A windsurfer is missing after reportedly disappearing in foggy conditions in an estuary in Lancashire.
Energy company SSE says it is cutting its domestic gas prices by 4.1% from 30 April.
Teachers at some schools in north-western Pakistan have been told they can take guns into school to protect students.
A man accused of murdering two pensioners is found hanging in his prison cell, police say.
Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.
The Newry-based property firm Parker Green International has refinanced its loans which were held by the Cerberus investment fund.
Northern Ireland's education minister is asked to explain why he approved a new Irish language school amid claims the cost is unsustainable.
Lord Smith of Kelvin is to take on another high-profile role, after agreeing to chair of one of Scotland's largest regeneration projects.
The country celebrates its official national day
A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, including New York, meteorologists warn.
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.
Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667bn) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.
Weather forecasters in the United Sates are warning that more than one metre of snow is predicted to fall and airlines have already cancelled hundreds of flights.
The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.
President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
Serena Williams avoids another Grand Slam defeat by Garbine Muguruza as she fights back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.
Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other - and is close to impossible to predict, says David Cowling.
President Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, say they have reached a long awaited breakthrough on issues holding up civil nuclear co-operation.