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Historian Sally Pointer opposes a Russian politician's claim that beetroot is a suitable alternative to lipstick.
Police search for a man who was in a car with Glasgow woman Faranza Kousar when it crashed on the A74 (M) killing her.
CCTV footage of an armed robber brandishing a sword at two women working in a County Antrim filling station is released by police.
Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.
A man from Sunderland is arrested over an offensive tweet about the bin lorry crash in Glasgow in which six people were killed.
The Greek parliament fails for a second time to approve a new president, bringing the country closer to a snap election early next year.
Victor Cocker speaks about his relationship with his brother, the late singer Joe Cocker.
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A heterosexual couple is challenging the ban on members of the opposite sex entering into civil partnerships, which they say is a "basic issue of discrimination and equality".
PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not happy at finishing second to tennis legend Bjorn Borg in list of top sporting Swedes.
Clarke Carlisle's wife says the ex-footballer is "very poorly" but "stable" after suffering injuries in a collision with a lorry.
A seal that was found 17 miles inland in Merseyside has been moved to a wildlife sanctuary.
How worried should we be by the UK's record current account deficit, our inability to pay our way in the world?
The number of GP surgeries in Northern Ireland at its lowest since 1991, a group of doctors says.
Al-Jazeera network suspends its Egyptian channel, Mubasher Misr, whose coverage angered Egypt's government and strained its relations with Qatar.
The holidays are a good time to reflect on well-being. The ONS has done so, releasing an assessment of income that is intended to provide a more comprehensive picture of economic prosperity.
Apple rushes to fix new bugs with an automatic update for Mac computers around the world.
Algerian special forces have killed the leader of a militant group that beheaded a French tourist in September, a local television station reports.
Arsene Wenger praises Charlie Austin's "mental strength" and "tenacity" as Arsenal prepare to take on QPR on Boxing Day.
Northern Ireland's attorney general contacts a health trust over its decision to withdraw home care packages from up to 550 people in Belfast, the BBC learns.