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The skipper of a fishing trawler says the boat was towed by a submarine 18 miles off the coast of Ardglass, County Down, on Wednesday afternoon.
A judge rules that General Motors is protected from dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignitions switches as a result of its 2009 bankruptcy filing.
Watford go level on points with second-placed Norwich in the Championship after a comprehensive win at Nottingham Forest.
England recover from another top-order collapse to move into a dominant position in the first Test against West Indies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual phone in on Thursday. Over a million people have already submitted questions.
Artist Idris Murphy talks about his grandfather's experiences at Gallipoli, and how he and other Australian artists have commemorated the events in the bloody campaign.
Porto shock Bayern Munich to hold a first leg lead in an entertaining Champions League quarter-final tie.
John Sypal's pictures of the cameras used by photographers on the streets of Tokyo.
Barcelona will take a two-goal lead to the Nou Camp after a first-leg win at Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.
Roberto Pavoni swims a lifetime best to secure British 200m medley gold and a place in the GB World Championships team.
Claudia Fragapane and Ellie Downie qualify for the all-around final at the European Gymnastics Championships.
Hospital officials say that five baby girls in Texas have set a new record by becoming the first quintuplet sisters born in the US.
A small aircraft known as a gyrocopter has landed on the west lawn of the US Capitol building.
A paedophile accused of conspiring to rape a baby tells a court in Bristol the alleged plan was "fantasy" and "pie in the sky".
The leader of Spain's opposition Socialist party apologises after accidentally voting to reopen a debate on abortion laws, which his party opposes.
Carwyn Jones defends his dad's decision to have a private hip op, despite his own stance against the privatisation of the NHS.
Around 400 people, including many women and children, are still missing after their boat capsized off Libya.
Police investigating the disappearance of an Irish student in Glasgow detain a 21 year-old man, BBC Scotland understands.
A suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali kills three civilians and seriously injures nine peacekeepers, the UN says.
The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran - does this mean they could scupper this global agreement?