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Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says the political situation at Stormont as "very grave" due to the row over welfare reform.
England fly-half Owen Farrell stars as Saracens beat Bath at Twickenham to become Premiership champions for a second time.
Firefighters and police officers are dealing with an incident on West Nile Street in Glasgow city centre.
The Solar Impulse team is preparing to set off on the most dangerous phase of the mission to fly a solar-powered plane around the world - flying non-stop across the Pacific Ocean.
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili - who is wanted in his country - is appointed governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region.
Kevin Pietersen makes himself available to play for Surrey in their County Championship home game against Lancashire.
A herd of escaped cows take up residence in gardens and driveways when they go on the loose in Sheffield.
Boho Haram militants kill least 13 people in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, just after Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as president.
The different faces of England's record-setting batsman
Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.
A public memorial service has taken place at Manchester Cathedral to commemorate the life and work of Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride.
The potential impact of a new cancer drug invented in Cardiff is described as "remarkable" at the world's biggest gathering of oncologists.
The FA Cup will be rebranded as The Emirates FA Cup as the Dubai-based company sign a three-year deal with the FA.
Former QPR, Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement at the age of 36.
A group of protestors break into a Liverpool hotel during a charity dinner to raise money in memory of murdered toddler James Bulger.
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is an impressive second after two events of her heptathlon return in Gotzis.
The observation deck at the top of the One World Trade Centre has opened to the public.
The cast of BBC Scotland sitcom Still Game leads tributes to actor Jake D'Arcy, who has died.
At least 71 people have been killed in Syria's northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say.
A powerful undersea earthquake strikes south of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo almost 900km (550 miles) away.