International News

EU bee shortage threatens crops

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:41
Europe's honeybees are struggling to keep crops pollinated because of a growing demand for biofuel.

Great whites 'live for 70 years'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:41
One of the ocean's great predators - the great white shark - lives significantly longer than was previously thought, with animals capable of getting into their 70s.

The unequal battle over West Africa's rich fish stocks

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:26
The unequal battle over fishing rights off West Africa

Moody's cuts Qantas credit rating

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:12
Moody's becomes the second ratings agency to downgrade the credit rating of Qantas to below investment grade.

Two conjoined whales found in Mexico

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:12
Mexican officials say fishermen have found two 'exceptionally rare' conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California.

Wirelessly charged bus hits UK roads

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:06
Meet the UK's newest buses, powered wirelessly

The real story of 12 Years a Slave

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:04
The real story behind 12 Years a Slave

VIDEO: Netflix boss is focused on content

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 17:02
The chief executive of subscription video-streaming site Netflix, Reed Hastings, tells the BBC that his firm is more focused on content than profits.

The rise of the young non-drinkers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:59
UK teenagers might have a reputation for binge drinking, but in reality the number of young people consuming alcohol has declined sharply. Why?

Asylum policy: 'No comment'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:59
Jon Donnison on Australia's asylum policy

Lib Dem MP Don Foster to stand down

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:49
Don Foster, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bath, announces he will stand down at the next general election.

Can horses survive in the city?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:44
Is it farewell to New York's horse community?

The door to another age

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:11
A plague of dragonflies and violent movies - St Petersburg 1914

A child's right to die?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:11
Belgium legalised the right to euthanasia for adults in 2002. Now the Senate has voted to extend the law to terminally ill children.

'Unique' bird migration discovered

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:10
A tracking device which weighs less than a paperclip helps scientists uncover one of the world's great bird migrations.

VIDEO: Why are British youths drinking less?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:07
BBC Asian Network presenter Yasser Ranjha asked a group of 14 to 18 year olds from different backgrounds why they avoid alcohol.

RVH calls in extra staff for A&E

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:06
The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Belfast calls in extra staff to deal with unusually high volume of patients.

What is a micro-sleep?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:05
Almost half of male drivers admit to experiencing micro-sleeps at the wheel. What are they?

Fuel poverty project lost £11.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:01
A project launched to meet commitments to renewable energy and tackling fuel poverty resulted in a "serious loss", a report says.

VIDEO: Snapping the Stones and other arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:00
More than 100 snapshots of life in one of the defining bands of the 60s - the Rolling Stones - go on display in Argentina, a Van Gogh landscape is displayed in Washington for the first time in 40 years - and more from the world of arts.

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