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Some 90 passengers are rescued from a train after it became trapped in flood water during a night of storms in southern England.
Google and Apple commit to encrypting users' data by default, to protect against hackers and the requests of law enforcement agencies.
A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.
A second girl in an alleged murder plot against a teacher is given a police caution.
The 66-year-old actor - one of the original cast - will leave the show in Autumn 2015
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.
Alan Pardew says Newcastle United fans have created "mass hysteria" at St James' Park after his side's poor start.
Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy
Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni militias in Yemen escalates, with clashes on the outskirts of the capital, prompting airlines to suspend flights.
The first person to buy the iPhone 6 in Perth, Australia, dropped his new gadget during an interview with a TV reporter.
The investigation into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller is proving "difficult", Thai police say.
As Scotland votes to reject independence - but is promised further powers from Westminster - First Minister Carwyn Jones is set to speak about what it could mean for Wales.
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.
Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.
Formula 1 bosses backtrack on a ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio, with car information to still be allowed.
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.
The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence.
Banks lead business reaction to referendum