The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Sinn Féin councillors in Newry block unionist efforts to reconsider naming a Newry play park after an IRA man.
US stocks hit record levels, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing at all-time highs and the Nasdaq breaking the 5,000 barrier for the first time in 15 years.
Natalia Revuelta, who supported Fidel Castro when he was planning his insurgency and became his lover, has died at the age of 89 in Havana.
A mice infestation was the reason food was removed from the shelves of a branch of Poundland in Birmingham city centre, the council reveals.
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Circa Waves singer Kieran Shudall in the midweek Premier League games.
What has happened to Japan's inventors?
After hopes of a Six Nations clean sweep slip by for another year, Tom Fordyce asks whether English rugby fans should expect more.
Kevin Pietersen needs to score runs in county cricket to have any chance of an England return, but do any counties want him?
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.
Three British men are arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over allegations of suspicious behaviour while plane spotting.
The chaotic queuing seen at some polling stations at the 2010 general election will not be repeated this time around, the head of the Electoral Commission says.
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness welcomes the decision by a group that represents loyalist bands to attend his party's annual conference.
Europe's top rights watchdog is set to rule that France's guidance over spanking children is not sufficiently clear, Le Monde newspaper reports.
Twenty-seven senior Afghan police officers are sacked as part an anti-corruption drive by President Ashraf Ghani.
A man stabbed his mother 11 times in a "drug-fuelled psychosis" after bingeing on mephedrone, cannabis and alcohol, a court hears.
Almost a third of families in London did not get their first choice of secondary school as the population surge reaches secondary level.
A newly-divorced father lured his two sons with a new model train set before setting fire to his house, killing all three of them, an inquest hears.
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.
The mother of Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi says she immediately recognised his voice when she heard him on a hostage video released by Islamic State.