National / International News

The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.

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Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.

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When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:45
The time when a single drink of gin could kill

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:42

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:40

People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:36

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:33
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Parents' joy as 13-year-old wins bronze

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:33
The parents of 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies speak of their pride after her Commonwealth Games bronze.

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:30
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.

With Deadline Looming, Lawmakers Reach Deal On VA Health Care

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:07

The compromise plan to be unveiled Monday is expected to authorize billions in emergency spending to lease 27 new clinics and hire more doctors and nurses.

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MH17 crash: The 298 who perished

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 23:25
The 298 men, women and children who perished

Police told off for Lily Allen image

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 23:02
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.

Seventeen hurt at car 'cruise' event

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:43
Seventeen people are injured, one of them seriously, when a car ploughs into the crowd at a car 'cruising' event in Plymouth.

Four rescued from dingy in rip tide

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:37
Four people, including two children, were rescued off the Gower coast after their inflatable dingy got swept out to sea in a rip tide.

138 jobs as electronics firm expands

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:18
A Swansea electronics firm is to double its workforce as it moves to a building at the old Visteon factory site.

Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:12
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.

India riot city curfew relaxed

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:08
India's Uttar Pradesh state relaxes a curfew in the city of Saharanpur after clashes between Sikhs and Muslims left three dead and 20 hurt.

Volunteers needed for genetic map

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 21:28
A team of scientists is visiting Northern Ireland later in a bid to draw up a genetic map of the British Isles.

Women's Team Sky possible - Brailsford

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 21:26
Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says he is "talking a lot" about the possibility of a women's professional cycling squad.

Book of condolence for crash victims

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 21:25
A book of condolence for the victims for three recent airline disasters is to open at Belfast City Hall.
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