National / International News

That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

No one knows how long they will live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need in order to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

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Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

A line of immortal cells, supposedly from a breast cancer patient, turned out to be from a type of skin cancer. The mix-up wasn't discovered until experiments around the world had been contaminated.

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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Boy, 15 on drink-driving charge

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:53
A 15-year-old boy is charged with drinking and driving after being stopped by officers in Kent.

Firefighters begin 24-hour strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:49
Firefighters across England are on a one-day strike as part of a long-running row over pensions.

Where you can and can't fly a drone

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:48
Where is it illegal for ordinary people to fly a drone?

Mars rover 'solves mountain riddle'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:35
Scientists working on Nasa's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars' Gale Crater.

Panel to oversee Birmingham council

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 00:30
An independent panel should be set up to oversee improvements at Birmingham City Council, a review finds.

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:49

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."

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Rush release for Ronson's single

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:41
The release date of Mark Ronson's single Uptown Funk is brought forward by five weeks after an X Factor cover tops the iTunes chart.

Five released over fatal stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:41
Five people arrested by detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in east Belfast are released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:35

An NPR probe finds many U.S. nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to stem agitation in dementia patients — despite FDA warnings. Find out here how your local nursing home compares.

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Financial regulator in hot water

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:34
Martin Wheatley is facing criticism after a briefing by the Financial Conduct Authority wiped billions of pounds off insurance firms' value

Hoverfly kiss wins photo prize

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:26
Hoverfly takes ecology photo prize

Uighur scholar's students jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 23:00
Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.

VIDEO: Albinos 'being killed like animals'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:51
A new campaign launched in Tanzania aims to protect albino people after a rise in the number of them being murdered.

Deadline due for Pelamis offers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:44
The deadline to table offers for the collapsed wave power company Pelamis is due to expire later.

VIDEO: Gobby: The man who shouted at ministers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:44
BBC producer, Paul Lambert who is also known as 'Gobby' has announced he is leaving the BBC to join UKIP as their communications director.

VIDEO: Royal couple meet Jay-Z and Beyonce

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:41
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrated nearby against incidents of police violence in the US.

VIDEO: Final chord for Ulster orchestra

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:38
With a population of nearly two million, you might expect Northern Ireland to have more than one orchestra.