The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off tonight when Brazil take on Croatia. Fans have been flocking to South America to celebrate the upcoming feast of football. Those who can't make it to South America are getting in on the action too...
Statue found in peat bog 'twice as old as Stonehenge'
A wooden statue pulled from a peat bog in Russia more than a hundred years ago is now believed to be twice as old as Stonehenge.
What Catholics and Protestants really think about gay marriage
Catholics have a more liberal attitude towards gay marriage than Protestants – but are more conservative when it comes to euthanasia and abortion, a survey suggests.
Music and Gigs
The Script bring spectacular end to Tennent's Vital
By Steven Alexander Irish superstars The Script brought Tennent's Vital 2015 to a spectacular close last night, ending a fantastic weekend for 65,000 music fans.
Tennent's Vital 2015: Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding ...
Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and BURNS rocked Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields last night as thousands came out for the first night of this year's Tennent's Vital festival.
Belfast Mela 2015 in pictures
Thousands flock to Belfast's Botanic Gardens for the annual multi-cultural celebration.
Jonah Lomu shocks rugby fans in pub
New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu stunned Dublin pub-goers when he seeming appeared out of vending machine.
Hospital finds 26 cockroaches living in man's ear
This was the moment a routine visit to the hospital due to an earache turned into the stuff of nightmares.
Crowdfunding raises $50,000 for refugee on Beirut street
Thousands of dollars were raised in just three hours after a picture of a refugee seemingly trying to sell pens on a street in Beirut with his daughter slumped over one shoulder was widely shared.
Two Indian sisters to be raped because brother eloped
Two sisters have been sentenced to be raped in India as punishment for their brother eloping with a married woman.
Straight Outta Compton review
In the late 1980s, a raw, urgent and very angry sound began to emerge from the troubled ghettos of greater Los Angeles. Gangsta rap, which dramatised in rhyme the nefarious exploits of urban street gangs, had been knocking around for a few years, but when N.W.A. released their first studio album Straight Outta Compton in 1988 it became a crossover smash, selling three million copies and turning its young creators into superstars.
Warning over use of mental illness drugs for challenging behaviour
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Physiotherapy and counselling for NHS staff in drive to cut sickness rates
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Norwich wrap up loan deal for West Ham winger Matt Jarvis new
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Scotland World Cup squad pen pics new
Bournemouth sign Aston Villa full-back Joe Bennett on loan
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Sir Ian McKellen and Carey Mulligan back Into Film festival
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Author Anthony Horowitz sorry for saying Idris Elba unsuited for James Bond role
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