X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

Image copyright @Madame_LazRagz/TwitterImage caption The sound issues affected Danny Tetley’s performance, prompting calls for him to sing again The X Factor has cancelled its public vote after the show was hit by sound issues on Saturday night. Viewers complained that the judges and some of the performances sounded distorted and contestants sounded like “Daleks”. ITV […]


Glowing chemical ‘could aid brain cancer surgery’

Image caption The chemical causes tumours to glow pink under UV light A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests. Scientists gave people with suspected glioma a drink containing 5-ALA, a substance known to accumulate in fast-growing cancer cells. The pink glow the chemical […]

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Asia Bibi blasphemy case: Husband pleads for asylum

Image copyright EPAImage caption Many called for the death penalty to be reinstated following Asia Bibi’s acquittal The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has pleaded for asylum from the UK, US or Canada. Asia Bibi’s husband, Ashiq Masih, said they were in great danger in […]

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Leicester City players fly to owner’s funeral in Thailand

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmotional Leicester team observe silence at Cardiff Leicester City players and officials are flying to Thailand to attend the funeral of the club’s owner who died in a helicopter crash. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral began at a Bangkok temple on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals and will be […]


Brexit ‘fraying’ UK-Irish relationship

Image copyright PAImage caption Leo Varadkar says Ireland is entering into a potentially difficult period, even if there is an agreement The Irish prime minister says Brexit is fraying relations between Ireland and Britain. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it had also “undermined” the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). The GFA was signed by political parties in […]


Irish border problem is a ‘red herring’, says DUP MP

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption DUP politician Sammy Wilson is an ardent Brexit supporter The big sticking point in the Brexit negotiations has been described as a “red herring” by one of the 10 Democratic Unionist MPs propping up Theresa May’s minority government. Sammy Wilson told the BBC World Service there was no “real problem”. […]


Facebook sorry for ‘white supremacist ad’

By Joe Miller BBC News Image copyright ReutersImage caption Facebook has said it will add more human reviewers to its advertising system Facebook has apologised after it approved an ad campaign targeted at people interested in a conspiracy theory favoured by white nationalists. News site The Intercept was able to launch a promotion aimed at […]