National / International News

Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 01:03

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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Cameron to hold talks with Iran

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:53
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - the first time a UK prime minister has met an Iranian president since the Iran's revolution in 1979.

Public borrowing at £11.6bn in August

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:41
Government borrowing remained high in August, denting the chancellor's efforts to reduce the public deficit, official figures show.

Theatres make gender equality pledge

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:40
Leading English theatres commit to making changes in their programming and working practices to address gender inequality in the theatre industry.

Singer to direct new X-Men outing

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:36
Film-maker Bryan Singer is to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next movie in the long-running blockbuster franchise.

Miliband: Scots made 'right choice'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:33
The Labour party will show Scots they made the "right choice" rejecting independence, Ed Miliband is expected to tell his party's conference.

Peshawar bomb attack 'kills three'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:31
At least three people are killed in a bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Peshawar as violence returns after several months of relative calm.

MLA concerned by A&E pressures

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:24
A Sinn Féin MLA says she is "very concerned" about pressure on the emergency department at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday night.

VIDEO: Murray's regret over referendum tweet

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:24
Andy Murray has spoken publicly for the first time about comments he made on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum.

Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:19
Andy Murray says he does not "regret giving an opinion" but was "disappointed" with the way he tweeted his support for Scottish independence.

Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:11
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.

Connolly warns PM over Scots pledges

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:05
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has said there will be "hell to pay" if David Cameron does not honour his pledge of extra powers for Scotland.

A question of identity

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:05
The team which overhauled the government's websites is attempting to solve the problem of effective online identity verification.

Does Labour have the cash to expand the NHS?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 00:02
Does Labour have the cash to expand the health service?

HK students gather for park protest

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:53
Hong Kong students gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long pro-democracy protest.

In pictures: Landscapes in black and white

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:52
On show at Museum of Modern Art in Wales

Anger after badger found shot in gut

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:43
A badger found shot in the abdomen inside the west Somerset cull zone suffered a "cruel and unacceptable" death, anti-cull campaigners say.

Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:42
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist.

Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:34

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

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As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:33

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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