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Fears over jockey injury misdiagnosis

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 03:34
The Professional Jockeys' Association says it is concerned serious injuries to riders are being missed by hospital staff.

Fire station destroyed in fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 03:27
A fire station and fire engine in a Norfolk town are destroyed in a fire overnight.

The world of 100% election victories

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 03:27
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was elected to the rubber-stamp parliament with 100% votes on Monday. He's not the only leader to win an election with ease.

Belfast health trust boss resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 03:23
Colm Donaghy, the chief executive of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, has resigned.

UN warns of renewed Darfur violence

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 03:10
The UN warns about an upsurge in violence in Sudan's Darfur region, saying some 50,000 people had been displaced since the end of February.

Missing Jet Was Way Off Course, Malaysian Air Force Gen. Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-11 03:05

The search continues for the plane and the 239 people. Radar shows it turned and flew hundreds of miles in a wrong direction, one defense official says. Another Malaysian official disputes that.

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Naval base workers in pay strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:57
About 700 workers at the Faslane and Coulport naval bases on the Clyde are staging a mass walkout.

Cable wife 'not wild for leadership'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:49
Vince Cable's wife says she is "not wild" about the idea of her husband becoming Liberal Democrat leader.

Manila in China blockade protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:38
The Philippines lodges a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal.

Mike Ashley in line for £65m payout

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:33
The UK's biggest sports retailer, Sports Direct, plans to give founder Mike Ashley a share bonus worth some £65m.

Lloyd Pack drama to air on Radio 4

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:28
A radio comedy drama starring the late Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd Pack in one of his final roles will air later this month.

Four arrested over Syria fighting

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:14
Three men and a woman are arrested on suspicion of travelling to or supporting fighting in war zones, say Manchester police

Quiz: Which countries pay women the most?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-11 02:12

It's international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us a question that will test your knowledge of pay around the world. Across industrialized countries, women make, on average, 85 percent of what men make, so... 

QUESTION: In which (pick one) of the following do women make closest to the average pay across industrialized countries?

A. South Korea
B. Germany
C. United Kingdom
D. United States

Scroll down the page to see the answer -- and click play on the audio player above to hear our report about the gender pay gap. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER: C. United Kingdom. In South Korea, Germany, and the United States, women's pay falls below the 85% average. 

MPs debate hospital closure power

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 01:42
MPs are set to debate a controversial measure which would give the health secretary the power to impose the closure of local hospital services.

Banks 'hindering' small businesses

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 01:33
Small businesses may still be getting a raw deal from their banks, according to the Office of Fair Trading.

Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-11 01:30

This winter's unexpected arctic bird invasion has given owl researchers a rare opportunity. They're fitting a few of the errant owls with GPS backpacks to track their return to the Arctic.

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Major NI housing fraud revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 01:00
Homeless families in Northern Ireland are being denied a place to live because of benefit cheats, a BBC Spotlight investigation discovers.

PODCAST: Nuclear economics, post-Fukushima

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-11 00:35

It’s been three years since the Fukushima disaster prompted Japan to try weaning itself from nuclear power, though that's a position it now seems poised to reverse. In the U.S., four new reactors are under construction after a long lull. Don’t call it a nuclear renaissance: The economics of nuclear power are a tough sell, especially in a time of cheaper natural gas. "The idea that public fearfulness or the resistance of environmental groups is what killed nuclear power in the U.S. has always been nonsense," says Peter Bradford, a former member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

It's international quiz time on the Marketplace Morning Report. Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the online international affairs magazine, The Globalist, brings us a question that will test your knowledge of pay around the world. Across industrialized countries, women make, on average, 85 percent of what men make, but do you know in which country women make closest to the average pay across industrialized countries?

Obesity 'link to lower exam results'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 00:30
A study involving two Scottish universities suggests obesity in adolescent girls is link with lower academic attainment.

Sutherland offers to resign

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-11 00:27
Co-op boss Euan Sutherland offers to resign

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