Ukraine drops non-aligned status
The Ukrainian president has signed a bill dropping his country's non-aligned status but signalled that he will hold a referendum before seeking Nato membership.
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15 mourners killed in funeral blast
A suicide bomber has attacked a funeral north of the Iraqi capital, killing at least 15 mourners, a government official said.
Greece heading for early elections
Greece's government has been forced to call early national elections, stoking financial concerns as investors worry that the main opposition party will win - and then renege...
Offer of Korea unification talks
South Korea has proposed talks with North Korea to discuss what it calls a range of issues needed to prepare for the unification of the divided countries.
Great white shark bites US surfer
A man in his 50s surfing off the California coast survived an attack by a juvenile great white shark.
Bush senior to stay in hospital
Former US president George HW Bush will remain in a Texas hospital for now, but could possibly soon be discharged, his spokesman said.
AirAsia plane search goes on
Aircraft crews searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner have seen oily spots and objects in the sea, but officials say it is too early to know whether either was connected to the plane and its 162 passengers and crew.
Several Britons rescued from ferry
The Foreign Office last night said it believes some British nationals are among scores of people already rescued from a burning ferry, but others face an anxious wait in the darkness.
Seven dead after ferry evacuated
Two more bodies have been recovered from the Greek ferry fire, according to the Italian coastguard, bringing the death toll to seven.
AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Q&A - what is known about the flight and what possible...
The aircraft is the third belonging to airlines based in Malaysia that has been lost in 2014. Is that significant?
Greek ferry fire: rough seas and gale force winds hamper rescue of trapped passengers
A ferry carrying about 470 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and...
Race to save Italy ferry passengers
Rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves as they struggled to rescue hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania. At least one person died and two were injured.
US and Nato mark end of Afghan war
The United States and Nato have formally ended their war in Afghanistan with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul.
Argentina president fractures ankle
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has suffered a fracture of her left ankle, the latest in a series of health setbacks.
Bush senior remaining in hospital
Former US president George HW Bush will remain in a Texas hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week.
'Nightmare' of missing AirAsia jet
An AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.
Ex-footballer Weah wins senate seat
Former football star George Weah has won a Liberia senate seat also being sought by the president's son.
Police protest at officer's funeral
Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was being held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on New York's mayor as he spoke during the service.
Would-be killer's flowers for pope
The Turk who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981 has laid flowers on the saint's tomb in St Peter's Basilica, the Vatican said.
Islamic extremist leader surrenders
A leader of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who has a 3 million US dollar (£1.9 million) bounty on his head, has surrendered in Somalia, according to intelligence sources.
Syria 'ready for peace talks'
The Syrian government is prepared to attend peace talks Russia plans to hold next month, according to state media.
Vatican frees breasts protester
The Holy See has released a radical feminist activist who bared her breasts in St Peter's Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican's outdoor Nativity scene.
Iranian army tests suicide drone
Iran's army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Cuckoo - December 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast-Nov, Dec 2014
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Filthy McNasty's - November 2014
Northern Ireland Nightlife: Shiro
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - November 2014
The Bot, Belfast - November 2014
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