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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.
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A High Court judge quashes a ministerial decision to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium in west Belfast.
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 authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for leading a large international counterfeiting ring, the BBC has learned.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.
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.
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.
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
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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 accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.
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The law on domestic violence in England and Wales is being changed to include "coercive and controlling behaviour".
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.
As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?
A Lincolnshire RAF pilot has been crowned Britain's Manliest Man ahead of 40 other finalists.
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?