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Peter Robinson insists there was no possibility of a conflict of interest around a world title boxing match that it is claimed his son helped to promote.
US hostage Peter Kassig, who is being held by IS militants in Syria, told his parents in a letter in June that he was "scared to die", they reveal.
Four civilians are killed as Pakistani troops fire guns and mortar shells at border posts in Indian-administered Kashmir, Indian officials say.
Four-year-olds in England are to be offered the flu vaccine for the first time as part of the annual drive to get people vaccinated before the winter.
A specialist ship begins scanning the Indian Ocean seabed in the next phase of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Officials in southern Mexico work to identify 28 bodies found in a mass grave, in an area where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police.
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has deteriorated from a serious to a critical condition, doctors in the state of Texas say.
Business Secretary Vince Cable is to unveil coalition plans to give low-paid apprentices a £1-an-hour pay rise and prepares to attack Tory benefit cuts.
Shows will now be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days rather than seven, after the service was extended by the corporation.
Some schools have "cracked the code" of helping poorer children excel at school but more must follow their lead, argues a report.
The NHS and social care services are "at breaking point", a group of leading medical groups and charities say in a letter addressed to politicians.