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University stops masks training

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:38
A university stops using prosthetic masks - designed to help trainee nurses - amid claims they could add to the mental health stigmatisation.

Iraq preparing to retake Mosul - PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:35
Iraq's prime minister tells the BBC its armed forces are preparing for an offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Eurozone Greek debt deal 'unlikely'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:26
European finance ministers will meet in Brussels later amid increasing scepticism that a deal over Greece's debt problems can be reached.

Not A Group House, Not A Commune: Europe Experiments With Co-Housing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:16

From urban high-density housing to rural communal living, Europeans are using the principle of co-housing — in which neighbors share space and resources, depending on their needs.

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Police investigate death of patient

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:11
The "unexplained death" of an elderly patient at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital is being investigated by both the police and the health authorities.

Man, 92, assaulted and robbed for £5

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:10
A mugger knocked a 92-year-old man to the ground as he made a grab for his wallet before fleeing with just £5, in what police have described as a "sickening" attack.

VIDEO: Explosive week for EastEnders fans

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-16 00:00
Since 1985, EastEnders has been responsible for creating characters like Nasty Nick, Dirty Den and Peggy Mitchell, and Wellard the dog.

NCA 'could help stop NI sex trade'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:54
The extension of the National Crime Agency to Northern Ireland should help to stop people being trafficked into the sex trade, Justice Minister David Ford says.

Mayweather hopes for Pacquiao bout

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:51
Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather says he is "hopeful" of a fight with Manny Pacquiao, but a deal is yet to be agreed.

Fitting In On Campus: Challenges For First-Generation Students

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:46

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they often feel out of place. Many say they need more help from their schools.

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Satisfied Patients Now Make Hospitals Richer, But Is That Fair?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:44

The Affordable Care Act made sure that hospitals scoring well on patient satisfaction surveys are paid more by Medicare. But some say that gives small, boutique hospitals an unfair edge.

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Beyond BPA: Court Battle Reveals A Shift In Debate Over Plastic Safety

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:42

In 2007, a plastic called Tritan became a hit in part because it was free of the chemical BPA. Then a competitor began suggesting Tritan products contained other chemicals that act like estrogen.

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Egypt Strikes ISIS Targets In Libya After Grisly Video Is Released

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:30

Egypt launched airstrikes against so-called Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a video showing the beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks.

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Ireland make rivals 'very nervous'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:27
Ireland's World Cup win over West Indies will make their Pool B rivals "nervous", says former spinner Graeme Swann.

VIDEO: SE rail passengers least satisfied

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:18
More than half of rail passengers in London and south-east England are dissatisfied with the service, a survey by consumer group Which? has found.

Men charged over Copenhagen attacks

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:12
Two men charged with helping gunman suspected of carrying out Copenhagen attacks, Danish police say.

China expels top official for graft

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 23:00
Former senior official Su Rong has been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party for corruption and faces prosecution, says the country's anti-corruption body.

Museum dedicated to 2-Tone expands

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 22:51
A Coventry museum which opened in 2013 is set to expand after attracting 4,500 visitors in a year.

William Hill and 888 end bid talks

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 22:51
William Hill and online betting rival 888 end talks over a possible takeover after an 888 shareholder rejects the offer as too low.

Jeremy Guscott's Six Nations review

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 22:19
Jeremy Guscott on Joseph, the Welsh back three, Scottish profligacy and Irish efficiency, plus his try, player and team of the week.