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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.

Drugs smuggler 'unfairly convicted'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:59
The family of a British woman jailed for smuggling drugs out of Pakistan say she was unfairly convicted.

Children 'under-dosed' on penicillin

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:53
Millions of children in the UK are being given penicillin at too low a dose, putting them at risk of persistent infections, say researchers.

Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:52

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.

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CBI claims Yes plans 'do not add up'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:49
A report from business body the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says there is "no credible plan" for deficit reduction in Scottish independence proposals.

Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:42

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

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Travelling miles for heartache

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:39
What makes people so devoted to their passions?

The curious world of public information posters

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:20
And other curious public information slogans

VIDEO: The school with regular 10-hour days

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 18:15
Landau Forte College has had extended hours since it opened in 1992 and School Reporters investigate how it works.

MPs demand vote on EU arrest warrant

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 17:56
Ministers face demands from MPs for a vote on plans to retain EU justice laws including the European Arrest Warrant.

NHS urged to halve serious mistakes

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 17:49
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is asking the NHS in England to reduce the number of serious mistakes being made and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.

VIDEO: The day my pop star wife was killed

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 17:39
The day my wife was shot by her fan club manager

Polio casts a shadow over the Middle East

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 17:38
The growing risk of disease spreading outward from Syria

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