Great white shark 'Lydia' on course for Ireland
Pet cat traps US couple in house
Police in Portland, Oregon, had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
Crufts Live: Video and pics world's greatest dog show
A poodle named Ricky has landed the world's most prestigious dog show prize after being judged this year's Best-in-Show at Crufts.
Rio Carnival: Millions enjoy world's biggest party
Streets across Brazil have been swamped with carnival revellers, with the largest parties attracting more than one million merrymakers.
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Gypsies 'over-represented in jails' new
Prisoners of "Gypsy, Romany or Traveller" backgrounds are "significantly" over-represented in jails in England and Wales, inspectors have found.
Ulster parties 'mustn't quit talks' new
The controversy over a Government scheme to deal with on-the-run Irish republicans should not be allowed to derail the peace process, justice minister David Ford said.
Alleged car thief linked to Belfast break-ins acted as 'one-man crimewave' new
An alleged thief linked to a dozen car break-ins across parts of Belfast acted as a "one-man crimewave", the High Court heard today.
Gerrard tips Sturridge to shine new
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge's form this season leaves captain Steven Gerrard in no doubt he can be a star of this summer's World Cup.
Kiss wary of French chaos new
Ireland must disregard France's finely-rehearsed "dishevelled place of chaos" act to claim the RBS 6 Nations title in Paris on Saturday, according to assistant coach Les Kiss.
Champion Hurdle success for Jezki new
Jezki got the better of My Tent Or Yours to claim victory in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Reid crowned newsreader of the year new
Susanna Reid has been crowned newsreader of the year at an awards bash days after announcing her defection to ITV.
Richards to pen children's book new
Keith Richards is turning Street Writing Man with a new book for children.
O'Grady races to awards ceremony new
Paul O'Grady has opted for a racy mode of transport to get to an awards ceremony in London on time - whizzing across the city on a motorbike.