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Police say they are treating an arson attack on two cars in Dunmurry as a hate crime.
Iraqi forces, Shia militias and Kurdish Peshmerga have begun a new offensive to try to save the town of Amerli from Islamic State militants, reports say.
A GPS tracking device being deployed by police in Florida enables officers to follow a vehicle without the need for a potentially dangerous high-speed pursuit.
Rangers fans hold a protest against the club's board during the Championship game against Queen of the South at Ibrox.
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.
The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.
A man is charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.
Lesotho's prime minister crosses into South Africa, accusing Lesotho's army of staging a coup and telling the BBC his life is in danger.
A man is arrested after votes for the independence referendum were listed on internet auction site eBay.
The head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has one death sentence commuted to life in prison, but still faces another death penalty.
Three people have become the first confirmed diggers to find 24-carat gold treasure buried on a beach in Kent.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticises new US sanctions, saying they will harm negotiations over his country's nuclear programme.
A 16-month-old baby in Switzerland dies after one of its parents went to work forgetting that the child had been left in the car.
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.
A seven-year-old boy dies and four members of his family are seriously injured when their car is in collision with a lorry in Kent.
A man whose house was deliberately set on fire says the attack was "attempted murder".
China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process.
A private collector pays £828 at auction for a 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding.
Comedian Peter Kay hosted the big switch-on of the Blackpool Illuminations
The use of gadgets to prevent passengers putting their seat back has lead to mid-air arguments, should airlines allow them to go back at all?