National / International News

Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:31

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

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Abbott governs from indigenous area

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:27
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is spending a week governing the country from a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory.

Actress cleavage tweet sparks anger

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:25
Bollywood stars join hundreds expressing outrage on Twitter after a top Indian newspaper published a photo of actress Deepika Padukone's cleavage.

Air France pilots begin strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:18
Pilots for Air France begin a week-long strike which will cut more than half of its flights.

First Android One smartphones launch

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:16
The first Android One handsets go on sale in India, offering “high quality” features and downloads at a relatively low price.

VIDEO: What is Alibaba? In 60 seconds

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:12
Alibaba founder Jack Ma – in 60 seconds

Devolution powers are 'lop-sided'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:12
A former Welsh secretary says the current devolution settlement is unfair and should change.

Traitors in Putin's Russia

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 00:05
Russian wanted over Litvinenko killing takes on 'traitors' on TV

VIDEO: Smart mirror offers wrinkle advice

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 23:53
From mirrors that give advice to wireless kitchen appliances - the devices that could be in the house of the future.

Health fears after Kashmir floods

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 23:00
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir prepare for an outbreak of water-borne diseases after the region was hit by its worst flooding in decades.

VIDEO: Call centre worker still going strong at 83

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:58
BBC Inside Out meets the 83-year-old call centre worker from Sunderland who says he cannot afford to retire.

VIDEO: Polish theatre will play to the gods

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:53
Kasia Madera reports from Poland on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, which has a unique opening roof.

VIDEO: Does driving make you worse at work?

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:50
Cycling or walking to work instead of driving makes you happier, according to new research.

Ancient China fish 'nearly extinct'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:28
The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, say local media.

VIDEO: Invictus closing ceremony highlights

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:18
The Invictus Games have been brought to a close in London with a sell-out concert at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

£7m cut 'to halve apprentice places'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:14
Employers in Wales are likely to cut the number of apprentices they take on by almost half after ministers cut the budget by £7m, a trade body warns

Van Gaal eyes Premier League title

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 22:02
Manager Louis van Gaal says his ambition is to bring the Premier League title back to Manchester United.

VIDEO: Litvinenko suspect gets Russian TV show

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 21:54
The prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian agent killed in London now has his own TV programme in Russia

Hunt for David Haines's killers - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 21:52
The newspapers focus on the aftermath of the killing of British aid worker David Haines by jihadists - and the threat to the life of another UK hostage.

August rise in NI shopping visits

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 21:21
Shopper numbers in Northern Ireland during August were 4.2% higher than the same month a year ago.

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