National / International News

WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:41

The World Health Organization isn't ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis. So the agency's leader is calling for major reforms at the WHO. But will the changes be enough?

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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:40

Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.

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Spending To Fight Wildfires At The Expense Of Preventing Them

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:38

In Washington state, a community coalition is bringing homeowners, businesses and government together to figure out how best to use what little money there is to protect the land from destruction.

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States Lack Accurate Statistics On Widespread Heroin Use

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:36

Opiate abuse has reached crisis levels, but some states aren't doing all they can to determine the depth of the problem. Finding up-to-date statistics for specific drugs is often difficult.

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Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:35

The group says American professors are misinterpreting the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's huge for China's Communist Party, which is deeply invested in history — and in who interprets it.

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Gallacher out of PGA Championship

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:16
Scotland's Stephen Gallacher pulls out of the PGA Championship at Wentworth with a wrist injury.

Super-fight damaged boxing - Hatton

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:13
Ricky Hatton talks to BBC Sport about the state of boxing following the disappointment that was Mayweather-Pacquiao.

England v New Zealand quiz

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 23:09
Which player only has seven toes?, who has the number of the beast? who has played for both Australia and New Zealand? Acquire some useless knowledge in our England v New Zealand quiz.

Car crashes into family sitting room

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:47
A family has a narrow escape when a car crashes through a garden wall into their sitting room in Weymouth.

How do you measure inequality?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:42
What is the best way to measure inequality in a population?

Royal Mail reports profits rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:36
Royal Mail reports a rise in profits, with cost cuts helping to offset flat revenues.

'Little General' weeps tears of joy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:16
Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat wept tears of joy as they secured Premier League safety but how good a job has he done?

Potato lorry crash closes A55 route

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 22:13
The main A55 route through north Wales has been closed westbound overnight after a lorry overturned near St Asaph - spilling a load of potatoes across the dual carriageway.

£6.7m investment in health IT system

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:49
A £6.7m improvement is made to an IT system which will instantly share patient information between care agencies.

Stowaways found in new Maseratis

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:40
Ten suspected illegal immigrants are discovered hiding in the boots of brand-new imported Maserati sports cars.

Rise in blue flag beach awards

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:34
The number of Welsh beaches awarded the international blue flag status for high water quality rises.

NIEA 'must toughen its enforcement'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:29
The agency that investigates serious environmental crime needs to deal more rigorously with offenders, a review finds.

More Hillsborough witnesses sought

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:27
Photographs of a further 11 potential witnesses to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster are released by the police team investigating the tragedy.

Royal couple to arrive in Belfast

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:22
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are due to attend a series of events in Northern Ireland later, after spending two days in the Republic of Ireland.

Powers for groups to save properties

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 21:19
Community groups could be given powers to take over and run local landmarks and facilities which are underused or likely to be sold off.