National / International News

VIDEO: India's PM says he will step down

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 22:22
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, says he will not stand in the next general elections.

Workers killed in Cambodia clashes

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 22:15
Three people are killed as Cambodian police open fire on protesting garment industry workers in Phnom Penh demanding an increase in wages.

VIDEO: Flights hit as snow blankets US

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 22:08
Parts of the north-east United States have been hit by a major winter storm, with 53 cm (21 inches) of snowfall recorded in one Massachusetts town.

'Deadly' floods and 'Thatcher's secrets' in papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 21:59
Some papers are concerned about the prospect of flooding, while others focus on revelations from government files released under the 30-year rule.

Cyber security firms agree $1bn deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 21:34
Cyber security company FireEye acquires Mandiant, a firm known for emergency responses to network breaches, in a deal worth more than $1bn (£608m).

Australia saw hottest year in 2013

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 20:05
Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, with temperatures 1.2C above the long term average, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

VIDEO: Is this world's most expensive soap?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 19:07
A Lebanese family-run business claims to have produced the world's most expensive soap infused with gold and diamond powder.

What if US authorities take your laptop?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 18:51
What happens if your laptop is seized at US border?

Snapchat to update app after hack

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 18:17
Snapchat will release an updated version of its app after hackers download usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts.

Many Britons 'fear mortgage arrears'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 18:13
A survey for homelessness charity Shelter suggests a third of Britons expect to struggle to keep up with their housing payments during this year.

Haim: Sound of 2013 winners look back

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:55
BBC Sound of 2013 winners look back on their year

Consortium Threatens To Pull Plug On Panama Canal Expansion

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:43

Grupo Unidos por el Canal, made up of Spanish, Italian, Belgian and Panamanian firms, says it will halt work if it doesn't get paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns in the next three weeks.

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Benefits overpayments being targeted

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:38
A campaign is being launched to tackle benefit fraud and overpayments in Cardiff and five areas of England.

Facebook sued over message 'scan'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:29
Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users' private messages to profile the sender's web activity.

Winter transport must improve - MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:27
Better real-time information should be provided to passengers and drivers when bad weather hits the transport system, MPs say.

Spaceman art wins record cover prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:23
A record cover showcasing a painting of an astronaut becomes the second space-based design to win an annual prize for the year's best album artwork.

VIDEO: Obesity in developing world quadruples

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:18
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, a report from a UK think tank says.

Lack of drug data 'extreme concern'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:16
The lack of data on the effectiveness of medicines available to doctors and researchers is "of extreme concern" say a group of MPs.

VIDEO: Tyre pressure 'read as you drive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 17:13
A device that can read tyre pressure as vehicles pass over it

Medicaid Expansion Boosted Emergency Room Visits In Oregon

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 16:50

If people have insurance coverage, the theory went, they won't end up in the emergency room as often. But an analysis of Oregon's expansion of Medicaid found that people who gained coverage were 40 percent more likely to go to the emergency room.

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