National / International News

Children's hospital 'must improve'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 20:06
Alder Hey Children's Hospital "requires improvement" in critical care and outpatient services, but some areas are rated outstanding or good by health inspectors.

Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 19:44
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.

How would 'Yes' vote affect Northern Ireland?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 19:17
How would N Ireland's Orangemen feel if Scotland left the union?

Can eating meat be eco-friendly?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 18:51
Which is the best eco option - eating beef, chicken or mussels?

Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 17:22
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients.

Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 17:06
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers

Second Missouri police killing

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:50
The police killing of a second black man in the St Louis area threatens to further raise tensions, 10 days after the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

'More' private hospital data needed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:50
Private hospitals should release the same data about patient safety incidents as NHS providers, a report says.

Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:41
The plight of Syria's refugee child brides

Chileans baffled by persistent bomb attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:38
Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents

The island that kids learn to leave

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:26
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland

Gaza truce ends amid fresh fighting

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:20
A truce between Israel and Gaza ends amid renewed air strikes and rocket fire, as negotiations in Cairo break up with no deal.

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:17
Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.

Rodriguez nets as Real held by Atletico

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:13
New signing James Rodriguez scores his first goal for Real Madrid but Raul Garcia levels the Super Cup score for Atletico.

How does education fit into the referendum debate?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 16:12
How does education fit into the Scottish referendum debate?

Million 'have inadequate housing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 15:58
Nearly one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing and 250,000 are not properly fed, a new study claims.

Firms 'held back by export barriers'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 15:57
Four in 10 Scottish businesses want to grow internationally but feel they are being held back by export barriers, a survey has revealed.

Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 15:32
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.

Renewed attention on Terms of Service agreements

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-08-19 15:30

With the recent controversies over both Facebook and Google apps and their use of user data, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson joined Kai Ryssdal to talk about the power we give tech companies when we use their services.

Google’s location tracking data, for example, is key in the ongoing conversation about what permissions we give to apps.

“Depending on the app permissions and settings you've agreed to," Johnson says, "I could track your every move for any day you've had Google Maps running on your phone.”

This discussion has resurfaced because of Google’s Location History feature, which lists all location data the company has collected from your account. The good news is you can delete all that data by clicking on a link there.

Apple manages application permissions differently from Android; Google has the user accept conditions before downloading, while Apple uses “just-in-time” permissions, which allow the user to accept or deny permissions as one begins to use the app.

Terms of Service — a legal document which a consumer must agree to simply to use a website or service, let alone the mobile app — are another issue. Facebook's alone is is 4,500 words long. A recent study said it would take six weeks to read privacy sections in the terms of service for online services.

VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 15:01
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.
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