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Northern Ireland Environment Agency considering giving B listings to bank and newspaper headquarters in Belfast
The funeral of a woman who died in a boating accident while on holiday in south-east Asia will be held in Pontypridd.
The £64m second phase of the Children's Hospital for Wales is being officially opened, and it promises to give young, sick and injured patients the comforts of home.
A boat carrying about 300 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Thailand for a week is repaired and moved away by Thai officials.
The US and Cuban governments are to hold talks next week to discuss practical measures to re-establish diplomatic relations.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has been sworn in, and there are new concerns about what it means for any possible peace deal with the Palestinians.
The Indian prime minister's visit to China is not just focused on trade with each other - but also with the region and its transport links.
Taiwan is facing its worst drought in 67 years, with the island reservoirs at dangerously low levels - water is rationed and power could be next.
Regular exercise in old age has as powerful effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, a study suggests.
President Barack Obama says the US must invest more in its infrastructure, in the wake of a train derailment in Philadelphia that claimed eight lives.
One of the leaders of the attempted coup in Burundi says that the plot has failed, as the president says he is back in the country
A list of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.
A woman who was attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia is recovering in hospital.
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, Nazir Afzal, outlines five things he has learned from Muslim women's groups.
The Conservative government has pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act - but what will take its place, asks Clive Coleman.
Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves
A senior Scottish paramedic calls for a new system of targets for ambulance response times to reflect which incidents need a fast call-out.
Scottish Power receives the highest number of complaints ever for a UK energy provider in a three-month period, according to Citizens Advice.
The first giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, decorated by local artists, are going on show before a public art trail opens across Bristol this summer.
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.