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NFL targets changes to speed up games including fewer commercial breaks

NFL targets changes to speed up games including fewer commercial breaks

For all those football fans longing for more action, fewer interruptions and a better flow to games, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is with you. The league is making plans to speed up the pace of games, including changing how video replays are handled an

Wednesday, 21:41 in Sport
 
Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year

A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the world from dying of diarrhoea each year. Médecins Sans Frontières

Wednesday, 21:38 in Health
 
Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis

Rex Tillerson says US will set up safe zones for refugees from Isis

Rex Tillerson has said the United States would set up “interim zones of stability” to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al-Qaida in Syria and Iraq. The US secretary of state did not make clear where these

Wednesday, 21:36 in World News
 
Medics on Westminster Bridge: 'some injuries were catastrophic'

Medics on Westminster Bridge: 'some injuries were catastrophic'

Scores of doctors, nurses and ambulance crews sprang into action to help the injured immediately after the attacker struck in Westminster at about 2.40pm. St Thomas’ hospital, just south of where pedestrians were rammed on Westminster Bridge, played a vi

Wednesday, 21:26 in World News
 

The 18C debate is the poo-flavoured cupcake at the free speech buffet

Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin explains the industrial strength blubbing over 18C that has absolutely nothing to do with free speech

Wednesday, 21:24 in Politics
 

The best Romania holiday ideas

Bucharest The capital is in an exciting stage of development, with EU investment resulting in sympathetic modernisation projects and a general buzz around the city. But you can still visit Ceausescu's obscenely grandiose palace and other communist-era mo

Wednesday, 21:08 in Travel
 
Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 children a year

A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the world from dying of diarrhoea each year. Médecins Sans Frontières

Wednesday, 21:07 in World News
 
UK terror attacks since 11 September 2001

UK terror attacks since 11 September 2001

• November 2001: Real IRA car bomb detonated in Birmingham by republican dissidents. No casualties. • 7 July 2005: Four bombs carried by jihadi suicide bombers explode on tube trains and a bus in London, killing 56 people including the attackers. • 21 Ju

Wednesday, 21:07 in World News
 
MPs in parliament remain a hard target for terrorists

MPs in parliament remain a hard target for terrorists

When Airey Neave, the last MP to be assassinated in parliament, was blown up by a magnetic bomb under his car as he was driving out of the underground car park, his murderers boasted they had killed him “inside the ‘impregnable’ Palace of Westminster”. T

Wednesday, 21:04 in World News
 
Lone attackers are the biggest challenge for security services

Lone attackers are the biggest challenge for security services

The UK’s intelligence services have prevented 12 terrorist plots in the past three years but on Wednesday they failed to stop the 13th and their long-predicted nightmare finally came true. The intelligence agencies have been warning of such an attack alm

Wednesday, 20:55 in World News
 
Starting over again: AFL season begins with round characterised by contrasts

Starting over again: AFL season begins with round characterised by contrasts

To quote Mickey and Sylvia, love is strange. On Thursday night, a 70,000-strong, noisy, passionate chorus is expected to accompany the AFL season opener between two football clubs who more closely resemble a decades-long conceptual art project. While it

Wednesday, 20:48 in Sport
 
Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in WGC Match Play opener

Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in WGC Match Play opener

The good news for Rory McIlroy relates to the WGC Match Play format. The bad? A year ago only one player, Dustin Johnson, succumbed to an opening-day defeat but recovered sufficiently to progress to the knockout stage. McIlroy’s 2&1 defeat by...

Wednesday, 20:41 in Sport
 
The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy

The Westminster attack is a tragedy, but it’s not a threat to democracy

The current bout of global terrorism came to the heart of London today in a fatal attack outside the Palace of Westminster. The symbolism is impossible to escape. An assault on the home of democracy induces a peculiar sense of outrage. That people, inclu

Wednesday, 20:36 in Politics
 
The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside Parliament

The numbing afternoon when I saw a police officer die outside Parliament

The mind goes numb at times like these. A disconnect between brain and feeling. So it took me the best part of an hour to make sense of what I had seen. But the simple truth is this. Today I saw a man die. A police officer, someone I had almost certainly

Wednesday, 20:30 in World News
 
Scotland holds the key to understanding how life first walked on land

Scotland holds the key to understanding how life first walked on land

I was looking at Romer’s Gap the other day. No this isn’t a dirty confession, although I did come back with sand in my hiking boots. Just before Christmas I found myself digging into the fine shingle of a beach opposite Bass Rock, near Edinburgh, in the

Wednesday, 20:12 in Science &Technology
 


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