National / International News

Obama awards 24 Medals of Honor

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:48
President Obama awards America's highest military honour to 24 men previously passed over for the decoration because of discrimination.

Review Finds Navy Yard Rampage Could've Been Prevented

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:46

The report found that the Navy did not properly evaluate and report the gunman's behavior before the rampage, which left 12 dead last September.

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The growth of gay retirement homes

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:44
Do gay people need their own retirement homes?

Do 85 rich people have same wealth as half the world?

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:40
Do world's 85 richest people have same wealth as 3.5bn poorest?

Death 'core business' of hospitals

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:37
Almost one in three hospital patients in Scotland will die within a year, and nearly one in 10 will die during their time in hospital, a study has found.

New doping test '1,000 times better'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:14
US researchers develop a new way to detect performance-enhancing drugs that they say is 1,000 times more sensitive than current tests.

Statins 'may help to control MS'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:07
Heart drugs called statins may be useful in treating advanced multiple sclerosis (MS), say UK researchers.

African sunshine powers school computers

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:02
Solar power for African school computers

VIDEO: Britain's cabbies on UK economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:01
As people in Britain work out what the Budget means to them, BBC News asked taxi drivers if they thought the UK economy was on the up.

VIDEO: Finding my birth mother on my doorstep

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 16:01
Adopted woman's search for birth mother ends five minutes away

Is it possible to replace a managerial legend?

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 15:57
Is it possible to replace a managerial legend?

Berlusconi public office ban upheld

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 15:52
Italy's highest appeals court upholds a two-year ban from public office imposed on former PM Silvio Berlusconi after he was found guilty of tax fraud.

Patient feedback posts open to abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 15:14
The NHS removes all but one of 653 patient reviews of a healthcare trust from its website, after Newsnight finds the system is open to abuse.

Man dies after lorry and car collide

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 15:05
A man dies in a collision between a car and a lorry in County Londonderry.

Two men face Belfast murder charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:58
Two men are charged with the murder of 35-year-old Eamonn Ferguson in north Belfast at the weekend.

A Bittersweet Goodbye: White House Pastry Chef To Move On

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:57

Bill Yosses had to learn to make leaner, more healthful versions of his recipes when Michelle Obama moved in. He says those lessons have inspired his next venture in New York.

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Obama's Foreign Policy: More Second-Term Misses Than Hits

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:47

Second-term presidents who find themselves limited by congressional constraints often see foreign policy as an arena for success. But it seems to be giving President Obama more fits than achievements.

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Debate 'not a credit to Scotland'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:46
The debate on Scotland's future has not been a credit to the nation, Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney says.

Woods is injury doubt for Masters

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:35
Tiger Woods pulls out of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a back injury and is a doubt for the Masters.

US child sex images ring broken

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 14:32
Officials in the US dismantle one of the largest online networks sharing indecent images of children, the Department of Homeland Security says.

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