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The European Central Bank has raised its growth forecast for 2015 to 1.5%, up from 1% previously, while keeping interest rates unchanged at 0.05%.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.
Firmus Energy, the gas supply company, is to cut prices for customers in the greater Belfast area, but prices will not change for those outside the city.
A prisoner wins a landmark ruling that could see the smoking ban applied in state prisons in England and Wales.
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.
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The case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay will be referred to ministers, William Hague tells MPs.
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to wage jihad" is jailed for six years.
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as he puts forward proposals for a seven-way debate instead.
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.
Patients' could be at risk as ambulance crews lose 40,000 hours a year waiting outside hospital emergency units, assembly members told.