National / International News

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:06
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Care system 'gets biggest shake-up'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:04
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:02
Can you win at anything with enough practice?

EU milk quota system is abolished

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:02
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.

Air passenger duty cut from 1 April

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:01
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, which will mean cheaper flights for thousands of people who travel over 4,000 miles.

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena To Two Secret Service Agents

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:57

The Secret Service, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, is refusing to allow his committee to interview two agents involved in the investigation of a potential bomb near the White House.

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VIDEO: Young surfers taught to save lives

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:38
The number of people drowning in Australian has continued to fall as children are being taught to be safe in the water.

Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:27
More than 100 company leaders, including the boss of BP, declare support for a Conservative-led government in a letter published in the Daily Telegraph.

Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:26

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process

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Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:21
Portugal rest captain Cristiano Ronaldo and suffer a shock defeat at home to African side Cape Verde Islands.

VIDEO: 'Homophobic' Indiana bill 'needs fix'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:14
The governor of Indiana is calling on lawmakers there to "fix" a controversial law meant to protect religious freedoms.

VIDEO: Bandleader Last bows out

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:06
Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement

Detectives revisit scene of rape

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 14:06
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Uddingston revisit the scene a week after the crime took place.

US lifts Egypt weapons freeze

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:56
President Barack Obama has told his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, that the US will resume military aid to Egypt, frozen since 2013.

Israel 0-1 Belgium

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:54
Belgium knock Wales off top spot in their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a narrow win over Israel.

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:38

The court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs.

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:36

Students who say their for-profit college degrees are worthless took their "debt strike" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today.

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Lufthansa Says It Knew Of Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz's Depression

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:22

Prosecutors say Lubitz deliberately crashed his plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps last week. Lufthansa said he had informed them in 2009 of a "previous depressive episode."

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Despite Criticism, Arkansas Passes Religious Freedom Bill

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:18

The measure is similar to the controversial law passed by Indiana. Gov. Asa Hutchinson had previously said he would sign the bill into law.

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Murray reaches 500 career wins

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 13:13
Andy Murray reaches 500 career wins with victory over Kevin Anderson at the Miami Open, beating the South African 6-4 3-6 6-3.