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A man is left critically injured after he was attacked in a takeaway in Portrush, County Antrim.
Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.
Kenya's parliament is forced to adjourn after angry opposition MPs disrupt government plans to push through a tough new security bill.
The amount of energy people are using in the UK is falling steadily even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Jack and Emily revealed as the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.
Newcastle want to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan ahead of Sunday's derby against Sunderland, says boss Alan Pardew.
Public libraries in England need to become more like coffee shops if they are to survive, a government-commissioned report concludes.
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor tells the BBC.
President Vladimir Putin insists Russia's under-fire currency will stabilise, but warns the country's economic crisis could last two years.
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
The EU and US are negotiating a deal which they say will free transatlantic trade and boost growth but critics warn is dangerous.
Obesity can constitute a disability, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
Hollywood stars say Sony's cancellation of The Interview, a comedy film about a plot to kill North Korea's leader, is a "victory" for hackers who threatened cinemas.
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.