Detectives investigating money laundering and illegal gambling seize machines and cash worth more than £500,000 in Belfast and Lisburn.
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers.
A man accused of murdering a hotelier sent a text message to a friend saying he had killed a woman, a court is told.
World number two Maria Sharapova aims to end a losing streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.
Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
A lane of the M4 is closed and traffic is queuing for 13 miles between Cardiff and Newport because of a hydraulic oil spill.
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
Ex-Premier League player David Ginola is out of the Fifa presidential election race after failing to secure nominations.
Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving former footballer Roy Keane.
Does technology make people touch each other less?
Dutch babies smile more than US babies, and other nuggets.
The week's big numbers visualised.
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.