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Police discover one of the biggest amounts of cocaine ever found in Northern Ireland in a delivery of furniture.
The number of adults in further education in England fell after they were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.
Twin brothers beat 'odds of 150,000/1' and become fathers of baby boys within hours of each other at the same hospital.
The criminal and contemporary of the Kray twins, "Mad" Frankie Fraser, has died aged 90 in hospital, former associate Eddie Richardson confirms.
Government-commissioned research suggests many of the approaches to education we think work, are actually useless or even make matters worse.
Two British men have died in Amsterdam after reportedly snorting a drug thought to have been white heroin.
In an exclusive BBC interview, Thailand's Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed for another 18 months.
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.
How legendary London Lamb chop went airborne
Care home owners and staff member charged with mistreating vulnerable adults, in Preston, Lancashire
The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.
Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.
An activities instructor who went missing in the Cairngorms has spoken of his relief at being found after a five-hour search operation.
Thousands of dangerous and counterfeit goods have been prevented from entering the UK after they were seized by Kent County Council Trading Standards from a huge consignment entering Dover Docks.