National / International News

People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 09:01

Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.

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The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:55

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of 'Jihadi John,' drawing criticism that it defends terror.

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BBC DJ criticises Radio 1 diversity

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:51
BBC radio presenter Nihal criticises diversity at Radio 1 and 1Xtra, claiming "nothing has changed" since Greg Dyke called the BBC "hideously white" in 2001.

Turkish Airlines' Near-Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:51

What do you do when a plane crash-lands at your country's only international airport and you have no equipment to move it out of the way? Nepalese airport officials are grappling with that question.

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Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:50

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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Quiz: Student loans with staying power

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:33

Still paying college debt? You’re not alone, according to the New York Federal Reserve, which examined how long it takes to pay student loans.

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Ex-footballer to fight driving ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:25
Former Blackburn Rovers defender and Scotland international Colin Hendry contests a driving ban on the grounds he has a "rare metabolism", a court hears.

Payout to sex offender is halted

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:25
A High Court injunction stops an award of £20,000 in damages to a convicted sex offender for featuring on a Facebook page set up to monitor alleged paedophiles.

VIDEO: Ukraine's deadly mines - in 90 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:23
Ukraine's latest mining disaster in Donetsk has claimed dozens of lives. But why are the country's mines so dangerous?

England beat Finland in Cyprus Cup

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:23
England begin their Cyprus Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Finland, but had Gemma Bonner sent off in the 89th minute.

Blast 'hits Aleppo intelligence HQ'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:18
Dozens of Syrian security personnel and rebels have been killed in an attack on an intelligence facility in the city of Aleppo, activists say.

Manor Marussia 'in a great place'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:13
The Manor Marussia team intend to return to Formula 1 in time for the start of the new season, their new boss says.

Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:11

Russia's president said Nemtsov's death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame the Russian authorities.

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Lesotho opposition forms government

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:01
Five opposition parties in Lesotho form a coalition government after snap elections, called after a failed coup, did not produce an outright winner.

Abuse probe home children 'ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00
Young people at a west Wales children's home being investigated for historical child abuse felt their concerns would be ignored, a report says.

ODI triple century possible - Clarke

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 08:00
A batsman could soon score 300 in a one-day international, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke.

Mugabe sued over party sackings

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 07:56
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is sued for wrongful dismissal by two former allies, accused of supporting an assassination attempt against him.

Autism appears 'largely genetic'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 07:54
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.

VIDEO: Prince's call to end ivory trade

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 07:47
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.

VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 07:46
The Committee hosts a "Voice of the Future 2015" event