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A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.
Scotland votes "No" to independence
Mystery over tourist killings continues to baffle Thailand police
'It's a 4am bedtime before my toughest GP'
Images from the Scottish independence referendum
London firm batting for fallen Uzbek first daughter
More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?
The Freudian phrases you use without realising it