International News

VIDEO: Obesity in developing world quadruples

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:18
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, a report from a UK think tank says.

Lack of drug data 'extreme concern'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:16
The lack of data on the effectiveness of medicines available to doctors and researchers is "of extreme concern" say a group of MPs.

VIDEO: Tyre pressure 'read as you drive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:13
A device that can read tyre pressure as vehicles pass over it

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:30
Which anti-obesity scheme made a big impact on the news?

VIDEO: Why is #oomf so popular online?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:28
Why is this acronym so popular online?

VIDEO: Meet the Somali masters of ice

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:27
Meet the African team taking on a surprising winter sport

What will be the big story of 2014?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:26
BBC experts on the stories of 2014

How imaginary chess kept one man sane

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:24
Chess kept Russian human rights activist Natan Sharansky sane throughout his imprisonment by the Soviets, writes David Edmonds.

How fasting changed my body for the better

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:23
How fasting changed my body for the better

VIDEO: Syrian band sings on Damascus streets

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:22
A group of Syrian musicians is becoming hugely popular by giving impromptu performances in the busiest streets of Damascus, singing traditional Arabic songs.

House price predictions for 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:15
Experts' predictions for house prices in 2014

Developing world obesity quadruples

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:04
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has quadrupled to almost one billion since 1980, a UK think tank says.

'Exceptional weather' to hit UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:00
A period of "exceptional weather" is set to hit the UK, the environment secretary says, as severe flood warnings are issued for south-west England, Gloucestershire and Wales.

VIDEO: Bibles seized over 'Allah' row

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:55
More than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society have been seized by Islamic authorities in Malaysia because they use the word Allah to refer to God.

VIDEO: Could pigs produce human organs?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:50
A few years from now, will it be possible to grow spare human organs inside pigs?

Iraq forces fight militants in Anbar

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 15:02
Heavy clashes are reported between security forces and Sunni militants in the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.

Solskjaer: 'Mild, gentle, tough and ambitious'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:48
New Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is as "mild" and "gentle" as he looks, say those who know him - but tough, adaptable and ambitious too

VIDEO: South Sudan: Refugee conditions worsen

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:47
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan as the two sides prepare to begin peace talks, but aid agencies are warning that supplies are urgently needed for those who have been forced to flee their homes.

Village suffers further flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:42
Further rainfall brings more flooding to an area of Kent which was severely affected by floods over Christmas.

VIDEO: Severe weather warnings for UK

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:35
People in coastal areas in the south and west are being warned to expect further surges and flooding as another storm moves in.

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