National / International News

A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:35

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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VIDEO: Out of Office reply: digital detox

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:45
The BBC's David Grossman looks at a new trend - the digital detox.

Police force 'worst for fitness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:22
North Yorkshire Police has the worst fitness levels of 32 forces in England and Wales, College of Policing tests show.

Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:29

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

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VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:07
A survey by the Pew Research Center has asked experts to imagine the role of artificial intelligence in the workforce ten years from now.

Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:05

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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VIDEO: Panama Canal marks 100th anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:04
Katy Watson takes a close-up look at the Panama Canal, 100 years after it officially opened.

VIDEO: Swarming robots shuffle into shape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:04
Engineers in the US build a self-organising swarm of tiny robots that work together to form shapes.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:59
Why will no-one adopt this dog?

How do you say 'van Gaal' and other Premier League names?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:55
Pronunciation guide to Louis van Gaal and other new arrivals

When childless isn't a choice

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:52
What does it feel like to be unable to have children?

What does America have for breakfast?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:51
What does America have for breakfast?

VIDEO: How to form an orchestra in 10 days

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:46
Musician Shaun Buswell gave himself 10 days to build an orchestra from people on the streets of Edinburgh. BBC News followed him to see how he got on.

VIDEO: Amelia Lily: 'I've found myself'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:42
Former X Factor contestant Amelia Lily tells BBC News about her new music and how she has changed since being in the competition

Help for fishermen over Russian ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:34
UK Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss promises her full support for Scotland's fishing industry in response to Russia's food export ban.

Tesco tablets have data reset flaw

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:07
Hiding data by using a factory reset option does little to delete potentially sensitive information, suggest researchers.

VIDEO: Digital storytelling of the Somme

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:04
The tech turning you into a corporal in 1916

VIDEO: Keeping the lights on in Gaza

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:04
The BBC's Yolande Knell talks to the people trying to restore basic utilities in Gaza as a new five-day ceasefire with Israel continues.

Brook hopes to erase 'nightmare' year

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:48
Kell Brook says Saturday's IBF welterweight title fight with Shawn Porter in California is the start of a "new chapter".

The 30-year-old health billionaire

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 14:40
The self-made 30-year-old health care boss who's worth $4.5bn

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