National / International News

Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:28

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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CIA Chief Apologizes To Sens. Feinstein, Chambliss Over Computer Intrusion

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:28

In a rare, scathing speech in March, Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of tampering with the work of the intelligence committee. Now an internal CIA probe finds some officers acted improperly.

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Keatings earns gold for Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:22
Daniel Keatings secures the gold medal in the men's pommel horse final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:19
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:17
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.

Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:01
An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 08:00
Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".

VIDEO: Footage captures power station fire

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:58
A fire has broken out at Ferrybridge power station, near Castleford.

Council staff to strike in October

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:49
Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will strike on 14 October in an ongoing pay dispute.

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:44
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bags

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:39
Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.

Every Armenian 'to write a Wiki entry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:36
High profile artists and politicians all seem to be in on the national campaign.

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:35
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

Assaults on teachers top 90 a day

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:34
There were over 90 assaults on teachers by pupils in England each school day last year, official figures show.

Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:32
Tributes are paid to Scottish actor and director Kenny Ireland who has died aged 68 after a battle against cancer.

How Will You Die?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:20

Cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are three of the riskiest things you can do in many parts of the world.

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Scientists Say The Moon Is Hiding A Lumpy Middle

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:11

It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."

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Ground crew fix hovering helicopter

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 07:04
Ground crew had to manually deploy the landing gear of a helicopter as it hovered overhead during landing at Aberdeen Airport.

Cavalryman wins Goodwood Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:50
Cavalryman comes through late on to win the Goodwood Cup, ahead of Ahzeemah and last year's winner Brown Panther.

Minister wants end to animal testing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 06:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

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