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Cliff Morgan obituary

Brilliant rugby fly-half for Wales and the Lions who went on to have a successful television and radio career<p>Cliff Morgan was one of the leading figures of British rugby in the postwar years, a fly-half for Wales and the Lions with a flair and an inventiveness that made him the embodiment of his …

Sir David Frost dies of heart attack

Veteran broadcaster Sir David Frost has died of a heart attack while on board a cruise ship.<p>The 74-year old writer, who is remembered for his revealing interviews with President Nixon, is thought to have died on Sunday.<p>A statement from his family said he had been due to give a speech aboard the …

Queen Elizabeth II

Smartwatches: what are Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft up to?

"The wrist is interesting," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the All Things Digital D11 conference in May 2013, when being quizzed about his company's potential plans for wearable technology in the years to come.<p>"For something to work here you have to convince people it's so incredible, that …

Missiles launched in Mediterranean towards Syrian coast, claims Russian defence ministry

Russia has claimed that its missile early warning system has detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea fired towards the Sea's eastern coastline.<p>The launches took place at 10:16 am Moscow time (0616 GMT) and were detected by the ballistic missile early …

New Real Madrid star Gareth Bale aims to play for Wales in World Cup qualifiers to gain fitness

Gareth Bale is hoping to feature in Wales' forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia so he will be fit enough to make his Real Madrid debut when he returns from international duty.<p>The forward was presented as a Madrid player in front of over 20,000 fans at the Santiago Bernabéu …

Marouane Fellaini transfer can't mask Manchester United's deadline-day farce

Manchester United ended the transfer window in farce and disappointment with the deal to sign Ander Herrera having failed after the club refused to pay his €36m buyout clause, while claiming that impostors in Spain attempted to muscle in on the deal.<p>This meant that David Moyes signed only Marouane …

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Israel fired a missile on Tuesday to test a new defence system, triggering alerts across a region that is braced for impending international military strikes against Syria.<p>The Israeli defence ministry confirmed it had launched a Sparrow target missile at 9.15am local time. It said the test of the …