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Man jailed over eight crash deaths

14 hours 53 min ago
A 25-year-old man who admitted causing the deaths of eight people in a road crash in County Donegal is jailed for two years.

Council cuts: Who will lose out most?

15 hours 6 min ago
How is your local authority affected?

Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

15 hours 9 min ago
Find the country that matches your drinking habits

Judge quashes GAA stadium approval

15 hours 10 min ago
A High Court judge quashes a ministerial decision to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium in west Belfast.

30 calls after TV appeal over rape

15 hours 27 min ago
About 30 people respond to an appeal on Crimewatch for information after a teenage girl was raped twice by a gang of youths in a Cardiff park.

US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'

15 hours 30 min ago
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.

Boston bombing suspect in court

15 hours 44 min ago
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.

U2 video shoot causes complaints

15 hours 45 min ago
Some residents of Olympia Drive in the Village area of south Belfast have complained about disruption caused by a production company making a U2 video.

Aer Lingus shares jump on bid report

15 hours 46 min ago
Shares in the airline Aer Lingus jump after a report in the Financial Times says that British Airways-owner IAG is considering a takeover offer.

Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

15 hours 49 min ago
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

Is this Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?

16 hours 4 min ago
Has the real war on terror finally started in Pakistan?

VIDEO: Armies united for WW1 truce re-match

16 hours 5 min ago
The British and German army football teams have played a match to commemorate 100 years since the World War One Christmas truce.

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

16 hours 8 min ago
Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.

Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78

16 hours 28 min ago
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.

Day in pictures: 18 December 2014

16 hours 42 min ago
Images from around the world: 18 December

VIDEO: 'He threw me down three flights of stairs'

16 hours 50 min ago
The law on domestic violence in England and Wales is being changed to include "coercive and controlling behaviour".

Fall in oil prices 'temporary'

16 hours 52 min ago
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.

Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit?

16 hours 52 min ago
As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?

Britain's Manliest Man crowned

17 hours 3 min ago
A Lincolnshire RAF pilot has been crowned Britain's Manliest Man ahead of 40 other finalists.

What are negative interest rates?

17 hours 11 min ago
Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?