US & World

Kilauea volcano: Flying lava injures 23 in Hawaii

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlying lava hits a tour boat A “lava bomb” has struck a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring 23 people, officials in the US state say. An explosion sent rocks and debris hurtling through the air and through the roof of the tourist vessel. One passenger broke a […]


Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery

Image caption Surgeons say the only curative treatment for groin hernia is surgery Groin hernia patients are having to “prove their pain” and show they have complications to get surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has said. In Kent and Medway, patients are having to show their hernia has grown larger or become “incarcerated” […]

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence


Facebook moderators 'keep child abuse online'

Image copyright Reuters Graphic videos showing children being abused remain on Facebook despite numerous requests to have them removed, an undercover film has suggested. Moderators also do not remove posts that violate hate speech and routinely ignore posts from children who may be under-age. The allegations are made in a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary. Facebook […]

Kodak Bitcoin mining 'scam' evaporates

Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electricity

Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack


Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

Image copyright Alexis Pantos Image caption Plant roots were ground to add to the bread Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making, from a 14,000-year-old dig site. The bake would have looked like a flatbread and tasted a bit like today’s multi-grain varieties, they say. Our ancestors may have used the bread as […]


Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Image copyright Perfect Circle Image caption Artwork: This is what a Scottish spaceport could look like in the early 2020s A remote, boggy stretch of land on the north coast of Scotland is likely to become the UK’s first spaceport. The A’Mhoine Peninsula in Sutherland has been chosen as the most suitable place from which […]


Nation's botanical treasures to go on display

Image copyright RHS Image caption A Chilean potato plant brought back by Charles Darwin in 1835 A potato plant collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle is among botanical treasures to go on display to the public for the first time. The specimen was re-discovered in a cabinet in the herbarium of […]