National / International News

'More women' on UK company boards

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-26 00:01
A "culture change" has taken place at top UK companies, with more women getting boardroom positions, a report says.

Overhaul of emergency NHS targets

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:55
A major overhaul of the way ambulance service and A&E department performance in Wales is monitored and measured will be trialled next month.

Nick Clegg v Nigel Farage

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:54
How they measure up ahead of EU debate

From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:39

Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.

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Ofsted finds child-neglect failings

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:36
The extent of child neglect is not fully understood by the authorities charged with its prevention, according to a report by Ofsted.

How To Meet Your Congressman

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:30

Arranging face-time with members of Congress and their staffs is such a challenge that businesses in Washington exist to do nothing other than try to schedule meetings.

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In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:22

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.

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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:21

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.

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Say Goodbye To The Taxpayer-Funded Political Convention

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:15

With little fanfare, President Obama is expected to sign a bill that marks the first legislative step toward undoing the Watergate-era presidential public financing program.

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'Pedestrian. Predictable. Man Utd were a mess'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 23:01
A tactically bankrupt David Moyes cannot afford many more nights like that as Manchester United manager, says Phil McNulty

Rival firm for £25bn Severn Barrage

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 22:56
The chief executive of a firm wanting to build a £25bn barrage in the Severn Estuary has quit to set up a rival company, BBC Wales learns.

England must blunt Malinga - Agnew

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 22:29
England must deal with Lasith Malinga and beat Sri Lanka to get their World T20 campaign back on track, says Jonathan Agnew

PSNI rehiring 'not value for money'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 22:21
The PSNI failed to demonstrate that rehiring hundreds of retired RUC officers on temporary contracts was value for money, says the assembly's spending watchdog.

Pill promiscuity fear and police shredding - papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 22:05
Some papers focus on the relaxation of guidance on the sale of the morning-after pill, while others report the Met Police chief's comments on the shredding of documents.

Snag Delays Arrival Of Crew At Space Station

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 21:42

NASA said shortly before the planned docking that the arrival had been delayed after an engine burn that was necessary to adjust the Soyuz spacecraft's orbiting path "did not occur as planned."

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3 Secret Service Agents Benched Before Obama Trip

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 21:28

The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Obama arrived there. One agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

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VIDEO: N Korea fires mid-range missiles

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 21:08
North Korea has test-fired what appear to be two medium-range ballistic missiles.

N Korea fires mid-range missiles

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 20:12
North Korea test-fires two medium-range missiles, just hours after the US, South Korea and Japan met in the Netherlands for talks.

Benefits test 'led to suicide'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 19:40
The way a woman was assessed for benefits led to her suicide less than a month later, according to a mental health watchdog.

Intel buys into wearable technology

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 19:21
US chipmaker Intel steps up its investment in wearable technology with the acquisition of Basis Science, a firm known for its health tracking services and devices.

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