International News

Lab bug extends ‘life's alphabet’

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:33
Scientists produce a semi-synthetic version of a bacterium that has an extended genetic code.

Thai ex-PM faces corruption charge

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:24
Thailand's anti-corruption body indicts ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.

Caption Challenge: Duck and cover

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:23
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

London taxis plan anti-Uber gridlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:22
The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association plans to block London's roads to protest against Uber's hi-tech car-hire service being allowed in the capital.

Labour backs Tory knife crime plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 04:11
Labour leader Ed Miliband says Nick Clegg is "wrong" to oppose Tory plans for tougher sentences for possession of knives.

Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:57
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at 0.5% for another month, and keeps the size of its bond-buying programme unchanged at £375bn.

VIDEO: Huge blast 'destroys Aleppo hotel'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:40
A large explosion in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has destroyed a hotel and several other buildings, state media and activists report.

Why do cycling's Grand Tours start in other countries?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:37
Why cycling's Grand Tours begin abroad

No free English abortions for NI

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:30
Women from Northern Ireland are not legally entitled to free abortions on the NHS in England, the High Court in London rules.

Why do people eat clay?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:27
The actor Shailene Woodley eats a teaspoon of clay a day. Is it good for her?

AUDIO: Would you pass GCSE finance test?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:22
A third of adults would struggle to pass a GCSE in financial education, a study has found.

Wenger praises Man City on title win

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 03:08
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it would take a "miracle" for Manchester City not to win the Premier League title.

Tech firms warn of grave net threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:54
More than 100 technology companies write to the US Federal Communication Commission, opposing potential changes to net neutrality rules.

Five guilty of launderette murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:42
Five teenagers, some of them as young as 14, are convicted of murdering a man in a Liverpool launderette.

Met officers to trial body cameras

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:41
Met Police officers are to start wearing cameras on their uniforms as part of plans to boost transparency and accelerate convictions.

Brand accepts damages from Sun

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:40
UK comedian Russell Brand accepts libel damages over Sun on Sunday claims he cheated on girlfriend Jemima Khan.

Japan man held over 'printed guns'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:40
A 27-year-old man from near Tokyo is arrested for allegedly possessing guns made with a 3D printer, according to the Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

VIDEO: Penn and Teller and magic muffins

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:39
Magicians Penn and Teller are celebrating 40 years together and now they're bringing their long running Las Vegas show to Britain.

Nigeria confirms market massacre

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:28
Nigeria's government confirms that suspected Islamist insurgents attacked a town in the north-east, massacring at least 100 civilians during a busy market day.

Why is the term 'romcom' used so negatively?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-08 02:19
What are the romcoms it's 'OK to like'?
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