National / International News

World War One's financial crisis - parallels with 2008

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:46
Was WW1's financial crisis repeated a century on?

AUDIO: Centre for Cities: UK overly centralised

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:40
Centre for Cities chief executive Alexandra Jones discusses the think tank's findings on the UK's creation of private sector jobs.

Egypt diplomats released in Libya

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:29
Five Egyptian embassy staff who were kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli have been released, Libya's deputy foreign minister tells the BBC.

Parents admit baby's rickets death

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:27
The parents of a five-month-old boy who died from acute rickets admit his manslaughter.

VIDEO: Hacking trial: Jude Law in court

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:26
Actor Jude Law arrives at the Old Bailey to give evidence for the prosecution in the trial of former News of the World and Sun editor Rebekah Brooks.

New .scot internet domain 'agreed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:16
An internet domain for Scotland could be available in time for this year's Commonwealth Games, according to Dot Scot Registry.

Dame Helen to get Bafta fellowship

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:08
Dame Helen Mirren is to be awarded the British Academy fellowship at next month's Bafta Film Awards.

Cancer care praise but issues remain

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 02:03
A major survey of cancer patients in Wales suggests the vast majority thought their care was excellent or very good - but problems still remain.

Everton's Baines signs new deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 01:59
Everton and England defender Leighton Baines signs a new four-year deal with the Merseyside club.

Gulen denies corruption probe links

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 01:38
Cleric Fethullah Gulen, seen as a rival to Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, denies using his influence to start probes into alleged government corruption.

Tunisia assembly passes constitution

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 01:30
Tunisia's parliament adopts a new constitution - references to Islamic law are dropped and men and women are recognised as equal.

VIDEO: Bieber appears in Panama after arrest

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 01:22
Justin Bieber has been spotted in Panama, days after he was charged with with driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs in Florida.

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 01:21
Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:43
F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel

As PC Sales Drop, Intel Delays A Plant Opening And Cuts Jobs

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:35

Intel planned to open a massive chip plant in Arizona, and President Obama even visited it and called it "an example of an America that's within our reach." But demand for PCs has slowed, and it's left the company rethinking its next moves.

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Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:35

Alarms are good and necessary things in hospital care — except when there are so many that caregivers miss signals of a patient in crisis. Trying to conquer "alarm fatigue," one hospital turned off the beeps — and found that patient care actually improved.

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Grand Canyon May Be Older (And Younger) Than You Think

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:34

About 6 million years ago, a new mineral analysis suggests, a mighty river zigzagging across the Colorado plateau may have found its way into older gorges, greatly enlarging them to create the West's most spectacular canyon. Still, some geologists aren't sold.

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Legacy Of Forced March Still Haunts Navajo Nation

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:33

In a series of marches that began in 1864, the U.S. Army forced thousands of Navajo and Mescalero Apache people to walk 400 miles to an isolated reservation; more than a third died. Some say today's ills in Indian Country — severe poverty, suicide, addiction — have their roots in the "Long Walk."

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Bernanke's Fed Legacy: A Tenure Full Of Tough Decisions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:32

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will preside over his last Fed policy-making meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. During his two terms as chairman, he faced a global financial crisis that threatened to become financial Armageddon, followed by a deep recession.

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How Parents And The Internet Transformed Clubfoot Treatment

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 00:32

Clubfoot is a common birth defect that can make walking difficult. It used to be treated with surgery, which could have serious side effects, but a simple nonsurgical solution is now the norm. It took years of pushing by parents for that treatment to become accepted.

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