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About 150 people are on the fourth day of a hunger strike at an immigration detention centre in the US state of Washington, officials say.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, says he is hoping a major conference in Rome next month will lift the lid on the ''hidden'' problem of human trafficking.
Border Tales, written by Luca Silvestrini, uses dance theatre to explore the issues of immigration.
Two Newcastle United footballers go back to school to give pupils lessons in French.
An employment tribunal involving a school linked to an alleged Islamist takeover plot is adjourned to allow authorities time to investigate.
Why astrology is still big business in India
An adult female wallaby and her joey are missing since Friday after they escaped from privately-owned land in County Down.
Nato announces it will deploy Awacs reconnaissance planes in Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.
A fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of two students hit by a car in Glasgow hears that the driver thought he was "fit to drive".
A woman is attacked by a dog at the same house at which a man was arrested over a previous dog attack that left a woman with "life-changing" injuries.
The first great white shark seen to cross the Atlantic may be pregnant, the head of the expedition tracking her says.
A policeman who was hurt in a knife attack at a sectarian flashpoint in Belfast is among guests invited to the White House to mark St Patrick's Day.
A rugby coach who attacked a linesman during an under-14 match is sent on an anger management course.
Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist's testimony about the nature of his girlfriend's injuries after he shot her dead.
Werder Bremen midfielder Aaron Hunt owns up to a dive and convinces the referee in their game against Nuremberg to overturn his decision to award a penalty.
The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.
American writer George Saunders is named the first winner of the Folio Prize for his "darkly playful" short stories, Tenth of December.
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian-Jordanian man who tried to grab one of their rifles at a border crossing with Jordan, Israeli officials say.
Police killer Dale Cregan hid in a flat in Leeds city centre for several days after he killed two men in Greater Manchester, a court hears.
Security officials in Mexico announce that they have killed Nazario Moreno, a drug lord who was reported to have been shot dead three years ago.