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Cosby case 'should be dismissed'

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 4:50pm
A former prosecutor in the US state of Pennsylvania has says his decision not to charge actor Bill Cosby with sex crimes in 2005 is "binding".

How Trump can lose like a sports star

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 3:55pm
What braggadocios sports losers can teach Donald Trump.

Skyping at my grandmother's deathbed

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 3:46pm
Skyping with my grandmother on her deathbed

VIDEO: Timeline: How Zika virus took hold

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 3:13pm
How did the world wake up to the threat caused by the Zika virus, that health experts link to birth defects?

VIDEO: Meet Phil the psychic groundhog

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 3:00pm
Thousands of people in the Pennsylvanian town of Punxsutawney have been celebrating Groundhog Day, alongside a groundhog who predicts when winter will end.

Zika virus daunting, says Olympian

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 1:57pm
British Olympians voice their concerns about the spread of the Zika virus in Brazil before the Rio Games starts this summer.

Stark alcohol warning by health chief

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 1:21pm
England's chief medical officer says people must take personal responsibility for their drinking and consider cancer risks with each glass.

Actor in coma following stage accident

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 12:53pm
An Italian actor is in a coma in Pisa after a hanging scene went wrong on stage, resulting in his strangulation.

Term-time holiday father fined again

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 10:41am
A father at the centre of a High Court legal battle for taking his children on school term-time holidays, is fined for a second such trip.

Men aged 45-59 'most fed up with life'

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 10:27am
Sixty-five to 79 is the happiest age group for adults, while middle-aged people have the lowest levels of well-being, a UK study suggests.

When the flip of a coin wins an election

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 10:13am
In the first vote to decide the US's presidential candidates, several results were decided on the toss of a coin. How common is it for elections to be decided this way?

Bowie: Lady Gaga to give Grammy tribute

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 10:07am
Pop star Lady Gaga is to honour David Bowie with "an experiential tribute" at this month's Grammy Awards

VIDEO: Waterfall doubles back in Storm Henry

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 8:22am
The strength of Storm Henry's gusts were enough to force a waterfall on the Isle of Mull to be blown back on itself.

Cambridge applicants to face new test

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 6:50am
Would-be students at Cambridge University will have to sit written tests as part of the application process, the university's admissions director announces.

Why Six Nations teams lag behind

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 5:23am
Out-gunned in the World Cup by the southern hemisphere sides, can the Six Nations teams change their approach, asks Ben Dirs.

Gaeaf yn y gogledd // Winter in north Wales

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 5:06am
Landscapes through the lens of photographer Geraint Thomas

Ted Cruz wins Iowa Republican vote

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 1:43am
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, the first vote of the US 2016 presidential election, but the Democratic race is a dead-heat.

Clydesdale delays share trading

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 1:37am
Shares in the Clydesdale Bank will not start trading on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, following its demerger.

Rush hour travel warning as storm hits

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 1:14am
Travellers are being advised to check their journey routes before setting out after Storm Henry swept in to Scotland bringing gales and gusts of over 90mph.

Done deal? EU renegotiation fever mounts

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 - 1:05am
The ongoing talks aimed at renegotiating the UK's relationship with the European Union lead some papers, with some recording scepticism at the effectiveness of the likely deal.