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Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin says he will take up the position of President of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
Media watchdog Ofcom investigates ITV's daytime show This Morning over complaints about a bondage discussion.
A quick-thinking skydiving instructor in Western Australia came to the rescue when one of his students had an epileptic seizure during a jump.
A member of staff is suspended at Yarl's Wood detention centre after a guard is secretly filmed calling inmates "caged animals".
It is time for the Kremlin's opponents to stop jostling for primacy and let the Russian people take the lead, writes Konstantin von Eggert.
Iraq's army is battling an jihadist insurgency - but how strong is the force?
A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his upcoming speech to Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
Libya's internationally recognised government in Tobruk names former controversial anti-Islamist Khalifa Haftar as the new head of the national army.
Riot police in Myanmar surround a monastery in which some 300 students taking part in a protest march are camping en route to Yangon.
The man convicted of the murder of Bristol landscape architect Joanna Yeates in 2011 pleads guilty to possessing indecent images of children.
A woman who had sex with a 15-year-old schoolboy is warned she could face jail.
The chairwoman of HTC tells the BBC her company is "co-operating" with Half-life for its virtual reality helmet.
A 55-year-old man dies following a two-vehicle crash on the A1 near Dromore, County Down.
Two pupils have been injured in an incident outside a secondary school in south Glasgow, police say.
The FA rescinds Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card in his side's loss at Manchester United on Saturday.
Prime Minister David Cameron dismisses concerns raised by the head of the US Army about the impact of cuts on the UK's armed forces.
Police say two men behind a tunnel discovered in Toronto last week built it for "personal reasons".
Nearly 100 South African firefighters are battling a blaze on Cape Town's mountain range.
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