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Are the health risks for owners on the rise?
Russia has faced rebukes from Western leaders about its role in the Ukraine crisis, as a G20 summit gets under way in Brisbane, Australia.
Around a thousand items relating to Napoleon Bonaparte are being auctioned near Paris this weekend.
Geldof, Bono and more reunite for Band Aid 30
Super-fast train reaches the eye-watering speed of 500km/h (311mph) during test run in central Japan.
Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central Japan.
Iraqi troops say they expelled Islamic State from the country's main oil refinery, as a top US officer flies in for talks.
Great Western Railway's new trains have been unveiled at a ceremony in Japan.
Sculptors in Belgium have created a frozen winter wonderland full of characters from various Disney films
F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone doubts if the award of double points at the final race of the season will continue in 2015.
A motorcyclist in his 20s dies after he was involved in a car crash in Lisburn, County Antrim.
Firefighters are working to protect pensioners' homes from flood water after the river Corcrain burst its banks in County Armagh.
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond says it would be "foolish" for his party to rule out entering into a coalition at Westminster.
Captain Wayne Rooney reveals his favourite England moment as he prepares to win his 100th cap in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia.
A school in Luton introduces a new sport to the curriculum, Fitball, with the aim of making school sport more inclusive.
Industrial action "not ruled out" by a union after it warns that £32m of cuts by Cardiff council will have "devastating consequences".
Stars including Ed Sheeran and One Direction have been arriving in Notting Hill for the recording of the new Band Aid charity single.
Members of the public are praised for saving the life of woman who was trapped in a sinking car in the River Bann, County Armagh.
Three Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders are stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing, as authorities say their travel permits are invalid.
People in Northern Ireland donate more than £700,000 to Children in Need during the annual BBC fundraiser.