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Wales v England in the Six Nations: 'A sporting occasion like no other'

Wales v England in the Six Nations: 'A sporting occasion like no other'

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Six Nations: Wales v EnglandVenue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.You can be in many places in London and not know there are 80,000 people at a match in Twickenham. Swerve the Gare du Nord and Paris on a Six Nations weekend can pass as Paris always does. Murrayfield is a 45-minute ramble from the centre of Edinburgh, the Aviva Stadium tucked in Du...
India warns Pakistan it will pay 'a hefty price' for Pulwama attack

India warns Pakistan it will pay 'a hefty price' for Pulwama attack

Business
Feb. 15 (UPI) -- India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan that it "is on a path to its own destruction" a day after more than 40 people were killed in a terrorist attack in the Kashmir region. On Friday, Modi said that those responsible for the "heinous act would pay a hefty price. Those who supported it will definitely be punished," the Hindustan Times reported. On Thursday, a suicide bomber crashed an explosives-packed SUV into a Central Reserve Police Force bus in Pulwama, Kashmir. The bus was transporting some 40 reservists in a convoy of 78 other vehicles, the Indian Express reported. Jaish-e-Mohammed, which has is based in Pakistan and is believed to be harbored there, has claimed responsibility. Modi said that this attack will not destabilize India as it was intended an...
'A disgrace': BBC attacked over how it pays its staff

'A disgrace': BBC attacked over how it pays its staff

Entertainment
The BBC has been criticised by MPs for paying female staff less and employing people on contracts that ended up having "life-changing consequences". A report on pay equality by the digital, culture, media and sport committee (DCMS) found the corporation has been failing female employees.The broadcaster was branded a "disgrace" for allegedly coercing staff to take on work with no rights to sick pay, maternity leave, pensions or other benefits.The investigation by the committee was prompted by the resignation of the BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie, who quit after finding out she was paid two-thirds less than North America editor Jon Sopel.MPs concluded that salaries at the BBC were set by "an opaque system of discretionary decisions by individual managers" who have "devolved...
Man City 1-2 Lyon: City reduced to 'a barely recognisable rabble'

Man City 1-2 Lyon: City reduced to 'a barely recognisable rabble'

Sports
In the first half of their shock Champions League defeat by Lyon, I described Manchester City as being a "rabble" - and they really were that bad.When I said that, just after they had gone 2-0 down, I meant they were a team that appeared disorganised and did not look like they were together, which was also conceding possession unnecessarily.Normally that is the state that City reduce other teams too, but at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night the brilliant side we saw last season was barely recognisable. Why? I think it was down to a combination of things, but it is important to remember this is a bad result for City, but not a catastrophic one.They have got plenty of time to recover and qualif...
'A single piece of plastic' can kill sea turtles, says study

'A single piece of plastic' can kill sea turtles, says study

Science
A new study suggests that ingesting even a single piece of plastic can be deadly for sea turtles.Researchers found there was a one in five chance of death for a turtle who consumed just one item - rising to 50% for 14 pieces. The team found that younger turtles are at a higher risk of dying from exposure to plastic than adults. The authors say their research raises concerns over the long term survival of some turtle species.The never ending surge of plastic into the world's oceans is taking an increasing toll on iconic marine species. While it has been relatively straightforward for researchers to document the threat to animals who become entangled in plastic and drown, determining the impact of consumed plastic is much harder.The authors of this study es...