International News

'Bright girls' among physics dropouts

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 16:52
Some of the brightest girls doing AS-level physics decide to drop the subject without taking the full A-level, say teachers.

Japan inflation rate at 23-year high

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 16:44
Consumer prices in Japan rise at their fastest pace in 23 years in April, surging 3.2% from a year earlier, as the sales tax rise comes into effect.

Blood pressure advances save lives

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 16:13
Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.

What is the referendum period?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 16:07
What you need to know as the official campaign period begins

Light bedrooms 'link to obesity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:58
Sleeping in a room with too much light may increase the odds of piling on the pounds, claim researchers.

Surge in child emotional abuse cases

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:56
Children's charity NSPCC Scotland reports a dramatic rise in helpline callers reporting serious cases of emotional abuse.

Scots 'to come together' after vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:54
Scotland will "come together" after the referendum regardless of the result, the Scottish Parliament presiding officer says, as the formal campaign period begins.

VIDEO: 167 on the Royal Opera House stage

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:36
The latest production at the Royal Opera House features the largest number of people on stage - 14 principals, 48 chorus, 12 extra chorus, 26 actors, and 67 community ensemble.

VIDEO: Orangutan dental checks aid conservation

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:36
How dental checks are vital to orangutan conservation efforts

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:32
Rat, ferret, chinchilla - which pet is now legal in NYC?

UK taught Brazil interrogation techniques

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:27
How the UK taught interrogation to Brazil's dictators

Team rebuilds 'most famous spine'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:18
Richard III's bent spine would have left him inches shorter, but able to live a normal life, researchers find.

Rise in child emotional abuse calls

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:16
The number of child emotional abuse cases referred to police and children's services from the NSPCC's UK helpline has risen by 47%, the charity says.

VIDEO: Suit ages wearer 60 years in 20 mins

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:12
The AgeLab at MIT has developed a suit that they say simulates the ageing process to give younger people a better idea of the physical challenges that older people face. Rajini Vaidyanathan tried it on.

Deputy suspended for phoney texts

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 14:29
The deputy leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council is suspended after sending text messages to BBC Radio Stoke pretending to be different people.

NI Muslim leaders 'accept apology'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 14:13
Muslim community leaders accept NI First Minister Peter Robinson's apology for his controversial comments about followers of their faith.

VIDEO: Rennard apologises to activists

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 14:10
Former Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard apologises for his behaviour towards female party members.

VIDEO: The plight of Niger's child brides

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 14:06
The BBC has been to Niger, which has the highest rate of child marriage in the world with nearly 80% of girls there married by the age of 18.

Arrests over hanged Indian girls

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 13:42
At least three men, including a police officer, are arrested after two teenage girls are gang raped and hanged from a tree in northern India.

Dallaire to leave Canadian Senate

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 13:22
Retired Gen Romeo Dallaire, the commander of UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, says he will resign from the Canadian Senate.

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