National / International News

Why The Urologist Is Usually A Man, But Maybe Not For Long

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:38

Just 8 percent of doctors practicing urology are female. But urologists treat kidneys and urinary tracts, not just prostates and penises. That male-focused image may be scaring patients away.

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The vanilla-flavoured election

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:15
The closeness of the election race is forcing the largest parties to be dull rather than bold and to avoid risks at all costs.

VIDEO: Court rules on UK air pollution

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:07
The government is ordered by Supreme Court judges to take action on air pollution by the end of the year.

Match fixing trial footballer guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:03
Former Premier League footballer Delroy Facey is found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery in a match fixing trial.

'Rate schools on long-term results'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:03
An exam board says schools in England should be judged by five years' worth of results rather than just one.

Belfast to host Sports Personality

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 05:00
The 2015 Sports Personality of the Year will be held in Belfast - the first time Northern Ireland will stage the awards show.

VIDEO: DEC Nepal appeal raises over £19m

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:53
The British public has donated over £14m to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal, a day after it was launched.

Victim warns of stalking 'loophole'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:52
Stalkers must be stopped from using a loophole in the legal system to harass their targets, a victim who was pursued through the courts has said.

Russian spacecraft 'out of control'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:51
A Russian spacecraft delivering supplies to the International Space Station is out of control and may fall back to Earth, unnamed officials say.

US economic growth slows to 0.2%

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:46
The US economy grew by an annual rate of just 0.2% in the three months to the end of March, official figures show.

VIDEO: Miliband defends Brand interview

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:43
Labour leader Ed Miliband defends his decision to give an interview to Russell Brand, who has in the past urged people not to vote.

In Nepal, A Flood Of People Leave Capital To Return Home

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:38

Reporting from the quake's epicenter, NPR's Julie McCarthy says, "When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello and it lasted through the evening."

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Minister examines gay blood ruling

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:37
Northern Ireland's temporary health minister Simon Hamilton says he will examine a ruling by Europe's highest court on gay men giving blood.

O'Sullivan good for snooker - Hendry

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:34
Stephen Hendry says the World Championship would be a "poorer event" without Ronnie O'Sullivan despite his controversies.

Rodgers' season is a failure, simple

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:32
With Champions League qualification now gone and the trophy cabinet bare, this season has been a failure for Brendan Rodgers writes Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Migrants cross desert in hay-bale truck

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:19
Many migrants trying to get to Europe cross the desert to Libya. For some the journey ends there.

Parker 'never liked' Bugsy on stage

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:18
Director Alan Parker sings the praises of a new stage version of his film Bugsy Malone while confessing he had "never liked" previous adaptations.

Brake-fail car smashes conservatory

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:17
A car smashes into the conservatory of a house after it rolled off a car park when its handbrake failed.

How a tweet wiped $8bn off Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:16
How Twitter lost more than 25% of its value after a tweet prompted traders to sell the stock.

UK families 'dizzy with relief'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-29 04:14
Families of Britons found safe after quake speak of their joy