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Actor Sir Ian McKellen makes some Sherlock Holmes-like deductions about BBC presenter Charlie Stayt during an interview about the film "Mr Holmes".
People in parts of North Lanarkshire are advised not to cook, drink or wash with tap water after concern over its taste and smell.
After nine people are killed at a shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, city police chief Gregory Mullen says the suspect will be brought to justice.
New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.
A new report into educational underachievement among Protestant working-class children calls for academic selection to be scrapped.
The staggering numbers behind Nestle's operation to destroy all the Maggi in India.
A number of homes in Londonderry are evacuated because of a security alert.
A lack of progress in tackling poverty in Wales is of "deep concern," say assembly members, who accuse ministers of being ineffective.
The second biggest offshore wind farm in the world is officially opened off the north Wales coast later.
The families and friends of Irish students who died and were injured when a balcony fell in California gathered to pray together.
The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says.
The Pope will issue his letter to bishops on the environment on Thursday, in which is he is likely to say climate change is a mostly man-made problem.
Legislators in Hong Kong reject a Beijing-backed election reform proposal.
Royal Family members are to attend a service commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Catch up with all the best action and the quirkier moments from day 12 of the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
Sam Faulkner's pictures of people who take part in re-enactments of the battle of Waterloo.
A shooting is reported at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, with police searching for a white male suspect.
Can your brain cope with the difference between staggeringly unlikely events?
Lifeguards in the US have come up with a new tool to protect beach goers from potential shark attacks.
What can you paint on your own property?