News archive from 24 June 2014

24/7 NHS ‘doomed to fail without more cash’

24/7 NHS ‘doomed to fail without more cash’

Increased funding and more staff will be needed to extend access to key NHS services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Scotland, doctors have warned. Politicians in Scotland and other parts of the UK have outlined visions for increased availability...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
Iraq: Kerry vows US support in ‘critical moment’

Iraq: Kerry vows US support in ‘critical moment’

THE US secretary of state John Kerry pledged "intense and sustained support" for Iraq after meeting key politicians in Baghdad. Mr Kerry said the attacks by Sunni militants were a threat to Iraq’s existence and that the coming days and weeks...

 
Sudan: Death-sentence Christian mother goes free

Sudan: Death-sentence Christian mother goes free

A WOMAN who was sentenced to death in Sudan for being a Christian was released last night but immediately rushed to a safe house amid fears for her safety. Meriam Ibrahim was freed after four months in jail during which time she gave birth to a...

 
Malaysia: Only Muslims can refer to God as ‘Allah’

Malaysia: Only Muslims can refer to God as ‘Allah’

Malaysia's top court has ruled that non-Muslims cannot use the word "Allah" to refer to God, delivering the final word on a contentious debate that has reinforced complaints that religious minorities are treated unfairly in the country,...

 
Japan’s clubbers may get a licence to dance

Japan’s clubbers may get a licence to dance

CLUBBERS in Japan could soon have a licence to boogie, as the country's government is considering relaxing a law that forbids late-night dancing in public establishments, potentially ending police raids that have shut nightclubs across the country....

 
Outcry as Egyptian court jails journalists

Outcry as Egyptian court jails journalists

An EGYPTIAN court has convicted three al-Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges and sentenced them each to seven years in prison, in a verdict that stunned their families and was denounced as a blow to freedom of expression. The verdicts...

 
Ireland tops ‘best nation’ poll

Ireland tops ‘best nation’ poll

IRELAND is the best country in the world according to a new survey that ranks nations according to their contribution to humanity and the planet. The Irish topped the poll of 125 countries and their contributions to seven categories, including...

 
NHS cash problems will get worse next year, finance chiefs believe

NHS cash problems will get worse next year, finance chiefs believe

Pressure on A&E units and the need to hire more nurses are driving up costs for NHS care providers, the Healthcare Financial Management Association found. Photograph: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images The NHS's financial problems are set to worsen next...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 
Jeremy Hunt plans disclosure drive to reduce medical errors

Jeremy Hunt plans disclosure drive to reduce medical errors

Those trusts ranked as poor are deemed to be not reporting errors sufficiently or correctly. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA One in five hospitals are not taking patient safety seriously enough, despite the Mid Staffs scandal, health secretary Jeremy...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

Seven hard hitting road safety adverts

Warning: upsetting scenes Increasingly violent and shocking films and TV dramas have lead governments to push the boundaries in showing upsetting scenes and emotive imagery to force people to think about issues such as drink driving, speeding and...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Mini has just 13 miles on the clock because owner's sons "were too tall for it'

Only a car buff would give it a second look, but this unremarkable maroon Mini is in a class of its own. It is 25 years old yet has just 13 miles on the clock. Even its original handbook is still wrapped in packaging and the car has never been...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 
David Cameron to force vote on new EC president

David Cameron to force vote on new EC president

prime Minister David Cameron is to force an unprecedented vote on the appointment of the new president of the European Commission. After “full and frank talks” with European president Herman Van Rompuy at No 10, Mr Cameron confirmed he would make...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Osborne offers north of England new devolution

Osborne offers north of England new devolution

NORTHERN English cities could be offered "serious devolution of powers and budgets" plus a new high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds in an attempt to help the north of England keep pace with rapid development in London. The offer...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Gang killed family in botched revenge attack

Gang killed family in botched revenge attack

A DOCTOR'S family died after a gang bent on revenge set fire to the wrong house in a "misguided and impulsive" attack following the death of their friend. Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal,...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Have you got pre-Diabetes? One in three of us is on the brink of full diabetes - which cuts SIX YEARS off...

8 View comments The figures are grim. More than one in three adults has ‘pre-diabetes’ and has no idea they’re at risk, according to research just published in the British Medical Journal. As a result, Britain is facing a type 2 diabetes epidemic of...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Health
 


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