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A storm off the coast of New Zealand has produced large waves that are slamming parts of California - thousands of miles away.
Northern Ireland's five biggest parties are taking part in a BBC TV election debate on the penultimate day of the general election campaign.
A UKIP parliamentary candidate "apologises unreservedly" for posting offensive "sexist and violent" comments about a female journalist.
The Nepalese village all but wiped out by the earthquake
A convicted killer who escaped from a prison camp has been arrested in Florida after more than 50 years on the run.
Voters in rural areas could have a significant impact on who forms the next Westminster government.
Tiger Woods says the end of his relationship with US Olympic skiing champion Lindsay Vonn has been "brutal".
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is close to agreeing a new contract after winning a third Premier League title with the club.
Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.
US fast-food giant McDonald's could be facing a European Commission (EU) investigation into its tax affairs over an alleged €1bn of unpaid tax.
The SNP suspends two party members following scuffles at rally held by Scottish Labour leader and comedian Eddie Izzard in Glasgow.
Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini writes an open letter to fans apologising for the club's poor run of form.
Manny Pacquiao "wasn't honest" about an injury before his loss to Floyd Mayweather, says the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Footage has emerged of migrants on a sinking dinghy desperately trying to reach safety off the coast of Sicily.
There will be more checkpoints and patrols by police in Northern Ireland to counter a "severe" dissident republican threat.
Mental health trusts in England are forecasting significant cuts to their funding over the next four years, figures seen by the BBC suggest.
Dozens of people are taken to hospital following a coach crash on the M1 in Derbyshire.
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini says he has written a memoir about the 12 months he spent on bail, before being told he would not face charges over historic sex offences.
Jo Pavey will miss the World Championships in Beijing this August to aid her preparation for the 2016 Olympics.
A mass grave containing seven bodies has been found on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, according to officials.