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A man is shot dead in the Markets area near Belfast city centre.
A man who admitted killing an 11-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Glasgow is jailed for 12 years and three months.
HSBC says it will make its decision whether to move its headquarters out of the UK within months rather than years.
Islamic State says it was responsible for the attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon exhibition in the US state of Texas in which two gunmen died.
A global alert is issued by Interpol over the "serious and imminent threat" of online diet pills which claimed the life of a Shropshire woman.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is speaking at an event in Bedfordshire.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says he is not in principle opposed to an EU referendum, as other priorities like the NHS would be more important in any post-election deal.
Pamela Cookey says it will be an honour to receive her 100th England cap during the Test series against Trinidad and Tobago.
Security cameras at a hospital in Australia capture footage of a koala entering its emergency department.
Burundi's constitutional court rules that President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid is legal, after one of its judges reportedly flees the country.
The first job of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer may be to witness Greece saying its goodbyes to the euro.
Scientists discover one of the secrets of how the world’s biggest whales engulf their own weight in water and food: the nerves in their big jaws are incredibly stretchy.
A planning application for up to 400 homes on the site of BBC Wales' Cardiff headquarters is submitted to the city council.
The main parties are struggling to gain a decisive advantage as the final week of the campaign begins, says Gavin Hewitt.
UBS says it is in "advanced talks" with the US Department of Justice to settle allegations that it attempted to rig foreign exchange markets.
A senior police officer in the southern Indian state of Kerala is ordered to go on leave after he is allegedly caught cheating in a law exam.
Controversial rules to provide help for French intelligence services trying to prevent Islamist attacks are expected to be approved by parliament.
Grizzly bears at San Diego Zoo enjoy winter fun under the California sun after 15 tons of snow was hauled in for them to play in.
Double world champion Fernando Alonso may not win another race in his career, according to former team-mate Jarno Trulli.
The birthplace of British cinema is re-opening its doors following a multi-million pound restoration project.