What we want: seniors’ budget list

Fairness … More than three quarters of seniors want to see the government crackdown on the tax loopholes exploited by international companies. Picture: Supplied Source: ThinkStock OLDER Australians are demanding the federal government hand down a fairer budget this year, telling Tony Abbott they want their health and wellbeing put before a budget surplus. National […]

What you need to know about breaking up

Protect your future. Source: Getty Images WHEN your personal life is falling down around you, the last thing you’re thinking about is probably the nitty gritty of the financial consequences of a breakup. But through heartbreak or animosity — whether you were married, living together or saving for something with your partner — it’s important […]

As Iraqi Forces Press Into Tikrit, Hundreds Of ISIS FIghters Remain

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Rachel Martin. The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been pounding targets in Tikrit since Wednesday. They’re trying to dislodge fighters from the self-named Islamic State, who took over that city last year. Tikrit is a couple hours drive north of Baghdad, and it’s the […]

How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

i A couple enjoys the view of Singapore’s financial center. Conservatives saw Singapore as a free-market success story, but Lee Kuan Yew’s government played a big role in the economy. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption itoggle caption Wong Maye-E/AP A couple enjoys the view of Singapore’s financial center. Conservatives saw Singapore as a free-market success story, […]

Afghan Chief Executive: Leaders Set Aside Egos To Rally For Nation

i Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah (left) stands with President Ashraf Ghani, Vice President Joe Bidden, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption itoggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah (left) stands with […]

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To ‘Clarify’ Anti-Gay Law

i Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, for a rally against legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence. Rick Callahan/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rick Callahan/AP Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, for a rally against legislation signed Thursday […]

At Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Remembers Germanwings Crash Victims

i Pope Francis blesses a baby after celebrating a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday. Riccardo De Luca/AP hide caption itoggle caption Riccardo De Luca/AP Pope Francis blesses a baby after celebrating a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on Sunday. Riccardo De Luca/AP Pope […]

Dozens Killed In Nigerian Election Violence As Polling Continues

i Nigerian electoral officials collate results at a polling station in the oil rich Niger Delta, Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Sunday. Millions of voters headed to the polls in the Nigerian general elections after being delayed for over a month. Tife Owolabi/EPA/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Tife Owolabi/EPA/Landov Nigerian electoral officials collate results at a […]

Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

i Secretary-general of the League of Arab States Nabil Elaraby (left) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri attend a news conference after the closing session of the Arab League Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday. The 22-nation body agreed in principle to establishing a regional security force. Cui Xinyu/Xinhua/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Cui […]

Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

i Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) wait for the start of a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotelin Lausanne, Switzerland, on Sunday to discuss a nuclear deal on Iran. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption itoggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AP Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Russian Foreign […]

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

i Hawaii ranks 49th in the nation for use of home health care services during the last six months of someone’s life. Videos from ACP Decisions show patients what their options are at the end of life. ACP Decisions hide caption itoggle caption ACP Decisions Hawaii ranks 49th in the nation for use of home […]

Michigan State, Duke Join Kentucky, Wisconsin In The Men’s Final Four

Michigan State is headed back to the Final Four, where they’ll meet Duke next Saturday night. Afterward, Wisconsin takes on the still-unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Elsa/Getty Images We’ve got a Final Four. Michigan State and Duke will join Kentucky and Wisconsin in Indianapolis next Saturday night. In Syracuse, N.Y., Michigan […]