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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.
Police are dealing with a serious incident at Botanic Avenue in Belfast.
Political uncertainty and the withdrawal of western troops have left Afghanistan's economy struggling severely.
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
Parents will find out how their children's schools are performing when the results of a new colour-coded ratings system are revealed.
It is the 'best time ever in Wales' for inventing new medicines and healthcare equipment, according to one of the life science industry's leading figures.
The BBC learns more than 100 orthopaedic operations at Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital have been cancelled partly because its beds have been used to cater for an overflow of fracture patients.
Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.
Alex's Adamou's mother Andriani is 61 years old and has dementia.
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.
Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated and they are investigating if it could become more contagious.
EU foreign ministers are due to meet in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine.
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
MPs will express their dissatisfaction with the progress of the official inquiry into the Iraq War, in a Commons debate.
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BBC editor Jawad Iqbal
Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015.
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The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell.