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Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.
A hovercraft pilot who transported passengers across the Solent while nearly three times the drink-drive limit is jailed for eight months.
The Tanzanian authorities charge 23 villagers with murder after seven people accused of witchcraft were burned alive on Monday.
A court in Minsk jails eight Ukrainian football fans after they sang an insulting song about Russian President Vladimir Putin at a match.
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A UN soldier becomes the first peacekeeper to die in the Central African Republic (CAR) after a convoy was ambushed on the outskirts of the capital Bangui.
The dog that killed a six-month-old girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.
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At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa
Tablets appear to be replacing televisions in children's bedrooms, statistics from communications regulator Ofcom suggest.
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.
The search for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists say.
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
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