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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:32
The week's big numbers visualised.

Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:16

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:16

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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Fearne Cotton is leaving BBC Radio 1

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:11
The DJ is leaving the music station for a "new chapter" and has also revealed she is expecting another baby.

VIDEO: Inside UKIP's 'get Nigel elected' rally

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:10
Robin Brant reports from UKIP's Spring Conference in Margate, an event a senior party figure describes as a 'get Nigel elected' rally.

A Glut Of Ph.D.s Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:08

Only one in five Ph.D.s in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.

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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:08

Only 1 in 5 Ph.Ds in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.

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Child snatcher guilty of sex assault

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:06
A Swansea man already jailed for trying to abduct a schoolboy last year, has been convicted of sexually assaulting another child more than 20 years ago.

Pensioner guilty of stranger rape

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:06
A pensioner is found guilty of raping a 24-year-old woman who woke up partially clothed in a field with no memory of the attack.

Week in pictures: 21-27 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:56
News photos from around the world

'When bandits shot me in the Congo'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:51
A County Tyrone missionary midwife recalls the moment when she grabbed a gun being aimed at her and was shot in the shoulder.

'No question' of tax referendum

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:48
Calls for a referendum on income tax powers for Wales are rejected by the first minister, despite a pledge by David Cameron on minimum funding.

Knights Templar drug lord captured

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:45
Mexican security forces confirm the arrest of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.

Will Storey break the hour record?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:27
Dame Sarah Storey talks about her toughest task to date as the Paralympic champion attempts to break the hour record on Saturday.

Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:23

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:23

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:19

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:19

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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L'Oreal to change 'bad at maths' ad

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:13
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.

It Kills Germs For Up To Six Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:11

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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