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Former Ulster Unionist Party leader James Molyneaux has died aged 94.
Clint Eastwood's American Sniper beats The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to become the highest-grossing US release of 2014.
South Africa police arrest a woman for allegedly stabbing and killing a well-known local rapper, Nkululeko Habedi, popularly known as Flabba.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins a Japan visit by saying "facing history squarely" is the best way to move on from World War Two.
An MPs' committee says there are still too few teenagers taking up apprenticeships despite £1.6bn government investment.
Can Rwandans expect a longer healthy life than people in parts of England?
Director Douglas Park says Rangers' new board will study closely the previous regime's contracts and deals.
British taxpayers' stake in Lloyds Banking Group has fallen to below 23% following the latest share sales, which have netted about £500m for the Treasury.
PM Tony Abbott defends Australia's controversial treatment of asylum seekers, saying the country is "sick of being lectured" by the UN.
The head of the British Chambers of Commerce tells the BBC that for all businesses, the buck stops at the top
Intricate scientific images up close and colourful
The Met Office issues a yellow 'be aware' warning for Scotland and forecasts winds reaching speeds of 80mph in some places.
A man is forced to jump to safety from a first-floor window after he was woken by a fire which engulfed a block of flats.
Michael Mosley on whether murderers are born or made
Figures seen by the BBC suggest asbestos is still present in nearly nine out of ten schools in the UK - higher than previous official estimates.
Ahead of a vital Eurogroup debt meeting, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis suggests a possible referendum on terms if talks fail.
Advertising giant WPP reports record annual profits despite what it called "strong currency headwinds" throughout 2014.
A close ally of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov says he is deeply sceptical that the suspects charged are his killers.
With the election just nine weeks away, the parties' fiscal plans look set to be a key issue. with the Conservative and Labour proposals being the furthest apart in a generation.
A fraternity at University of Oklahoma is shut down and its members investigated, after students are recorded making racist chants.