Quick News from Abroad

Well, Reason was right. Culture isn't dying. The Guggenheim in Bilbao had 875,000 visitors last year [link in Spanish].

The same can not be said for Australian health care. The New Zealand News reports that hospitals in New South Wales have resorted to renting doctors from New Zealand due to shortages. Among the reasons why:

Australia is thought to be losing many of its doctors because to practise they need to pay indemnity insurance which can cost as much as $100,000 a year.

And last but not least. The BBC reminds us that official state media have the same mistake-making capability that all state enterprises have. The article reports that "[some] of the BBC?s digital channels were so little-watched last year that 55 days? worth of programmes were officially viewed by no-one."

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