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The DUP's Edwin Poots defends comments he made that party members have to hold their noses when doing business with Sinn Féin.
Virgin Trains West Coast is named as the rail operator with the highest rate of complaints in Britain for the 11th quarter in a row.
Young people often lack the chance to help in their local communities as volunteers, suggests research for the Scout Association.
The Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold UK interest rates at the record low of 0.5%.
Photographer David Costley captures timelapse footage of Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, from the County Antrim coast.
A Muslim lawmaker from Indian-administered Kashmir is beaten up in the state assembly by members of the Hindu nationalist BJP for hosting a "beef party".
About 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
The battle in Syria's skies explained in 60 seconds.
A reassessment of ancient rocks leads scientists to estimate that Earth's inner core started to form earlier than was previously thought, around 1.3 billion years ago.
A week on from Russia's first air strikes in Syria, the BBC's Jonathan Marcus asks US-based analyst Michael Kofman what Moscow's strategy and possible endgame in the country might be.
George North is at centre for Wales as Justin Tipuric, Samson Lee, Paul James, Luke Charteris and Gareth Anscombe start against Australia in the World Cup on Saturday.
The number of UK house sales rose at the fastest pace for 16 months in September, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Donald Trump's challenge to a planned offshore wind farm will go to the Supreme Court later.
Which jobs could a 100-year-old worker do?
A record 13.4 million people tuned in to find out who would lift The Great British Bake Off trophy, during a tasty finale.
A contractor working for the Texas Department of Transportation is left dangling from a Houston bridge before rescuers manage to pull him to safety.
An Indian court dismisses allegations that a former Delhi minister's pet dog, Don the labrador, would bite his wife on command.
A shop assistant who prevented an armed robbery by throwing water over a would-be thief is praised for her bravery.
Tanzanian children and their new prosthetic limbs
A guide to the Privy Council - its historical origins, when it meets and the oath of allegiance that members have to swear in order to join.