National / International News

New fees for foreign property buyers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:56
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.

DR Congo attacks Hutu rebels

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:47
The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country.

Clampdown on cold call companies

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:30
Companies behind cold calls and nuisance text messages are to face tougher rules after thousands of complaints about their conduct.

Venezuelan student killed in protest

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:02
A Venezuelan teenager is killed in the western state of Tachira in a protest over the worsening economic crisis and the shortage of many staples.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Rebuffs Senate Democrats' Meeting Request

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:01

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin had invited Benjamin Netanyahu for a closed-door meeting during his trip to Washington next week. Netanyahu was invited to speak to Congress by Republicans.

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Depression 'link' to violent crime

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:27
People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.

Class design 'boosts pupil success'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:21
The design of primary school classrooms has a significant impact on the academic success of pupils, according to a study by Salford University.

Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:20

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.

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Ferrari plate could break record

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:14
A registration plate linked to one of the most expensive cars in the world could break a record when it sells at auction later.

'Little progress' on universal credit

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:08
"Very little progress" has been made on the universal credit programme despite £700m being spent on the government's flagship policy, MPs say.

Skin test spots Alzheimer's disease

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 16:05
Scientists believe a skin test could help diagnose brain conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Staff 'leave pension cash unclaimed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:54
Employees of the UK's biggest companies are passing up an opportunity to inflate their pension pots, according to new research.

Can Europe stop migrants dying?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:50
More than 3,000 migrants are estimated to have died in the Mediterranean Sea last year. Can European countries stop these deaths?

Property rents 'lag rest of Britain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:49
Property rents in Scotland have risen at a much slower rate than in England and Wales over the last four years, a report suggests.

Thousands of hospital beds blocked

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:48
Thousands of beds were blocked this winter by patients healthy enough to return home, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Should we be worried by FTSE record high?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:41
The FTSE 100 share index closed at a record high of 6,949.63 on Tuesday. Duncan Weldon looks at what this says about the UK economy.

Soaring shares, and cold callers 'disconnected'?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:40
Wednesday's press is full of positive economic news, and there is a story about a proposed crackdown on telephone cold callers.

Amnesty report makes sober reading

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:35
Amnesty International's annual report says the world is still locked in a cycle of violence, 20 years after the Rwandan genocide, writes Mike Wooldridge.

Luxury: Worth every penny?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:23
We spend $340bn a year on luxury items we don't need. Why?

Tables Have Turned As Senate Barrels Toward Homeland Security Deadline

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 15:22

In many ways, nothing has changed from past funding deadlines. Except this time it's the Republicans howling at the Democrats for being the obstructionists.

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