National / International News

Who, what, why: How do airbags protect against avalanches?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 01:04
How do airbags protect skiers from being buried?

Tesco 'bounces back from tough year'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:56
The UK's largest supermarket sees sales growth for the first time in a year, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel.

Niger approves anti-Boko Haram force

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:45
Niger's parliament votes to send troops to Nigeria to join the fight against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, as the conflict spreads across borders.

UK prisoner voting rights 'breached'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:39
The rights of 1,015 UK prisoners were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections, the European Court of Human Rights rules.

Advice: No alcohol safe in pregnancy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:29
Women who are trying for a baby and those in the first three months of pregnancy should not drink any alcohol, updated guidelines say.

Probe into Lynette corruption trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:22
The solicitor for one of three men wrongly convicted of killing a Cardiff prostitute said an inquiry into the collapse of the UK's biggest police corruption trial would focus on the "reasons for the collapse".

Charge over phone and laptop video

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:09
A man is charged over a video showing a motorist in Aberdeen allegedly driving with headphones on, using a handheld mobile phone and with a laptop on.

In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 00:00

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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Hospital maternity care concerns

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:59
Consultant-led maternity care could be withdrawn from a north Wales hospital for a year due to recruitment problems, warn local politicians.

Grammy audience falls three million

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:56
Sam Smith's Grammy victory was seen by 25.3 million people in the US, the ceremony's smallest audience since 2009.

Are ministers too focused on the NHS?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:49
A high level ministerial committee has been meeting weekly to monitor activity in the NHS - finding solutions or micromanagement?

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:36

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:35

It's no secret that most state and federal legislators in Texas aren't fans of Obamacare. But insurers and Texan cities are successfully marketing plans on without the state's help.

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The French Debate: Free Speech Versus Hate Speech

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:33

Since the attack on a French satirical magazine, dozens have been arrested for condoning terrorism and inciting hatred. Many are wondering if the crackdown on hate speech is compromising free speech.

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:33

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:30

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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Qualcomm Hit With Record Fine In Chinese Anti-Monopoly Case

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:23

China fined chipmaker Qualcomm $975 million in the biggest of a wave of anti-monopoly penalties that have rattled foreign companies. The San Diego-based company said it will not contest the matter.

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VIDEO: Prince Charles to meet Saudi king

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:19
Prince Charles is urged to raise the case of a Saudi blogger with the country's new king on the latest leg of his tour of the Gulf and the Middle East.

Putting fitness trackers to the test

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:16
Why activity trackers fail to match up

Many 'children taking risks online'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 23:13
A poll suggests more than half of UK children have done something "risky" or anti-social online.