National / International News

'Monster salamanders' in mass grave

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 17:31
Scientists report a new species of giant amphibian after digging up multiple fossils from an ancient, dried-up lake where hundreds of the beasts probably died.

'Give children time to really learn'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 17:16
Campaigners say children need time to learn how to learn to think deeply and independently, writes Branwen Jeffreys.

No-one can predict European politics

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 17:15
Local elections in Spain and France have produced remarkable results, says Chris Morris.

VIDEO: Inside Iwo Jima battle tunnels

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:57
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks at the site of the Battle of Iwo Jima, 70 years after American forces landed there.

Uruguay: No more Guantanamo inmates

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:47
The new Uruguayan government announces it will no longer accept detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

Mo'ne Davis Says Player Who Sent Offensive Tweet Deserves Second Chance

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:36

Davis, a Little League phenom, said "everyone makes mistakes," and one tweet shouldn't mark the end of Joey Casselberry's baseball career.

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Liverpool's poorest 'struggling'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:31
Liverpool's poorest families are suffering falling income and are having to rely on charitable hand-outs, a city council report finds.

Why nine hours sleep may be bad for you

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:25
Why nine hours in bed might be worse for you than five hours

VIDEO: The comedians who invade your personal space

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:25
The comedians who get up close and personal for laughs

America's 'offensive' licence plates

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:20
Why Americans wear their heart on their bumper

Hospital mental health absences rise

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:15
Staff absences for mental health problems have doubled at hospital trusts across England in the last four years, new figures show.

More firms fail to pay minimum wage

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:08
Ministers name 48 firms they say have repeatedly failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage.

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Disaster' or 'honest reply'?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 16:03
The Labour Party's former director of communication says that David Cameron's admission that he will not serve a third term was a "disaster" that will "distract" from the Conservative election campaign.

Money makes the world go round

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 15:59
The tech firms offering cheaper cross-border money transfers

Cameron's 'bombshell'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 15:53
David Cameron's comment that he would not serve a third term as prime minister, should the Conservatives remain in power after May, creates a splash.

Deadly dog disease cause 'unclear'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 15:45
Researchers for the British Medical Journal say further investigation is necessary to identify the origin of Alabama rot, which is believed to have killed 30 English dogs.

Utah to resume use of firing squads

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 15:41
Utah will resume the use of firing squads to carry out the death penalty when lethal injections drugs are not available.

VIDEO: Changing Japan through education

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 15:33
Japan's economic slowdown is making its latest generation of pessimistic jobseekers even more cautious about working abroad, reports Mariko Oi.

Being comfortable in robotics' uncanny valley

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 15:09
The capability of the latest intelligent robots is forcing us to address how far we want these machines integrated into our lives and the sort of "human" relationship we'll have with them.

States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 14:56

Researchers say their study suggests more diabetes is being detected among poor people in some states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people are now able to get tested and afford care.

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