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Nic Henning, the joint lowest-ranked golfer on the professional tour, shoots a course record 62 to lead in South Africa.
A fund set up by members of the GAA in Newry, County Down, 19 months ago says it has helped to repatriate the bodies of 60 people who died abroad back to the island of Ireland.
At least 15 people are killed in bomb attacks in two bus stations in northern Nigeria, witness say, as the wave of violence from Boko Haram continues.
The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding principle of net neutrality
China imposes a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa.
CCTV footage of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko before he is said to have been given a fatal dose of poison is shown at an inquiry into his death.
Jenson Button manages just seven laps as car problems dog McLaren on the first day of the final pre-season test.
A Belfast man is convicted of assaulting an elderly neighbour by using his belly to "bounce" her away from his home.
A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.
Artist David Hockney creates a new artwork after learning the landscape that inspired a recent painting has been blighted by fly-tipping.
A UK charity boss who abused Kenyan street children he lured to his home is jailed for more than 17 years.
Police in Arizona are investigating a data cut that disrupted internet and telephone service across northern Arizona for much of Wednesday.
Spaniard Carmen Jorda becomes the second woman to join a Formula 1 team in a back-up role after signing up with Lotus.
German prosecutors are investigating the Swiss private banking arm of Coutts over allegations it helped clients evade tax.
A Devon councillor who moved to live across the English Channel in France faces calls to resign.
A video released by the Islamic State group shows the destruction of statues said to be ancient artefacts from northern Iraq.
One of Liverpool FC's sponsors apologises after tweeting a version of the club's badge replacing the Hillsborough eternal flames with coffee cups.
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has put several personal items up for auction, including the tie he wore while confessing to smoking crack cocaine.
A window cleaner who tied up a pensioner, threatened her into silence and stole £15 is found guilty of robbery.
Madonna is not the only famous name to take a tumble - she is joined by Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lawrence, Neil Kinnock, Bob Dole, Robert Mugabe and Zola Budd.