News archive from 2 November 2016

Prisoners 'should get same healthcare as general population'

Prisoners 'should get same healthcare as general population'

Prisoners should receive the same level of healthcare as people in the general population, a health watchdog has said as it released new guidelines for the wellbeing of inmates in a drive to improve the situation. Prof Mark Baker, the director of the...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

The bottomless 'jacuzzi of despair' that kills almost anything that swims into it: Researchers reveal...

It is known as the 'jacuzzi of death' - and is one of the oddest places on the planet. Researchers first discovered a massive brine pool under the Gulf on Mexico in 2014 using a robosub. Now, they have returned to create the first high resolution map...

 
Flood reporting 'must be simplified' after Storm Desmond

Flood reporting 'must be simplified' after Storm Desmond

A Cumbrian MP says that Government structure is not a cause for concern when looking at how flood prevention in Britain can be improved. Recommendations laid out by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee suggest the creation of a national...

 

Campaigners continue fight for justice

Orgreave conference held despite Rudd’s snub CAMPAIGNERS for the truth about the Battle of Orgreave are undeterred by Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s refusal to hold a public inquiry. Speaking at a press conference in the historic Barnsley headquarters of...

 

The smartest way to sleep? $149 voice controlled Sense orb can automatically turn down the lights, control...

It was one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time - and can now control your home to give you a perfect night's rest. Sense, a $149 smart orb can even listen to its owner to set the perfect conditions at bedtime.  Called 'Sense with...

 

Nursery staff crisis retards kids’ progress

Charity highlights lack of qualified teachers A SEVERE shortage of degree-qualified nursery teachers means that at least 280,000 youngsters are at risk of falling behind their peers by the age of five, a children’s charity warned yesterday. Save the...

 

Hulu adds Fox and Disney to its $40 a month live TV streaming service as it takes on Google and AT&T in...

Hulu announced new affiliate agreements with 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. The deals encompass more than 35 networks that will be added to the platform early 2017 when Hulu launches its live TV service to compete with cable companies....

 

Little green yen: Mysterious emerald-green orb 'UFO' appears over Japan, leaving a trail of sparks behind it

A mysterious green 'UFO' has been spotted over Japan, leaving a trail of sparks behind it as it travelled across the sky. The green orb was seen in Niigata, in the north of the country, in the early hours of Monday morning. Experts say the object was...

 

Benefit cap prices out thousands of poorer families

A NEW benefits cap coming into force next week could leave 320,000 children destitute and homeless, housing experts warned yesterday. Around 116,000 lower-income households face the prospect of being priced out and evicted from their homes when the...

 

Does YOUR baby 'show and share'? Researchers say gesture reveals how well language skills will develop

The gestures your baby makes are a reliable indicator of how their language skills will develop, researchers have found They say simple behaviours such as holding up objects to show or share are as important as a child's first word. They also claim...

 

Venezuela: Marathon talks deliver agenda to resolve crisis

Maduro and Mud will set up committees to tackle issues of national concern VENEZUELA’S socialist government and right-wing opposition agreed to de-escalate tensions early yesterday at the end of marathon talks. After a six-hour meeting that wrapped up...

 

The map that shows what the world REALLY looks like: Japanese design flattens the Earth to show how big...

The traditional map of the world, known as the Mercator map, may be the most often seen image of our planet but it is also considered highly inaccurate because Antarctica and Greenland are greatly distorted. Now, a Japanese artist and architect...

 

Iraq: TV building seized as Iraqi forces enter Isis-held Mosul

IRAQI troops fought their way into Islamic State (Isis)-occupied Mosul yesterday and liberated the national TV building. Counterterrorism special forces entered the Gogjali district within the city limits and to the limits of the more heavily...

 

Blind as a bat? Spooky creatures traded good sight and smell for the ability to hunt using their sense of...

Bats' ability to detect and hunt insects in the dark using echolocation is one of the marvels of the natural world. But to evolve their unique sonar system for exploring pitch-back caves, some species made trade-offs when it came to their other senses...

 

Kenya adds voice to African criticism of international court

THE International Criminal Court (ICC) — shaken by the impending departure of three African countries — came under fire at the UN general assembly on Monday. Senegal and New Zealand called for talks between the ICC and the African Union following...

 


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