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Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) says 4,500 customers are without power after strong winds caused disruption to power supplies.
The US and China had "very direct" talks about China's new air defence identification zone, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
All trains are cancelled in Scotland and about 20,000 homes are without power because of high winds.
There is severe travel disruption in Scotland as high winds hit the UK, with flooding predicted for eastern England later.
The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.
Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers.
A suicide car bomb followed by a gunbattle at Yemen's defence ministry have left at least 20 people dead and 37 injured, officials say.
US Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn boosts her Winter Olympic hopes by completing her first training run of the season.
The date when the state pension age goes up from 65 to 68 is to be brought forward, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
People on the north Wales coast are warned to prepare for flooding as gale force winds hit parts of Britain on Thursday.
A five-year-old girl who accidentally broke a Christmas tree bauble in a department store writes a heartfelt apology.
Heavy arms fire is heard in the capital of the Central African Republic hours before the UN votes on sending in peacekeepers to restore law and order.
A group of servicemen, two of whom lost limbs in Afghanistan, have set off on a rowing race across the Atlantic to raise money for charity.
England fight back after an ominous Australian start as the first day of the second Test ends with the hosts on 273-5.
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The date when eligibility for a state pension rises to the age of 68 is being brought forward to the mid 2030s, George Osborne will confirm in the Autumn Statement.
Dozens of starving horses are rescued from a breeding farm in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after they were abandoned by the farm's owner.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests.
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New guidelines aim to ensure deaf and blind people in Wales get equal access to NHS services, after it was revealed health boards were breaching equality laws.