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Lions at a Cambridgeshire zoo are given old trees to play with as a post-Christmas treat.
An RNLI volunteer describes how he and his team found some of the crew members from the grounded Hoegh Osaka cargo ship in 'precarious positions'.
A BBC crew has filmed what appears to be debris from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 which disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore.
Convicted rapist Ched Evans is in talks about joining an unnamed League One club, who will hold a news conference on Monday.
Crew members were in 'definite danger' after their ship ran aground in the Solent, a coastguard spokesman explains.
Australia's David Warner does not know how he will react as he returns to the ground at which Phillip Hughes was fatally struck.
A major operation is under way to free a car transporter ship which ran aground in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight.
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on a bus, police say.
An investigation is continuing into the collapse of a wind turbine near Fintona in County Tyrone.
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a 26-year-old is stabbed to death in Manchester city centre.
Northern Ireland's politicians should be "more honest" about the impact budget cuts will have on public services, says Danske Bank's chief economist.
More people will find themselves on the streets due to a lack of options available to them, a charity warns.
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara scores his 11th Test double century to move one behind Australia legend Don Bradman's all-time record.
Rescuers are expected to resume their search for eight crewmen who went missing after their cargo ship was found upturned in the waters off the north coast of Scotland.
Police continue their manhunt for a murder suspect who they believe killed a woman at a Cardiff hotel before fleeing to Africa.
Rob Sandford of the South Australian Country Fire Service describes how weather conditions and winds are affecting the fight against bushfires.
More than 30 homes are feared destroyed in South Australia as crews continue to battle out-of-control bushfires in the hills around Adelaide.
A team of researchers in the Netherlands has discovered that potatoes can grow in earth fed by salty sea water prompting hopes that previously unusable land could be used for agriculture.
Man charged with drug offences after batch of ecstasy feared responsible for deaths of three men in Suffolk
Tom Brook reports on the influence of gay TV characters in US shows exported worldwide and the possible backlash effect it may have in some societies.