National / International News

£8m compensation for disabled boy

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 01:17
A health trust is to pay a "landmark" compensation settlement to a severely disabled teenager after his family sued it for medical negligence.

Bus wheelchair ruling overturned

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 01:15
Bus companies are not required by law to force parents with buggies to make way for wheelchair users, senior judges rule.

M&S hit by online delivery delay

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 01:12
Marks and Spencer's online orders have been delayed in the run-up to Christmas, with standard deliveries now taking up to 10 days,

Man found dead in close of flats

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 01:10
A 54-year-old man is arrested after another man is found dead in a close in Glasgow's Castlemilk area.

Medicine's Subtle Art Gives A Man The Chance To Breathe Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 01:08

When Bob Smithson could no longer breathe on his own and surgeons wanted to operate, his doctor decided to take a chance on a different treatment. That decision gave Bob another chance at life.

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Olympic Games revamp voted through

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 01:00
A 40-point action plan to reform the Olympic Games is rubber-stamped at an International Olympic Committee meeting in Monaco.

New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

The magazine saw an exodus of 50 top contributors in the days after billionaire owner Chris Hughes, formerly of Facebook, announced The New Republic was going to move to New York and transform.

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

In her runoff against Republican Bill Cassidy, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D.-La., didn't just lose — she was walloped. The win gave the GOP complete dominance of the Deep South in the Senate.

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Justice Department Moves To Further Rein In Racial Profiling

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

New guidelines being unveiled today will broaden rules for the FBI, ATF, DEA and other federal agencies, that will ban — or nearly ban — profiling by race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

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Burnt Remains Of Missing Mexican Student Identified; 42 Still Not Found

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

DNA testing confirmed that bone fragments from Mexico match relatives of Alexander Mora Venancio, one of a group of students from a rural college who officials say were abducted in September.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

Way too many residents of U.S. nursing homes are on antipsychotic drugs, critics say. It's often just for the convenience of the staff, to sedate patients agitated by dementia. That's illegal.

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Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

A spacecraft on its way to Pluto has just woken up from hibernation. By next month, scientists expect to have the first good pictures of the dwarf planet. All the others have been, well, crummy.

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:57

A year after Democratic Senators invoked a "nuclear option" to stop GOP filibusters of confirmation votes, Republicans are debating whether to switch back. Some say they're sick of the fighting.

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VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:46
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.

VIDEO: Hands-on with a 'friendly' robot

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:46
The "Pepper" robot is designed to bridge the gap between humans and machines.

Eight cars damaged in 'arson attack'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:41
Three cars are destroyed and five more are damaged in a suspected arson attack at a garage in Gwynedd.

Delhi bans Uber cabs after 'rape'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:37
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, ban taxi-booking service Uber after allegations that one of its drivers raped a female passenger.

Young and hungry in 2014 Britain

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:28
The people struggling to put food on the table

VIDEO: Pensioner DJs spin for expansion

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 00:25
Angel Radio is a community station, which currently only broadcasts in Havant near Portsmouth, and us run entirely by pensioners without any prior radio experience.

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