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A woman is arrested after a suspected arson attack on a house near Wrexham after two children were rescued from the burning building.
A 15-year-old boy appears before a youth court in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, after a 14-year-old was stabbed in the stomach.
South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright says he took his responsibilities very seriously, but will not stand down.
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
A couple who met as teenagers 10 years before the start of World War Two celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show
A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed two days ago after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, arrives back in the US.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Louis van Gaal's miserable start to life as Manchester United boss has continued with a Capital One Cup shock at the hands of League One MK Dons.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, threatening to boycott it because of fraud concerns.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged
The funeral of a medical student who was stabbed to death in Borneo will be held in a Derbyshire church later.
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A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at an firing range in Arizona.
A Muslim leader in Wales speaks of the difficulty of identifying people at risk of being radicalised, warning that they were covering their tracks.
John Bercow indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons Clerk into two amid a row with MPs over the job.
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.