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A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.
Six men are jailed for up to 17 years after a man is kidnapped, stripped naked, beaten with hammers and stabbed.
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
The search for a missing 12-year-old boy swept into the sea while playing on Anglesey enters its fifth day.
Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan fears the club's identity is broken with the departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.
Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market
Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell discusses his new novel The Bone Clocks on BBC Breakfast.
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The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.
The owners of Sprig the springer spaniel, who went missing more than a week ago and was found on a cliff ledge, have now been reunited with him.
A massive ash cloud is rising from the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador as it shows increased activity with a series of explosions on Monday.
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A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say.
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
A controversial new restriction on cars in Glasgow earns the city council at least £800,000 in just two months.
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Charles Bronson has a further two year jail term added to his life sentence for holding a prison governor in a headlock and punching him several times.
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.