National / International News

England 'being caught up on NHS'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:50
The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than the other UK nations, but the gap is narrowing, a review suggests.

So which nation has the best NHS?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:47
Which United Kingdom nation has the best health service?

Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:45
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.

Call for vote on Ecuador Amazon oil

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:24
Environmentalists in Ecuador say they have enough signatures for a referendum on controversial oil drilling plans for an Amazon national park.

VIDEO: Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:16
A woman has thrown a shoe at former First Lady Hillary Clinton as she was giving a speech in Las Vegas.

Half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:11
Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of cases, scientists say.

Haas leads Masters after first round

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:04
American Bill Haas holds a one-shot lead over defending champion Adam Scott, 2012 winner Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen.

Irish culture celebrated in London

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 16:00
A host of Irish musicians and stars of the stage and screen take part in a London concert to mark the first UK state visit of an Irish head of state.

UN approves peacekeepers for CAR

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:43
The UN Security Council votes to send a 12,000-strong force to the Central African Republic (CAR) to help end continuing religious violence.

Viewpoint: CAR needs help - Ban Ki-Moon

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:43
CAR 'must not become another Rwanda', writes UN chief

Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:38

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.

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Great Train Robbery in miniature

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:24
Model railway enthusiasts from Luton re-create one of the most infamous heists in history.

Class bears 'prompt parent rivalry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:13
Classroom teddy bears that go home to stay with pupils for the weekend are prompting new levels of competitive parenting, the TES says.

Immigration talk 'deters students'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:11
"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.

VIDEO: First look at the Samsung S5

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:09
Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Samsung's latest S5 phone, as it makes its global launch on Friday.

Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:09

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.

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UN set to warn over 'dash for gas'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 15:06
The United Nations is likely to warn governments that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change, the BBC's Roger Harrabin reports.

Mixed emotions as Liverpool target title

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:58
Alan Hansen outlines the feelings in Liverpool ahead of a potential title decider and the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough

Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:53

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Is Resigning

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-10 14:48

Sebelius is resigning after a five-year term that will no doubt be remembered for the calamitous implementation of Obamacare.

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