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A 67-year-old woman and 19-year-old man have died in a two-vehicle crash in Newry, County Down.
There are scenes of chaos as Islamist rebels from Syria raid a border town in Lebanon, killing two members of the security forces and abducting others.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown calls Israel's attacks on Gaza "foolish" and "disproportionate" and urges peace talks.
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith has died following complications from major heart surgery at the age of 59, his company says.
The last of the "Pitman painters", known for his pictures of everyday life, dies at the age of 94.
A schoolgirl accused of trying to kill her friend to 'please' an online horror character is 'mentally unfit' for trial.
Five thousand ice sculptures have melted away after going on display to commemorate World War One.
Villagers in eastern Syria drive out Islamic State militants, in a rare display of local resistance to the group, as fighting rages in neighbouring Iraq.
A British woman is believed to have been robbed and stabbed to death at a game lodge she owned in South Africa.