US & World

Melania calls for national security aide Mira Ricardel's firing

Image copyright Getty Images/ Reuters Image caption Mira Ricardel (left) and Melania Trump (right) US First Lady Melania Trump has called for a top national security aide to President Donald Trump to be fired. The first lady feuded with Mira Ricardel, the deputy national security adviser, during her tour of Africa in October, US media […]


Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from NI will have to be carried out in Liverpool Post-mortem examinations on infants in Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in a hospital in England due to a lack of specialist staff. The paediatric pathologist service is currently provided […]

Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'

'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'

Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes


First 5G cities in UK named by EE

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G could also be used as a replacement for fixed home broadband EE has announced which six UK cities will be the first to get faster 5G mobile networks. Building on existing trials, EE will turn on 5G in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester by mid-2019. By […]

'Ugly' mistake sends Google data to China

Hitman 2: Sean Bean on being killed in video game

Esports Awards: Ninja 'blessed' to pick up two awards


Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beetles represent the largest insect group Heatwaves can damage the sperm of insects and make them almost sterile, according to new research. Scientists exposed beetles to experimental heatwaves in the laboratory, which resulted in reduced male fertility. The effects could be passed down to the beetles’ offspring. Further work […]


Flushable wet wipes 'causing sewer blockages'

All wet wipes sold as “flushable” in the UK have so far failed the water industry’s disintegration tests, the BBC has found. Water companies say wet wipes don’t break down and are causing blockages which cost millions to put right. Manufacturers insist their test is adequate and say sewer blockages are caused by people putting […]


Badger culling has 'modest' effect in cutting cattle TB

Image caption Culling badgers has a “modest” effect in slowing the spread of TB say experts An independent scientific review has said that badger culling can have a “modest” effect in reducing cattle TB. But it adds that the policy would lead to more than 40,000 badgers being culled a year. The report says that […]