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Dublin colleges examine NI criteria

Wed, 2014-02-05 22:17
Two of the Republic of Ireland's leading universities are considering changes to their admissions policy to increase their intake of students from Northern Ireland.

Jon Eley to carry GB flag at Sochi

Wed, 2014-02-05 22:16
Short track speed skater Jon Eley is named the British flagbearer at Friday's Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

Gas to the West competition launched

Wed, 2014-02-05 22:13
The competition to build a new gas pipeline serving the west of Northern Ireland is launched by the Utility Regulator.

Hospital in £285K water bill refund

Wed, 2014-02-05 22:10
Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry is to receive a refund of more than £285,000 from Northern Ireland Water.

Hurley denial and storm photos - the papers

Wed, 2014-02-05 22:02
Actress Liz Hurley's denial of an affair with ex-US President Bill Clinton leads many papers, which print dramatic images of the storms battering the UK.

VIDEO: Do children need to learn to code?

Wed, 2014-02-05 21:02
Newsnight looks at government plans to make the study of coding compulsory in all state primary and secondary schools in England.

India tourist visa scheme extended

Wed, 2014-02-05 20:57
India's government is to extend the country's limited visa-on-arrival scheme to tourists from 180 countries in an attempt to boost tourism and business.

Authors decry 'choking' Russian laws

Wed, 2014-02-05 20:36
More than 200 leading international authors have condemned Russia's anti-gay and blasphemy laws as a "chokehold" on creativity.

VIDEO: Broadway dims lights for Hoffman

Wed, 2014-02-05 20:31
New York's theatre district has dimmed its lights in tribute to the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, three days after his death from an apparent drug overdose.

US presses China over sea dispute

Wed, 2014-02-05 19:16
A top US diplomat has called on China to clarify or adjust its territorial claims in the South China Sea in accordance with international maritime law.

VIDEO: US chain to halt tobacco sales

Wed, 2014-02-05 19:13
CVS Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the US, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, its chief executive has said.

Texas conducts rare female execution

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:53
A woman convicted of murder in Texas is put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades.

The British newcomers up for an Oscar

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:46
The new British film-makers who are up for an Oscar

Has the UK truly 'stocked up' on rainwater?

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:22
Two years ago the UK was in drought mode. Since then there's been a lot of rain, so does it mean there won't be hosepipe bans for many years?

What is the Francis effect?

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:15
Has report had a positive impact on the NHS?

Violent video games 'weaken morality'

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:10
Playing violent video games for long periods can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers, according to research.

VIDEO: Vatican criticises UN 'intervention'

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:04
A Vatican spokesman has accused the United Nations watchdog for children's rights of '"intervening" in doctrinal practice, after it publishes a report into child abuse within the Catholic Church.

VIDEO: Changing face of China's Inner Mongolia

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:57
A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock could be under threat in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.

Turkey tightens control of internet

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:36
The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.

VIDEO: Three sisters skiing for Sochi gold

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:32
Three skiing siblings aim for Sochi Olympic glory

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