National / International News

Toure urges patience on Ebola tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:01
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has urged fans to be patient while Ebola screening is carried out before Africa Cup of Nations games.

Morgan blackmail plot investigated

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:54
Police have interviewed an Australian man over an attempt to blackmail England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.

Car bomb blast outside Somali hotel

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:53
A car bomb explodes in the Somali capital outside the gates of a hotel in a heavily secured area near the presidential palace.

Italy police recover 5,000 artefacts

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:50
A record haul of rare antiquities is revealed by Italian police after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring.

Toxic sludge leaking from trailer

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:47
Toxic sludge that is believed to have resulted from illegal diesel laundering is leaking from a trailer abandoned on the M1 motorway in County Louth.

Jury in Sun staff trial discharged

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:47
The jury in the trial of four Sun newspaper employees accused of paying officials for stories is discharged after failing to reach verdicts.

Brown warns of Syrian refugee crisis

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:43
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.

New record for SA rhino poaching

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:40
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.

Wenger confirms talks over Paulista

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:40
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the club are in talks with Villarreal over Brazilian central defender Gabriel Paulista.

Murder bid suspect 'stabbed himself'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:37
An attempted murder suspect stabbed himself while being arrested and died nine days later in prison, a hearing is told.

Critics hail Wolf Hall's TV debut

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:36
Critics have called the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning novels "close to perfect television".

Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:30

Medicare is giving hospitals financial incentives to provide better care. But so far about half of the hospitals that got incentive payments found them canceled out by other quality programs.

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Houthi Rebels Remain In Place In Yemen's Capital Despite Deal

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:28

The Shiite rebels remain positioned outside the residence of Yemen's president despite agreeing to withdraw from there and other position in exchange for major concessions.

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GP practices in special measures

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:23
Three GP practices have been placed in "special measures" over concerns about safety, by inspectors.

Drug-laden drone crashes in Mexico

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:18
A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.

The soldiers without enough weapons to fight jihadists

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:15
The soldiers who say they're short of weapons to fight jihadists

Jim Murphy to seek re-election as MP

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:12
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy confirms he will stand again to become the MP for East Renfrewshire in May's General Election.

PODCAST: The economics of patients on medicaid

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:00

Market participants were looking for Europe to take a serious step toward holding together its single-currency zone. Today, European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi announced a stimulus plan centered on buying piles of government debt from individual European countries. More on that. We'll also take a look at the tough economics doctors face if they want to treat patients on Medicaid. Plus, there's increasing evidence that companies especially thrive when their executive ranks are not just a bunch of white guys.

Boris Johnson settles US tax bill

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:58
London Mayor Boris Johnson settles US capital gains tax bill he had described as "absolutely outrageous".

Cilla Black settles hacking claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:57
Singer Cilla Black is among celebrities to have settled phone-hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers for "substantial" damages, a court hears.