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Spotlight on tax-evading companies
Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill establishes a taskforce to support farmers affected by the continuing poor weather in Northern Ireland.
Part of a shoe factory collapses in Cambodia, leaving at least two people dead and more feared trapped, officials say.
Prince Harry ends his visit to the US by playing in a polo match for his charity that helps people affected by HIV and Aids in Lesotho.
Japan's economy, the third largest in the world, expands at its quickest pace in a year, showing signs of an economic recovery.
BP's Gulf compensation costs soar
At least 34 people have been killed in series of bomb attacks across Iraq, several of which targeted mainly Shia districts of Baghdad, officials say.
Silencing a crowing cockerel and translating a tattoo are among the bizarre requests for help received by Foreign Office consular staff around the world last year.
Should Rigsby still be a racist in stage version of Rising Damp?
The planet-hunting space telescope, Kepler, has been hobbled by a broken reaction wheel, say scientists at Nasa.
Dramatic pictures have emerged of St Petersburg television tower being struck during a lightning storm on Monday.
For the first time scientists have developed a map that shows the world's most unique and endangered species.
The number of living people giving one of their organs to a stranger almost tripled last year in the UK, according to new figures.
The White House releases 99 pages of emails related to the attack on a US mission in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September last year.
The theological work Honest to God by John Robinson was a bestseller when it was published 50 years ago.
A Magazine feature about some well-known euphemisms got readers thinking about some of their favourites. Here is a selection.
A German politician has attracted controversy for suggesting that speed limits be imposed on the country's autobahn system.
Scottish primary school teachers should have the equivalent of a science Higher before they enter the profession, experts say.
Former American football star OJ Simpson makes his case for a new trial on armed robbery charges, saying he did not get proper legal representation.
President Barack Obama announces the head of the US tax agency has quit, after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.