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News about the current bee problem!

News about the current bee problem!

By: Jeremy Glick
Apparently Douglas Adams got it wrong about which species is smarter than we are.

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Current News on the Middle East

Current News about the Middle East from Arutz Sheva

Current News about the Middle East from Arutz Sheva

Stakes High for PLO, PA in Shurat Hadin Lawsuit
Interview: Shurat Hadin's Nitsana Darshan-Leitner explains why Sokolow vs. PLO could see terror orgs sued regularly for their crimes.

Sharansky: New Immigrants Have Closed a 2,000 Year Cycle
New immigrants light tonight's candles with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, as well as Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.

Gideon Levy, Alex Levac Arrested for Provoking IDF
Cleared for publication: Haaretz journalists arrested for lashing out at IDF, attempting to cross into Area A without permission.

Danon: Israel Paying the Price for Lapid
Following the publication of Latet's Alternative Poverty Report, Yesh Atid, Likud and Shimon Peres quickly strike up blame game.

Qatari Emir 'Donates' Money to IDF Disabled Veterans' Org
Emir's family buys apartment left to the IDF org. in Paris, France - donating 2.5 million Euro despite the country's Hamas affiliations.

Car Rampage in France Ruled Not a Terrorist Attack
French prosecutors announce the rampage of a driver who injured 13 people in Dijon Sunday night was not a terrorist attack.

Emotional Hanukkah Lighting Honors Lone Soldiers
Chayal el Chayal, a home away from home for lone soldiers, hosted a candle lighting ceremony at Mamilla Mall Saturday night.

No Religious Council in Beit El - Who's to Blame?
Beit El residents threaten to file petition in High Court for Justice over oversight ministers play blame game, point to Finance Ministry.

Fatah Official: Yafo, Haifa, Acco, and Nazareth are Ours
In a recent Lebanese television appearance, Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi claimed several Israeli cities as belonging to 'Palestine.'

Temple Mount Org.: Jordanian Cleric's Support a Positive Step
Temple Institute head Rabbi Chaim Richman says Muslim cleric's 'bold' support for Jewish prayer rights on Mount is 'extremely positive.'

Current World Events - BBC News

BBC World News

BBC World News

Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.

'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.

In quotes: Reaction to Glasgow bin lorry crash
Politicians, religious and civic leaders give their reaction to the bin lorry crash that killed six people in central Glasgow.

Van injures 10 at French market
Ten people are injured as a van is driven into a Christmas market in Nantes, French officials say.

Six people killed in bin lorry crash
Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.

Child sex abuse police officer jailed
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.

Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria
At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.

Pope Francis criticism stuns Vatican
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.

Witnesses tell of 'horrible scenes'
Eyewitnesses describe the "horrible scenes" after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow, killing six people.

Builder fined for opening sluice gate
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.

Is murder the price of 'anti-police' rhetoric?
Is New York's mayor to blame for rising tensions?

Two men charged with PC's murder
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.

Man dies after he is hit by train
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.

Big Brother tops TV complaints list
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.

Parties say progress made in talks
First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.

Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.

VIDEO: 'Lost' seal rescued from field
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.

Body found in missing party man hunt
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.

Cheap spyware used by stalkers
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.

'Lost' common seal rescued from field
A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.

VIDEO: Strong wind causes plane to divert
A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.

Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote
Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.

VIDEO: How to make artificial snow
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.

Oyston apologises for abusive texts
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a supporter.

China investigates ex-leader's aide
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".

Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.

North Korea threatens US over Sony
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.

Man 'supplied CIRA with information'
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.

Children's entertainer pleads guilty
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.

NYC police chief backs mayor
New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.

VIDEO: Fatalities in Glasgow bin lorry crash
Several pedestrians are feared dead after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.

Rouble rallies despite crisis warning
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.

Brighton manager Hyypia resigns
Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.

Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain
A massive €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery.

Internet problems hit food shoppers
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.

Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.

NFL player donates pay to ill child
British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.

VIDEO: Apprentice winner "very confident"
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.

The Miniaturist voted book of the year
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.

VIDEO: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma
The Yazidi minority in Iraq say 3,500 women and girls are still being held by Islamic State, many being used as sex slaves.

VIDEO: Murder rate falls in London
The number of people being murdered in London is expected to fall below 100 for the year 2014.

S Korea holds cyber drill after hack
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.

VIDEO: Floods spark retail park chaos
Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

From record-breakers to 'idiots'
As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.

Day in pictures: 22 December 2014
Images from around the world: 22 December

Where will the oil price settle?
The oil price may have hit bottom. But oil will continue for some months yet to be the big influence on prosperity and power.

Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals
Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.

VIDEO: The history of Christmas crackers
Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?

Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma
Sex-slavery trauma of Yazidis seized by Islamic State

Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.

Councils 'dim lights to save cash'
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

Brighton Winter Solstice in pictures
Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks

Solstice crowd gathers at Stonehenge
More than 1,000 people meet at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice.

Spanish princess to face fraud trial
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.

AUDIO: BBC editors take Mastermind challenge
BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?

VIDEO: A look at the scale of the 2004 tsunami
The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004

Big cat trade from Burma to China up
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.

NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.

VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.

The alternative 2014 sport awards
Heroes and villains honoured in the alternative sports awards

Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
Indian village where people speak ancient language

Pakistan arrests over school attack
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Picture power: Abandoned on the border
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.

Germany wants more women in boardroom
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.

Argentine town bans beauty contests
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.

Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
Neil Gaiman on how he wrote a book with Terry Pratchett

The mystery of Chopin's death
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?
The Royal Mail signed up 19,000 seasonal workers this year to help out at Christmas. BBC News went to meet some of them.

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

VIDEO: Tsunami: Pictures from then and now
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on

VIDEO: Indian Ocean tsunami: Aceh 10 years on
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.

Digging for diversity in Botswana
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.

Remembering the InterCity 125
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125

Argentine court grants rights to ape
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.

Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.

VIDEO: 'Ambulance targets may help patients'
Professor Keith Willett, head of acute care at NHS England, says changes to ambulance target times may result in giving individual patients ''a better response''.

May targets student visa 'abuse'
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.

Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.

Ambulance wait times 'may increase'
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

Muhammad Ali ill with pneumonia
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.

VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.

Catching a wave of failures
With the collapse of Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish government is taking on the cutting edge technology. It faces big financial and technology challenges. So how much does it tell us about Scottish industrial strategy?

What are the chances of snow at Christmas?
In the UK there's a greater chance of snow at Easter than at Christmas.

Antarctic science archive unlocked
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

10 things we didn't know last week
The NSA had a staff 'Clown Club', and more nuggets from the news.

Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014
News photo from around the world

Picture power: Doused with milk
Treated for the effects of pepper spray

Day in pictures: 18 December 2014
Images from around the world: 18 December

VIDEO: Transport Committee
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

Your pictures of the year 2014
A selection of the best readers' photos

Picture power: Under the dress
Actress America Ferrera red-faced

In pictures: US-Cuban relations
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
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