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Six Nations 2015: Ireland v England at Aviva Stadium

RBS Six Nations

Venue: Aviva Stadium Date: Sunday 1 March Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, BBC One HD, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app from 14:30 GMT; listen on BBC Radio 5 Live; text commentary on BBC Sport website.

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Jordi Murphy replaces the injured …

Sick of Winter, Man Turns Joke Into Snow-for-Sale Business

A Massachusetts man tired of the onslaught of snow piling up on his doorstep thought up a funny way to get rid of it — selling and shipping it out. But what started out as a joke has turned into a business for Kyle Waring, who is snowed under with requests for snow on his website ShipSnowYo.com.

"I …

New York's exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Salvatore Grillo was walking his Labrador retriever near Brooklyn's Prospect Park on a cold morning in February when he heard what sounded like a muffled explosion.

Minutes later, emergency responders were hovering over the 71-year-old as he lay unconscious on the ground. Police …

Late-winter storms spread across areas of Southwest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parts of California were getting a welcome dose of rain and snow from a storm system moving through the state, while late-winter weather dumped snow elsewhere in the Southwest.

The snow was well received by California and Nevada ski resorts.

It began snowing in the Sierra Nevada …

Detentions, arrest in connection with Islamist threat in Bremen

Federal authorities had been receiving tip-offs since Friday evening about the activities of potential Islamists, the police said, without clarifying …

Bremen

Shocked Moscovites rally after Nemstov murder

Western media on Sunday carried translated excerpts from Nemtsov's last radio interview carried by the station Echo Moskwy, just three hours before …

Ukraine

Marijuana Doesn’t Pose Significant Risk in Car Crashes, NHTSA Says

Weed smokers like to say that getting high doesn’t affect how they drive. Now, it appears the federal government is agreeing with them.

According to a new study commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who smoke marijuana have a minimally higher risk of crashing …

Marijuana

Germany struggles to adapt to immigrant influx

"Everyone's moving to Germany."

So says Govan, a thin, bearded French jazz musician from Lyon whom I meet in a German language class for people recently arrived in Berlin.

"In one month," he says, "I met lot of people from everywhere."

The faces around the table are young, the accents mainly European. …

Opinion: US deserves praise for once!

No, the Americans can't please everyone - especially not the Europeans, who, from time to time, quite happily lay into their "big brother" across the …

African Studies

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

Consumer culture began as an ideological dream that people could change the world, says Jon Alexander. But has it gone too far?

"On January 24th, Apple will release the Macintosh, and you'll see why 1984 won't be like '1984'".

These words make up the voiceover of the most important advertisement ever …

Locals concerned as 'Sharia police' patrol streets of German city

Police in Wuppertal are seeking ways to stop the group of men who have been seen patrolling the area around the western city's main train station on …

Germany

Cage Diving for Great Whites

I thought cage diving for Great White sharks would be underwhelming. Despite seeing them look fierce in a million nature documentaries and YouTube videos, we know that the likelihood of getting your limbs torn off in a cage is small. I wasn't expecting much of an adrenaline rush.

But, when the first …

Great White Shark

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

What you need to know about speeding laws across America.

Everyone, with the exception of the Buick driver parked in the left lane, exceeds the speed limit once in a while. You generally know how much law-breaking you can get away with where you live—a few over on the highway is flow-of-traffic …

Reckless Driving

Report: Walgreens won't tap lucrative tax loophole

CHICAGO — President Obama called it an "unpatriotic tax loophole." Now, Walgreens, the nation's largest drug store chain and a company with strong Main Street roots, has reportedly decided against using it.

Shares in Walgreens were down about 4% in after-hours trading Tuesday after British and U.S. …

Opinion: Good Germans, bad French?

The difference in the message conveyed couldn't possibly be greater: France is going ahead with its warship sale to Russia, while Germany is putting …

Foreign Policy

There is only one major news site that both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians read

This post has been corrected.

One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as the map above, compiled by Gilad Lotan, the chief data scientist at …

Germany stops Russian arms deal

Even before the tension in Ukraine, arms exports were a core issue for German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. The Social Democrat had pledged, on …

Germany

First Glimpse of Higgs Bosons at Work Revealed

The Higgs Boson was spotted in an ultra-rare interaction between force-carrying particles called W-Bosons, which could explain how the Higgs boson …

Physics

Porsche Remains On Top In 2014 J.D. Power APEAL Study

Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout—APEAL—is how influential data cruncher J.D. Power measures the 'gratification' a car owner experiences …

Porsche

Porsche at 50 in Pictures

Drug-resistant bacteria increase fivefold in Southeastern US

There's worrisome news here in the southeastern US, buried in a journal that is favourite reading only for superbug geeks like me. The rate at which hospitals are recognising cases of CRE -- the form of antibiotic resistance that is so serious the Centre for Disease Control dubbed it a "nightmare" …

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.

1. Arm your phone

The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

Road Trips

The world's earliest selfies – in pictures

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Scope Vintage Photos of '60s and '70s-Era Celebs From a New Art Book

Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston

Jack and Anjelica in their skivvies. Babs in her iconic Scaasi suit. Iggy Pop sweaty and in a speedo. All these images and more appear in photographer Julian Wasser's recently-released art book, The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser, documenting the fun …

Hiking in the Alps

One of the highlights of our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour was our group hike. As this was pretty demanding--and there was a concern about snow on the trails this early in the season--only the fittest of our group participated. For me, it was a joy not to be saddled with research chores but to …

Outdoors

Porsche Remains The Top Brand In 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

In a year that saw the average number of problems experienced by new car buyers increase, Porsche remains on top and actually managed to improve its …

Porsche

Efforts to Curb Ivory Trafficking Spreading, but Killing Continues

Ask anyone in America to name an organized crime figure, and chances are they can do it: Al Capone in the 1920s. "Bugsy" Siegel in the 1930s and '40s. John Gotti in the 1970s and '80s.

Ask anyone in America to name an international organized crime figure, and chances are they can do that: Maybe …

At D-Day Commemoration, Few Mourn the War’s Losers

In the cemeteries to Germany's war dead in Normandy, France, visitors see the other side of the Allied Forces' greatest victory

It may surprise the many Americans who have arrived in Normandy in France this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, but the largest burial place …

World War II

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …

Animation