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Previous hospital incidents reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:21
The health minister says his department will review "serious adverse incidents" in Northern Ireland's hospitals from a number of years before 2013.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:17
MPs discuss a report on cancer priorities for the National Health Service.

Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:12

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.

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The 10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Least

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:08

What sets these bargain markets apart? They tend to have robust competition among hospitals and doctors, allowing insurers to wrangle lower rates. Many of the best deals are to be had in Minnesota, where managed care has long held prices in check.

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'Yes' vote 'means leaving pound'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:07
UK Chancellor George Osborne says a vote for Scottish independence would mean walking away from the pound.

'I'm playing professional rugby when I could be dead'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:02
Castleford half-back Brett Seymour on his battle with depression and the night "everything came to a halt"

Will women be the saviours of the High Street?

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:58
Will women be the saviours of the High Street?

'Froch-Groves rivalry a welcome throwback'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:38
Carl Froch-George Groves II evokes memories of British boxing's golden age of rivalries, says Ben Dirs

Italy PM's rival calls for change

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:28
Matteo Renzi, political rival of Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta, calls for a "new government" and asks his party for its support.

Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:26
Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns as "deeply regrettable".

England women's team to go full-time

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:18
The ECB says "significant" pay rises will create England women's first full-time professional cricket team.

Paula Deen Cooks Up $75 Million Deal With Investor

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:14

The celebrity cook and restaurant owner lost her Food Network gig and many endorsements last year when her past use of a racial slur was revealed. She has apologized many times. Now, a private equity company has come forward with millions of dollars to restart her business empire.

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Heads plan for new assessment system

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:11
Head teachers' leaders have outlined what they think schools should do once the national system for measuring pupils' performance is scrapped.

Robot Construction Workers Take Their Cues From Termites

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:06

Termites are masters of construction in the insect world, working together to construct complex, sky-scraping homes with neither blueprint nor foreman. Harvard engineers have created 8-inch-long robots that can build in the same way — by sensing their environment, and applying a few rules.

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A Closer Look At How Corporations Influence Congress

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:00

Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, has been writing about how corporations work in opaque ways to shape debates. He also explains the revolving door between Congress and lobby groups, and how non-profit think tanks aren't always what they seem.

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VIDEO: Asia Beats: Le Cat Trong Ly, Vietnam

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 07:51
Vietnamese artist Le Cat Trong Ly left her classical music studies to follow her passion for singing and song-writing.

Zhang wins women's 1,000m speed skating

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 07:37
Zhang Hong storms to victory in the women's 1,000m speed skating, winning China's first Winter Olympic gold in the event.

Pepper spray halts Indian parliament

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 07:31
Chaos breaks out in the lower house of India's parliament after an MP uses pepper spray to disrupt proceedings.

Appeal over Man Utd player's grave

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 07:30
An appeal has been made to restore the grave of Belfast footballer John Peden, who established the first playing connection between Ireland and Manchester United.

Stars at Roger Lloyd Pack funeral

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 07:30
Only Fools and Horses stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst are among the mourners at actor Roger Lloyd Pack's funeral in London.

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