The 64th Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park on February 5, 2013 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The festival is until February 11.
In Pictures: Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan
In Pictures: Belfast Giants season ticket holders bash at W5
A Belfast Giants season ticket holders' evening was hosted by W5 where new Giants coach Paul Adey was unveiled to over 800 Giants fans.
In Pictures and video: TV stars hit the red carpet for 2013 BAFTAs
Graham Norton has introduced this year's BAFTAs with a series of gags about the spate of recent celebrity arrests, saying the show had to start before "any of our presenters or guests are unavoidably detained".
In Pictures: Ulster cruise to the RaboDirect PRO12 final
Ulster have made the final of the RaboDirect Pro12, trumping the visiting Scarlets 28-17.
Northern Ireland Fashion Spy: Cheryl Cole always looks glamorous
Kerry McKittrick checks out the style in Belfast City Centre
In Pictures: Belfast at 400
It's been an eventful 400 years – tumultuous and industrious in equal measure.
- I was best man for one of slain soldiers, MLA reveals
- FBI shoot dead Boston bomb suspect
- Awesome Cannes: Russian model Irina Shayk and Alessandra Ambrosio dazzle at 'All is Lost' premiere
- Woolwich: Two arrested after separate attacks on mosques as English Defence League supporters clash with police
- FBI agent shoots dead man 'connected to Boston bombing suspect' during questioning at his apartment
- Woolwich: Police shoot two men after soldier is beheaded in London street
- FHM's sexiest women poll sees Mila Kunis knock Tulisa off her perch
- Kate Middleton: nice-but-dull Duchess cuts an annoying baby bump pose
- "You people will never be safe" - the chilling words of man filmed wielding a meat cleaver after 'soldier' is slayed in the street
- Video: Man 'hacked to death' in London street
Facebook too old, say teens
Twitter booming as social media destination
In pictures: UK Soap Awards
In Pictures: North West 200
In Pictures: Balmoral Show
Nice-but-dull Kate's annoying baby bump pose
FHM's sexiest women - Kunis knocks Tulisa off her perch
'Lord of the Dance' Michael Flatley puts foot down over false report he wants a UK passport
Michael Flatley insisted he is "proud to be Irish" as he rubbished claims he has applied for a UK passport.
Building collapse causes revealed
A government investigation found poor quality construction materials and building code violations were among the "series of irregularities" that caused the collapse of a building housing clothing factories last month in Bangladesh, the committee head said.
Donegal man on multiple murder charge over IRA Hyde Park bombing
A Donegal man has been charged with murdering four British soldiers over 30 years ago in one of the most notorious IRA atrocities of the Troubles.
Wade scoops unique award double
Christian Wade was "shocked and humbled" to learn he had gone one better than Jonny Wilkinson by scooping a unique double at the Rugby Players' Association awards.
Former Manchester United defender Brian Greenhoff dies, aged 60
Former Manchester United and England defender Brian Greenhoff has died, aged 60.
Tindall ready to use experience
Mike Tindall is relishing the chance to test his experience against Gloucester's youth when he lines up for the Barbarians against England on Sunday.
Yakoob: Girls tougher than boys
Apprentice reject Uzma Yakoob has said it was far more stressful being on the women's team than working with the men.
Stones' Micks reunited in the park
The Rolling Stones' return to Hyde Park will see them team up with former guitarist Mick Taylor, but there will be no reappearance of the white dress Mick Jagger wore at the original 1969 gig because he has lost it.
Graham: I'll miss playing stripper
The Hangover III star Heather Graham says she will miss playing sexy stripper Jade because the excitement makes up for her "boring" real life.