National / International News

Nun 'not prosecuted' over complaints

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:31
The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry has heard a nun has never been prosecuted, despite complaints against her by former residents of a Belfast children's care home.

Is Now The Time To Fix Rather Than Scrap Obamacare?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:22

Many of the problems with implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past year and a half are rooted in the complexity of the law. Now, some people say the root causes need attention.

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Day in pictures: 10 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:19
Images from around the world: 10 February

Snowfall Obliterates Records In Boston: 'Another Winter Storm?!'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:16

Boston has had more than 72 inches of snow in the past 30 days, breaking a record set in 1978, the National Weather Service says.

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EU law targets foreign rogue drivers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:10
Drivers who commit traffic offences in another EU country will be pursued for fines at home, under a new EU draft law.

The case for a non-white Spider-Man

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:07
The case for a non-white Spider-Man

VIDEO: Mother films as shelling nears home

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:06
Separatist forces have carried out rocket attacks on a key military headquarters and a residential area at Kramatorsk, officials say.

Mandelson in 'body language' warning

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:02
Lord Mandelson backs Ed Miliband's business policies but warns him about using the right "body language".

Woman jailed over charity fund scam

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:01
A secretary who embezzled £55,000 from a charity fund at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital is jailed for 16 months.

Warnings over smart device privacy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:53
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

No central record of school governors

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:48
Despite heightened scrutiny of school governors after the Trojan Horse scandal, it emerges that the education department has no central list of governors' identities.

Requests for Twitter user data surge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:43
Twitter's latest transparency report reveals a surge in government requests for data and the removal of certain posts.

VIDEO: Fatberg found blocking Cardiff sewer

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:42
A 3ft wide deposit of fat is found blocking a sewer beneath the streets of Cardiff.

Ofsted 'lacked focus' to spot abuse

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:40
Ofsted inspectors lacked the focus to target child abuse in Rotherham because they did not understand the scale of the problem, a former watchdog director tells MPs.

Foxes boss Pearson avoids FA charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:30
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson avoids an FA charge over a clash with James McArthur but is reminded of his responsibilities.

Damages for France baby mix-up

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:25
The families of two French girls accidentally switched at birth 20 years ago are awarded nearly €2m (£1.5m) in damages.

City watchdog not told about HSBC

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:10
Martin Wheatley, head of the Financial Conduct Authority, says his organisation was not told about the HSBC tax allegations before they emerged in the media.

Great Teachers: We Had Our Say, Now It's Your Turn

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:03

From social media, comments on the blog and email — here are a few stories of your great teachers.

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ISIS Seen Profiting From Informal Money System In Spain

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:02

The extremist group ISIS is exploiting an informal finance network in Spain to pay its fighters, according to Spanish intelligence officials. The system is often used by immigrants to transfer money.

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PODCAST: What's old is new again

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:00

First up, what we can learn from counting the number of job postings in America. Plus, we take a look at what role schools and  colleges play in regulating vaccinations. A big issue for both is the costs of enforcement. And we're talking here about wallpaper. Yes, the stuff you painstakingly peeled from your walls over the past few decades is once again cool.