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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:15

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.

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Britons won't accept 'rigid' EU - PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:13
British voters will not accept a "rigid" EU that cannot handle the Greek crisis and the UK's demands for reform, David Cameron says.

Scots return home after Sousse attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:11
Scots holidaymakers have returned home from Tunisia in the wake of the Sousse terror attack that left 38 people dead, the vast majority of them British.

Radio drama to focus on Archers fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 00:00
One of the most dramatic plotlines in The Archers - the death of Grace Archer in a fire - is to be the subject of a special BBC radio drama.

Couple engaged after Tunisia attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:53
A south Wales couple get engaged in Tunisia hours after a gunman murdered 38 people, saying they did not want the killer to stop them.

Stock markets slide on Greek crisis

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:29
Stock markets in Europe and Asia see big falls as Greece closes its banks and imposes capital controls.

Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:28

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.

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Burundi holds election amid tensions

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:21
Elections are being held in Burundi despite an opposition boycott and weeks of protest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's plan to seek a third term.

Taliban ambush 'kills 11 soldiers'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 23:14
Taliban militants in Afghanistan have killed at least 11 soldiers in an ambush in western Herat province, police tell the BBC.

Murder charge after pedestrian dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:48
A man is charged with murder after a pedestrian dies after being struck by a van in a Hertfordshire village.

Newry man killed in Qatar accident

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:45
The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirms it is providing consular assistance to the family of a Newry man who has died in Qatar.

Coach crash pupils return home

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:30
Schoolchildren involved in a coach crash in Belgium in which a driver died return to Essex.

Woman raped in park during night out

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:04
A woman is raped in Berkshire after becoming separated from her boyfriend.

VIDEO: Tunisia gunman 'did not act alone'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 22:02
The gunman who killed 38 at a beach near the Tunisian city of Sousse had help in carrying out the attack, officials have said.

Fracking bid considered by council

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:35
Councillors are expected to consider a fracking application for a second site in Lancashire later.

Sam Smith best new artist at BET Awards

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:34
The British singer wins best new artist at this year's BET Awards in LA but isn't there to pick it up.

Dog attacks on post workers fall 10%

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:32
The number of dog attacks on postal workers has fallen by 10% in the past year to just under 3,000, Royal Mail says.

Wales NHS care given £10m boost

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:29
A £10m investment to improve NHS care in Wales for major health conditions like cancer and diabetes is announced.

Staff 'protected tourists' in attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:25
A British couple who were on the Tunisian beach at the time of the terrorist attack have said staff at their hotel were "prepared to take the bullets for us".

Tribute to victims of Tunisia attack

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-28 21:19
Tributes are paid to the three Irish people killed in Friday's terror attack in Tunisia, as further details emerge about them.