National / International News

Hospitals And Health Plans See The Future Very Differently

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 07:52

Are we going back to the bad old days of big increases in health care spending or is the modest boost of recent years here to stay? It really depends on who you ask — insurers or hospitals.

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Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 07:50

After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.

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Three-day water ban in Ohio lifted

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 07:46
The mayor of Toledo brings to an end a water ban for about 400,000 people, caused by toxic algae, and drinks a glass of tap water to make his point.

Woman raped in hospital toilet

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 07:39
A woman is raped in a disabled toilet at a Leeds hospital.

Boys unearth gold from 2,300 BC

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 07:16
A group of Cumbrian schoolboys unearths a rare 4,000-year-old ornament during a dig in Northumberland.

Thai surrogate baby case disputed

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 07:06
An Australian couple deny abandoning a baby boy with Down's Syndrome, but the Thai surrogate mother he was born to disputes their account.

France condemns Israel over Gaza

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 06:54
France condemns Israel in unusually strong terms over its conduct in Gaza, with its foreign minister speaking of a massacre by the Israeli military.

Limited truce slows Gaza violence

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 06:47
Israel's unilateral "humanitarian window" for parts of Gaza ends, having slowed the violence over its seven-hour duration.

Storms, Aftershocks Hurt Rescue Efforts Following Deadly China Quake

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 06:38

The earthquake that hit Yunnan Province on Sunday afternoon has killed nearly 400 people. It displaced about 230,000 people, and more than 57,000 may still be waiting for rescue.

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Glasgow clears up after Games party

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 06:32
Flags are being taken down, roads re-opened and venues cleared across Glasgow as the city returns to normal after the Commonwealth Games.

Monday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 06:31
Arsenal bid for Carvalho, Liverpool keen on Lavezzi and Sunderland to hold Rodwell talks.

Google 'reveals child porn user'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 06:19
Google reveals the identity of a user after discovering child abuse imagery in the man's Gmail account in Houston, Texas, according to a local news report.

Surfing seal causes seaside surprise

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:57
A young seal joins two surfers for their session in the waves off the east coast of England.

Man City to pay all of Lampard's wages

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:53
Manchester City will pay Frank Lampard's wages during his loan spell, amid claims the deal bypasses fair play rules.

Liberia orders Ebola cremations

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:51
Liberia's government orders that all bodies of people killed by Ebola must be cremated as Nigeria records its second case of the virus.

Vietnam's 'online army'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:41
The battle over blocked accounts and 'opinion shapers' in Vietnam

Pompey in World War One kit tribute

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:40
Portsmouth honour members of the 'Pompey Pals' who fell during World War One by including their names on the new home kit.

Russians stranded as tour firm fails

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:40
As many as 27,000 Russian tourists are stranded abroad after a Russian tour firm, Labirint, suspended operations amid financial turmoil.

Steroids trafficker's lifetime ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:36
A south Wales steroid trafficker becomes the first person to be given a lifetime sports ban by UK Anti-Doping.

VIDEO: Scientists film UK undersea mountain

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 05:24
Marine scientists have explored an underwater mountain off the west coast of Scotland for the first time.
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