Latin American states to accept Venezuela expired papers

Eleven Latin American countries say that they have agreed to allow Venezuelans leaving their homeland to enter their countries even if their travel documents have expired. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country’s hyperinflation and severe shortages. But many do not have valid passports because renewing them can …

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Emirates airline: Passengers sick on Dubai-New York flight

en people have been taken ill after an Emirates airline jetliner arrived at New York’s JFK airport. The plane was quarantined as those on board were checked by health officials. Several people were taken to hospital. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that initially about 100 …

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Amsterdam attack: Jihadist knifeman shot in nine seconds

A 19-year-old Afghan who stabbed two American tourists in Amsterdam was shot just nine seconds after he launched his attack, the city’s police chief has revealed. Commissioner Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said a special “spotter” had been watching the suspect when he pulled out a knife at Amsterdam’s central station. Moments later …

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Design and Technology KS3/4: Food Production

How do we produce bread from start to finish? It stems from Britain’s tradition of agriculture, including of animal and crop farming. Wheat is harvested and the wheat grains milled to make flour, which is a primary process. The secondary process is when flour is made into bread dough by …

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Design and Technology KS4: A prosthetic leg for ballet

Follow the design process as an engineer tries to design a custom prosthetic leg for ballet. Engineer, Yusuf Mohammed, takes up the challenge to build Polyanna a prosthetic leg with the required movement in the foot to point her feat. 12-year-old Pollyanna lost her leg in an accident when she …

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The karaoke robot and other technology news

BBC Click’s Emily Bates looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Facebook signs an exclusive deal to show every La Liga game for the next three seasons to viewers in several countries including India and Pakistan Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google’s DeepMind find artificial intelligence can diagnose …

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Design and Technology KS4: Hydration

Why is water essential to the human body? Water is essential for diet and functions in the body, including digestion and absorption of nutrients, kidney function, regulating body temperature regulation and preventing dehydration. We lose water from our bodies in sweat, faeces, urine and respiration, and faster during exercise because …

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