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The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says he believes claims made by Paudie McGahon that he was raped at his family home in County Louth by a senior IRA member.
Afghan police are investigating the murder of 11 Sufi men in Kabul at the weekend.
David Cameron is to announce a £15,000 incentive for teenagers with good A-level maths and science grades to commit to enter teaching.
Plans to form a cross-party commission on the future of the NHS in Wales are scrapped.
A wind power tycoon will learn whether his ex-wife's claim for a financial settlement lodged almost 20 years after they divorced has been successful.
Zaur Dadayev, a suspect charged with murdering Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov tells human rights monitors he confessed under duress.
England fans should "hide behind the sofa" this summer as the team will get a "hiding", says former batsman Mark Butcher.
Test driver Giedo van der Garde wins his court case against Sauber and could race for the team in the Australian Grand Prix.
Beating Ireland would rival his side's victory over South Africa in November, Wales captain Sam Warburton says.
John Maguire examines the impact of the government's Troubled Families Programme which was set up after the 2011 riots in England.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos confirms that bombing raids against Farc rebels are to be suspended for a month.
New research shows that rather than using pigments, chameleons change colour by tweaking the arrangement of crystals in their skin cells.
MPs are to vote on the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes in England.
A vet investigating the alleged poisoning of a Crufts dog reportedly says it is "unlikely" to have happened during the competition.
The BBC's Europe Correspondent Gavin Lee has spent the day with Nato on one of the ships, as their training mission takes place.
How does your knowledge compare to the BBC Formula 1 team? With the season about to start, take our quiz to find out.
The DUP will use parliamentary time in Westminster later to call for an independent body to be put in charge of television election debates.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders launches a campaign to counter the 'demonisation' of diesel vehicles following Paris's plan to ban the cars.
Paramilitary troops in Pakistan raid and seal off the headquarters of the MQM party, the biggest political party in Karachi.
There are no plans to cut the speed on the section of the A470 which saw four people die in a crash.