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A Northern Ireland short film Boogaloo and Graham has received an Oscar nomination in the live action short category.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the race for this year's Oscars with nine nominations each, while there is a strong showing for British talent.
More than 7,000 homes and businesses are left without electricity as gale force winds batter Northern Ireland.
A giant origami boat captained by a descendent of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is launched on a lake in south London.
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Oscar nominations with nine nominations each.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is ruled out for three months after having a bony spur removed from his left ankle.
A European court rejects a complaint by one of Stalin's grandsons over an article accusing the Soviet leader of being a "bloodthirsty cannibal".
Footage taken by a safari guide in Zambia captures the moment a hippo chased his boat.
Google is to launch a phone with bolt-on modules, which it says will increase the handset's lifespan and allow users to customise their device.
West Ham United footballer Ravel Morrison is cleared of assaulting his former girlfriend and her mother in Manchester.
Former model Heather Mills says she wants to break the world record for female disabled speed skiing next year.
A Chippenham man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes is jailed.
Teams at the Africa Cup of Nations have been searching for accommodation because there are not enough hotel rooms.
Images from around the world: 15 January
A handcuffed teenager saves a police officer having a heart attack at Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility.
An intruder who fatally stabbed a 52-year-old man at a flat in the Yoker area of Glasgow is jailed for life for murder.
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 in the Masters.
The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.
The attorney general says it cannot review whether a suspended sentence for a religious studies teacher, who had a sex with a pupil, was too lenient.
In her BBC Sport column, the Olympic champion talks about her cautious return to the skeleton track after suffering dizziness.