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A primary school in County Antrim has been closed due to fears that asbestos had been found in the building.
Rangers shareholders are due to meet at Ibrox to vote on Mike Ashley's request for his £5m loan to be repaid.
ITV's hit period drama Downton Abbey will be honoured by Bafta with a special tribute night, attended by the cast and crew.
BBC Breakfast's weather present Carol Kirkwood was joined by some special guests as she delivered Friday's forecast.
Sir Roger Moore, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese have led tributes to screen legend Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
The Women's World Cup match between Canada and New Zealand ends goalless after a delay because of a thunderstorm.
Australia's workforce is affected "in a major way" by poor mental health, stress levels and obesity, a new study shows.
An investigation has been launched after more than £50,000 was spent on a pirate fancy dress world record attempt by a council.
A British woman arrested for posing naked on a sacred mountain with other climbers is due in a Malaysian court.
A body has been found at a house in Darlington, County Durham, amid reports of an explosion.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane makes an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, after reporting a possible engine fire.
Four decades after they first appeared on our TV screens, the pink, knitted, whistling space creatures known as the Clangers are back.
Cambridge University researchers have identified a faulty gene that seems to switch pain off in some people and it is hoped the discovery could lead to new treatments.
Eleven years after their daughter died after falling from a theme park ride, Beverley and Alan Williams are calling for tougher safety regulations.
The Jurassic problem in Jurassic World
Reforms allowing young people in foster care to stay with their foster families until the age of 21 unveiled.
Muslim students at Queens University say they are forced to pray in corridors, libraries and other public areas because the university will not provide multi-denominational prayer rooms.
Paul Gascoigne says there has been no better England player since his last appearance in 1997.
PM Tony Abbott says Australia uses "creative" ways to deter asylum boats, but refuses to deny reports an Indonesian boat was paid to turn back.
Labour's John Biggs is elected mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets, in an election called after the previous mayor was removed from office for corruption.