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Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers are to join other UK leaders for talks with David Cameron in Downing Street on Monday morning.
Uruguay has yet to decide what to do with a four-tonne bronze eagle salvaged from a Nazi battleship which was scuttled off its coast in 1939.
Hundreds of Brazilian police officers and their relatives protest in Rio de Janeiro to demand tougher legislation for crimes against the police.
Hong Kong police are clearing the last remaining pro-democracy protest site of Causeway Bay after the main camp was dismantled last week.
A leaked Labour document instructs Labour MPs not to campaign on immigration because it risks undermining support for the party.
Steve Smith is chosen to replace injured Michael Clarke as Australia captain for the rest of the Test series against India.
Benjy, the two-year-old gay bull saved by an online campaign supported by Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, has arrived at his new Norfolk home.
New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has said an armed offender is holding hostages in the Martin Place area of Sydney.
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.
A bull branded gay that was saved from slaughter thanks to the help of Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon arrives at his new Norfolk home.
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
Concern has been growing in Australian over the effect on domestic security of Australian nationals fighting with Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria. The BBC looks at how events have developed.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is due to be questioned by MPs about why the UK's national air traffic control centre went down last week.
The government's cap on benefits is providing an incentive for people who are affected to find work, new research suggests.
Top alpine skier Charlie Guest hopes to be fit for the World Championships in February despite breaking her back last month.
Scotland's economy appears to be "growing but slowing", according to Bank of Scotland chief economist Donald MacRae.
The UK has taken new measures to tackle people trafficking, but a global effort is needed, and churches will be key, says Caroline Wyatt.
Should ministers be able to ban British citizens from coming home, asks Dominic Casciani?
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