Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving

In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.


Dog's 'cancer' turns out to be four teddy bears

Maisy's vet said "it was quite a feat" for a dog to swallow four full teddy bears.


Aisha Chithira, Who Died After Leaving Abortion Clinic, 'Did Not Seem Seriously Ill', Nurse Insists

A nurse has insisted a woman who died after being discharged from an abortion clinic appeared to be well enough to leave, despite vomiting and hyper-ventilating and appearing “not with it all”, according to the taxi driver who collected her.At

United Kingdom

Four-day rail strike on London's DLR suspended

The walk-out would have affected thousands of commuters as well as London Marathon runners.

United Kingdom

Alfie Evans: Father Tom Evans speaks after Pope visit

Alfie Evans's father speaks to reporters after returning from Italy, where he had a private audience with the Pope.


Grieving mum warns of teddy danger after daughter's death

Dexy Leigh Walsh's 18-month-old daughter suffocated under a cuddly toy in her bed in Dundee.


Prince death: No criminal charges to be filed

No criminal charges will be filed over the death of US singer Prince in April 2016, prosecutors say.


Cheltenham Race Abandoned After Horse 'Dame Rose' Dies On Hottest Day Of The Year

The hottest day of the year has forced races atCheltenham to be abandoned  as a horse collapsed and died during the hot weather.Animal rights activists have hit out at organisers after Dame Rose, a five-year-old mare, died following a two-and-a-

United Kingdom

Barrow's 'Russian roulette' drugs problem

Police in Cumbria say they've seen a disproportionate number of deaths related to drug abuse.

Northern Ireland

RHI Inquiry: Cash-for-ash 'not just benefitting DUP voters'

Arlene Foster rejects suggestions that the RHI scheme was meant to benefit supporters of her party.

Northern Ireland

Catholics to outnumber Protestants by 2021

Dr Paul Nolan believes Catholics will outnumber Protestants by the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland.

United States

Canada's 'free the beer' case loses in Supreme Court

A New Brunswick man argued he had a constitutional right to buy cheap beer from another province.


Boracay: Paradise islanders fear tourist shutdown

The Philippine islanders are worried the tourist ban will destroy their livelihoods.


Rochdale man jailed for samurai sword wife murder

Darren Merriman is jailed for life for stabbing his wife to death during an argument.


Student hit by a car outside Glasgow University has died

The woman died in hospital two days after she suffered a serious head injury in Glasgow.


Firms should pay for people's data, says Vince Cable

Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable says data is the "new oil" yet people were giving it away free.

United Kingdom

Bedford Barber jailed for head-shave 'punishment'

Abdulrahim Omar shaved a 10-year-old boy's head while others sat and laughed, the court heard.


Iran arrests official after youths dance at shopping centre concert

The head of Mashhad's Islamic guidance department had authorised a concert at a shopping centre.

United States

Memphis 'punished' for removing Confederate statues

Tennessee lawmakers stripped the city of funding as retaliation for the controversial statues' removal.

Northern Ireland

Millisle man sentenced for multiple robberies in Belfast

The 29-year-old man carried out two robberies and attempted a further three while under the influence of drugs.


Rhyl 'pop man' stabbing: Two brothers jailed

The brothers' victim was left with head and stomach wounds after being attacked while visiting customers.

United Kingdom

Ruth Davidson named on Time magazine influential people list

The Scottish Conservative leader makes the Time magazine list of the world's most influential people.


Pupils ditch plastic straws to save the environment

Pupils at St Joseph's Catholic Primary are doing their bit to help save the planet


House of Fraser calls in KPMG to draw up turnaround plan

The department store chain has asked KPMG to look at options which may involve store closures and job losses.


Vaughan Gething: Still 'lots' of patients who could go home

The health secretary is seeing too many patients who are fit to go home but waiting for social care.


Aberystwyth student street attack: Fifth man charged

A fifth man is charged following an early-hours street attack on a student in Aberystwyth.


Salisbury attack: Scientist Vladimir Uglev 'helped create Novichok'

Scientist Vladimir Uglev has no doubt the agent that poisoned the Skripals was made in Russia.


Sturgeon defends changes to terminal illness support plans

The first minister says fast-tracked support for the terminally ill should be decided by doctors, not "arbitrary" time limits.

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'Wind warning' on day of bouncy castle death

A weather warning was in place the day a bouncy castle blew across a fairground killing a girl.


Concerns raised over £55m energy efficiency contract

Further analysis of a contract awarded to improve energy efficiency in homes after concerns are raised.

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