounds from its suppliers in return for the chance to continue working with it, Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: UK support for Afghanistan 'to go on'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:49
Lyse Doucet reports on the future of Afghanistan as British troops return back to the UK.

Gut bacteria 'help attack malaria'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:17
Friendly bacteria in the human gut can trigger a natural immune response against malaria, say researchers.

Woods struggles on injury return

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:02
Tiger Woods finishes five over par after the first round of the Hero World Challenge on his return from injury.

Electric eels 'remotely control prey'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 13:00
Electric eels' high-voltage strikes can actively control the muscles of the fish they hunt, research reveals.

Chimpanzee 'has no human rights'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 12:50
A chimpanzee is not entitled to the same rights as people and does not have to be freed from captivity by its owner, a US court has ruled.

VIDEO: Watch O'Sullivan's stunning 147

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 12:42
Watch the whole of Ronnie O'Sullivan's break of 147 as he beats Matthew Selt convincingly 6-0 to progress to the quarter-finals of the UK Championship in York.