National / International News

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

BBC - 6 hours 44 min ago
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Care system 'gets biggest shake-up'

BBC - 6 hours 46 min ago
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?

BBC - 6 hours 47 min ago
Can you win at anything with enough practice?

EU milk quota system is abolished

BBC - 6 hours 48 min ago
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

Air passenger duty cut from 1 April

BBC - 6 hours 49 min ago
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, which will mean cheaper flights for thousands of people who travel over 4,000 miles.

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena To Two Secret Service Agents

NPR News - 6 hours 53 min ago

The Secret Service, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, is refusing to allow his committee to interview two agents involved in the investigation of a potential bomb near the White House.

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VIDEO: Young surfers taught to save lives

BBC - 7 hours 12 min ago
The number of people drowning in Australian has continued to fall as children are being taught to be safe in the water.

Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

BBC - 7 hours 23 min ago
More than 100 company leaders, including the boss of BP, declare support for a Conservative-led government in a letter published in the Daily Telegraph.

Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

NPR News - 7 hours 23 min ago

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process

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VIDEO: 'Homophobic' Indiana bill 'needs fix'

BBC - 7 hours 36 min ago
The governor of Indiana is calling on lawmakers there to "fix" a controversial law meant to protect religious freedoms.

VIDEO: Bandleader Last bows out

BBC - 7 hours 44 min ago
Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement

Detectives revisit scene of rape

BBC - 7 hours 44 min ago
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Uddingston revisit the scene a week after the crime took place.

US lifts Egypt weapons freeze

BBC - 7 hours 54 min ago
President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.

Israel 0-1 Belgium

BBC - 7 hours 56 min ago
Belgium knock Wales off top spot in their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a narrow win over Israel.

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

NPR News - 8 hours 12 min ago

The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs.

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

NPR News - 8 hours 14 min ago

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today.

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Lufthansa Says It Knew Of Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz's Depression

NPR News - 8 hours 28 min ago

Prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately crashed his plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps last week. Lufthansa said he had informed them in 2009 of a "previous depressive episode."

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Despite Criticism, Arkansas Passes Religious Freedom Bill

NPR News - 8 hours 32 min ago

The measure is similar to the controversial law passed by Indiana. Gov. Asa Hutchinson had previously said he would sign the bill into law.

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Murray reaches 500 career wins

BBC - 8 hours 37 min ago
Andy Murray reaches 500 career wins with victory over Kevin Anderson at the Miami Open, beating the South African 6-4 3-6 6-3.

Buffett 'wouldn't raise US rates'

BBC - 8 hours 39 min ago
The billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, says if he ran the US Federal Reserve, he wouldn't raise interest rates significantly.