|Processed meat causes cancer, says WHO
29th October - "Easier"
A new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) says processed meat causes cancer.
|Snow leopard under threat from climate change
26th October - "Harder"
The conservation charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has warned that climate change is threatening the existence of the snow leopard in the Himalayas....
|The Force Awakens breaks ticket records
23rd October - "Easier"
The new Star Wars movie will not open in cinemas until December, but it is already attracting huge interest online.
|The Internet gives new meanings to common words
20th October - "Harder"
The fast pace at which the Internet has entered and transformed our lives has had an impact on the words and language we use....
|Pompeii thieves say relics are cursed
17th October - "Easier"
The ancient city of Pompeii near Naples, Italy, receives hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
|Ecotourism a danger to wildlife
14th October - "Harder"
Ecotourism is a booming business that many tour operators cite as being helpful to nature....
|Jobless young people a big problem
11th October - "Easier"
A new report says the number of young people without a job is still very high in many countries.
|Doctors say hospitals should ban perfumes
8th October - "Harder"
Doctors in Canada have called for a ban on the use of perfumes and aftershaves in hospitals and clinics....
|French radio wants to play English songs
5th October - "Easier"
Radio stations in France have been protesting against a possible new government rule.
|Volkswagen to recall 11 million cars
2nd October - "Harder"
The troubled German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced it will recall around 11 million cars following the emissions tests scandal ...
|Brad Pitt movie scares farm animals
29th September - "Easier"
A movie produced by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has made the headlines for scaring farm animals. The movie is called 'The Lost City of Z' and is set in the 1920s.
|More people die from selfies than shark attacks
26th September - "Harder"
Travellers and phone-camera lovers need to note a new danger that has recently come to light....
|Dementia will rise in the future
23rd September - "Easier"
One in three people born in the United Kingdom this year will suffer from dementia in their lifetime.
|Arrested clock-making teen invited to White House
20th September - "Harder"
The Texas high school student who was arrested because of a clock he made for school has been invited to the White House.
|Smaller plates help reduce obesity
17th September - "Easier"
New research suggests there is a simple and easy way to help people to stop over-eating. Researchers say there is an alternative to fancy diets.
|Travelling to and from work is work - EU
14th September - "Harder"
The European Union has ruled that workers with no fixed office should be paid for travelling to and from their first...
|Top soccer video game has women's teams
11th September - "Easier"
One of the world's best-selling video games has increased its list of options to attract more women players.
|Germany and Austria welcome refugees
8th September - "Harder"
Germany and Austria welcomed thousands of refugees yesterday after their long walk through Hungary....
|Earth has lost half its trees because of humans
5th September - "Easier"
There is good news and bad news regarding the number of trees on our planet...
|Slow-melting ice cream could be here soon
2nd September - "Harder"
Scientists may have discovered something that could be very welcome news for ice cream lovers around the world. ...
|A billion people on Facebook in one day
30th August - "Easier"
Over one billion people used Facebook last Monday. This is the first time the site has had this many visitors in one day.
|Scientists close to influenza vaccine
27th August - "Harder"
Scientists in the USA say they are getting closer to developing a vaccine that will provide life-long protection against any type of influenza. ...
|Saudi women to vote for first time
24th August - "Easier"
Saudi Arabian women have been registering to vote for the first time in their history. Women will be able to vote in the city council elections later this year.
|Dogs used to be more like cats
21st August - "Harder"
New research suggests that climate change helped dogs develop from creatures resembling cats to the way they are today....
|Reports of doping cover-up in athletics
18th August - "Easier"
An article in the British newspaper The Sunday Times claims that around a third of the world's top athletes at a major event cheated by using drugs.
|Twitter ends 140-character DM limit
15th August- "Harder"
For the first time on Twitter, people will be able to send messages that are longer than 140 characters.
|Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence
12th August - "Easier"
Singapore celebrated its fiftieth birthday on Saturday.
|Egypt opens extension of Suez Canal
9th August - "Harder"
Egypt's President Abdelfattah el-Sisi attended a ceremony yesterday to unveil a major extension of the Suez Canal. The original....
|Obama announces new Clean Power Plan
6th August - "Easier"
The U.S. president Barack Obama has announced a new plan to combat climate change. It is called the Clean Power Plan.
|Exercise for teenage girls extends their life
3rd August - "Harder"
A new study has revealed the importance of exercise for teenage girls. Researchers analysed data from a study...
|Technology goods to become cheaper
30th July - "Easier"
There is a new global trade agreement that will make IT products cheaper. More than 50 countries agreed to end tariffs...
|Car interiors a breeding ground for deadly bacteria
27th July - "Harder"
Many people feel safer in their own cars than risk getting germs while travelling on public transport. The truth for many car drivers...
|Man gets world's first bionic eye
24th July - "Easier"
A man in Britain can see again because of a new bionic eye. Ray Flynn, 80, became the first patient in the world to get...
|Electric car does 0 to 100kph in 2.8 seconds
21st July - "Harder"
A new, upgraded version of an electric car from Tesla Motors is capable of going from 0 to 100kph in just 2.8 seconds....
|Plan to return the wolf to Scotland
18th July - "Easier"
A group of green charities called Rewilding Britain wants to return a large area of Scotland to how it was a thousand years ago.
|Time-out from Eurozone possible for Greece
15th July - "Harder"
The economic crisis concerning Greece's future in the Eurozone continues. Greece is struggling to pay back huge loans.
|Mount Fuji gets free Wi-Fi
12th July - "Easier"
Japan's snow-covered Mount Fuji is one of the most famous mountains in the world. Nearly 300,000 people climb to the top each year.
|Adidas to make shoes from ocean garbage
9th July - "Harder"
Adidas has created a sports shoe from garbage floating in the ocean. The new trainer is part of a project to raise awareness of the serious problem of ocean pollution....
|Solar-powered plane makes history
6th July - "Easier"
A solar-powered plane has made history by flying from Japan to Hawaii, a journey of almost 6,500 kilometres. The plane is called Solar Impulse 2.
|Students sell bodies and gamble to survive
3rd July - "Harder"
University students in the U.K. are having such a hard time making ends meet that they are resorting to desperate measures. Many have turned to gambling....
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