National / International News

Skin test spots Alzheimer's disease

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:05
Scientists believe a skin test could help diagnose brain conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Staff 'leave pension cash unclaimed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:54
Employees of the UK's biggest companies are passing up an opportunity to inflate their pension pots, according to new research.

Can Europe stop migrants dying?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:50
More than 3,000 migrants are estimated to have died in the Mediterranean Sea last year. Can European countries stop these deaths?

Property rents 'lag rest of Britain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:49
Property rents in Scotland have risen at a much slower rate than in England and Wales over the last four years, a report suggests.

Thousands of hospital beds blocked

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:48
Thousands of beds were blocked this winter by patients healthy enough to return home, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Should we be worried by FTSE record high?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:41
The FTSE 100 share index closed at a record high of 6,949.63 on Tuesday. Duncan Weldon looks at what this says about the UK economy.

Soaring shares, and cold callers 'disconnected'?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:40
Wednesday's press is full of positive economic news, and there is a story about a proposed crackdown on telephone cold callers.

Amnesty report makes sober reading

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:35
Amnesty International's annual report says the world is still locked in a cycle of violence, 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, writes Mike Wooldridge.

Luxury: Worth every penny?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:23
We spend $340bn a year on luxury items we don't need. Why?

Tables Have Turned As Senate Barrels Toward Homeland Security Deadline

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:22

In many ways, nothing has changed from past funding deadlines. Except this time it's the Republicans howling at the Democrats for being the obstructionists.

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Row over Australia HRC chief deepens

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:17
Australia's opposition party calls for police probe into whether the government tried to induce the head of the Australian Human Rights Commission to resign.

London cyclists in 23,000 accidents

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:14
There were 22,988 accidents and 80 deaths involving cyclists in London over five-years, according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures.

Stars descend on London for Brits

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:12
Stars descend on London for the Brit Awards

Europe's young Jews face security fears

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:08
Security fears after Paris and Copenhagen attacks

Do blind people really experience complete darkness?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:05
Why blind people don't only see darkness

VIDEO: Brain-controlled drone shown off

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying.

From the catwalk to the High Street

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
From London's catwalks to global high streets

VIDEO: The day troops held Spain’s MPs hostage

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
In February 1981, Antonio Tejero led an attempted coup in the Spanish Parliament. Joaquin Almunia was there.

Waiting for the sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:03
The desert that may one day become water again

HSBC bosses to answer MPs' questions

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:00
The chairman and chief executive of HSBC will answer questions from a panel of MPs about a tax scandal at the banking giant.