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Northern Ireland assembly members are due to debate the final stage of the controversial welfare reform bill later, despite NI first minister Peter Robinson's admission to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include alleged espionage is due to open.
Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.
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The murder of man shot dead outside a Tyneside takeaway where he worked is to be featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.
Asian shares head mostly higher on Tuesday, continuing the momentum from the previous day's trade when major markets hit record highs.
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".
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Former Labour housing minister John Healey announces his bid to become deputy leader after being "dismayed" by the debate within the party since the election.
A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.
Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.
A heatwave sweeping India has killed more than 500 people, with most of the deaths in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
An online petition calling for the scrapping of Australia's tax on tampons is backed by the Treasurer Joe Hockey.
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Ofgem announces it will investigate after figures reveal more than half a million pre-payment energy meters were forcibly installed in homes over the last six years.
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