US & World

Migrant caravan on the move from Mexico-Guatemala border

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCaravan migrants illegally cross into Mexico Thousands of people travelling across Central America en masse to the US have resumed their journey to enter the country from southern Mexico. Early on Sunday, a large group started walking northwards from the city of Ciudad Hidalgo. The Mexican authorities […]


Flu vaccine delays for NI over-65s

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryImage caption The flu vaccine for some people older than 65 will be delayed until the end of next month There will be delays with the supply of a new flu jab for over-65s this year, the chief medical officer has said. Dr Michael McBride said that “manufacturing constraints” would mean […]

End of life care: How to talk about dying to someone who is dying

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Doctors ‘need to start early conversation with patients about dying’


Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say ‘bin Chequers’

Image copyright Getty Images/FacebookImage caption Political groups have been spending increasing amounts of money on Facebook adverts An anonymous website has been using Facebook adverts to encourage British voters to email their MP and urge them “to bin Chequers” and back Brexit. Evidence given to the government’s fake news inquiry found that a site called […]

Google takes down Esta service ads – but many remain

eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads

Facebook sued over video viewing figures


‘Headless chicken sea monster’ filmed swimming off East Antarctica

A deep-sea swimming sea cucumber has been filmed in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for the first time. Real name Enypniastes eximia, commonly known as the “headless chicken sea monster”, the creature had previously only been filmed in the Gulf of Mexico. Data from the underwater cameras will be fed back to the Commission […]


Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California

A rarely seen red jellyfish has been spotted in deep water off the coast of southern California. Scientists from Exploration Vessel Nautilus used a remotely controlled vehicle to dive down and observe deep sea creatures. When it doesn’t have headlights shining on it, the Poralia rufescens jellyfish’s red colour usually camouflages it in the water. […]


A14 road workers find woolly mammoth bones

Image caption The remains are thought to date back to the last Ice Age Road workers building a new bypass have unearthed the Ice Age remains of a woolly mammoth and a woolly rhino. The team, working on improvements to the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, discovered a number of bones while digging near Fenstanton. […]