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Police say a prisoner who escaped from custody in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday robbed a Belfast shop at knifepoint, shortly before he was arrested.
There are security alerts in the Waterside area of Londonderry after suspicious objects are found in two locations.
The UK's drive to challenge US dominance in online learning passes the milestone of signing up a million students.
A delay in starting school for summer-born or premature children may be linked with poor academic performance later on, a study suggests.
Shelling is reported in several parts of eastern Ukraine as leaders hold talks on how to enforce the ceasefire officially in place since Sunday.
The number of new houses that were built in England last year rose significantly, government figures show.
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A bronze cat that was nearly thrown in a skip sells at auction for £52,000.
Hidden adware pre-installed on Lenovo laptops and PCs popped up adverts without permission and could have compromised user data.
The Conservatives received the most in donations in the final three months of 2014, according to figures published by the Electoral Commission.
A New York rabbi goes on trial accused of plotting to abduct and beat Jewish men who refuse to grant their wives a divorce.
Cardiff Labour councillors thinking of rebelling against cuts are warned they could damage the party's general election prospects.
A photo is issued of a woman police want to speak to in connection with an inquiry into the death of a baby boy in London.
Hunter Moore, who ran IsAnyoneUp.com, admits hacking and identity theft and faces between two and seven year in prison.
Two ex-prison officers who were arrested over alleged corrupt payments have been bailed until June, the Metropolitan Police says.
A court in Colombia rules that same-sex couples can adopt children, but only if the child is the offspring of one of the partners.
Inflation in France, the eurozone's second-biggest economy, turned negative in January, adding to worries over deflation in the eurozone.
Mortgage lending across the UK continued to fall in January, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
The cost of childcare is rising so quickly that for many families "it simply does not pay to work," a leading charity has said.
Readers' photographs on the theme of black and white