26 January 2015 Last updated at 04:22 ET

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The NHS is being put under too much pressure "rescuing" people from illnesses through smoking, drinking and poor diet, the health minister warns.

Healthcheck Wales logoNHS Wales 'not worse than England'

Almost half of people in Wales believe the Welsh NHS performs just as well as the health service in England while another 15% think it performs better, a new poll for BBC Wales suggests.

An image of an asteroid and Earth'Rare' asteroid sighting expected

An asteroid the size of a cruise ship should be visible above the skies of Wales as it grazes the earth in a sighting not expected again for years.

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