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Hazard needs protection, says Nevin

Thu, 2015-02-12 11:00
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard could become 'one of the best players in the world' if he gets protection from referees, says Pat Nevin.

Cricket World Cup to deliver rewards

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:52
Australia hopes to win wickets and profits

Plastic heading for oceans quantified

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:38
About eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, a new scientific assessment suggests.

Scientist: 'Try to contact aliens'

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:38
Scientists at a US meeting have said it is now time to actively try to contact intelligent life on other worlds.

US welcomes Ukraine peace agreement

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:33
US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomes an agreement aimed at ending fighting in Ukraine, but demands Russia end support for separatist rebels.

Why England won't win the World Cup

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:29
From slow scoring to leaking runs, the statistics suggest England have precious little chance of lifting the World Cup.

US man jailed for killing German teen

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:24
A Montana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a German exchange student he found in his garage.

'Outrage' at Brian horse name change

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:18
Brians of Berkshire express "outrage" that a Thames Valley Police horse of the same name may have his name changed to a more "god-like" one.

Teenager injured at school dies

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:17
A County Fermanagh teenager injured in an incident at his school has died in hospital.

VIDEO: Fifty shades of Somerset

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:11
As Fifty Shades of Grey geared up to its UK premiere, a writing group from Wellington in Somerset was inspired to write their own erotica.

Fitbit says Surge can cause rash

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:54
Fitbit acknowledges that one of its new gadgets, the Surge, can give some people a skin rash.

Greek 'compromise' possible - Merkel

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:51
Germany's Chancellor Merkel says a compromise is possible, amid a stand-off with Greece over the terms of its bailout.

Law to make FGM reporting mandatory

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:49
Professionals who fail to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in children could face the sack under a new law for England and Wales.

Congo poll date set after protests

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:38
The Democratic Republic of Congo sets a date for presidential elections following last month's violent protests against a possible delay.

Future of Belfast Harbour explored

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:30
The future of Belfast Harbour, including potentially its sale, is being explored by the Northern Ireland Executive, with a panel to advise on a way forward likely to be established shortly.

MPs removed from S Africa parliament

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:28
Security forces remove opposition leader Julius Malema from South Africa's parliament during a state of the nation speech by President Jacob Zuma.

Hospital waiting lists at new high

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:19
The number of patients in Wales waiting longer than they should for hospital treatment reaches 21,000 for the first time, after rising 8% in a month.

Strauss-Kahn grilled on 'love nest'

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:14
Ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is grilled in court on his use of a "bachelor pad" for orgies and text messages asking for women for sex parties.

Dogs 'can spot happy human faces'

Thu, 2015-02-12 09:01
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a study suggests.

Chelsea and Everton charged by FA

Thu, 2015-02-12 08:56
Chelsea and Everton are charged by the Football Association after the clubs' players were involved in an on-pitch incident.