National / International News

Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:08

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

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With Dirt And A Vision, Palestinian Architects Break The Mold

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-02 23:07

In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.

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Hundreds in zero-hours council jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:56
Councils in the West are criticised for employing hundreds of staff on zero-hours contracts following a BBC Freedom of Information request.

Housing 'biggest risk' to economy

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:54
Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe says the UK housing market poses the "biggest risk" to the UK economy.

NHS plan 'a recipe for disaster'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:42
Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.

Police apology for wrongful arrest

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:36
A pensioner receives £9,000 and an apology from Wiltshire Police after being unlawfully arrested and held in a cell for seven hours.

'I need to improve my game and work hard'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:31
'I must work out how to get back to my very best'

British Library to show Declaration

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:17
Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.

Lynette police probe: No misconduct

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:04
A major investigation into the failings of South Wales Police following the murder of a Cardiff prostitute 26 years ago finds no criminal conduct.

VIDEO: The Masai who insist on cutting their girls

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 22:01
The BBC's Anne Soy in Kenya travels to a Masai meeting where different generations of women meet to discuss their conflicting views on female genital mutilation (FGM).

Why is China's leader visiting Seoul?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-02 21:22
Why China's president is visiting Seoul
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