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Islamic State militants have seized control of the main government building in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, officials say.
More than 20,000 NHS operations were cancelled at the last minute between January and March in England.
Robbie Savage says Hull boss Steve Bruce can handle the pressure of their relegation struggle but it's hard to see them escaping.
Two of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's dogs are flown from Australia after being threatened with being put down for violating quarantine rules.
What is the difference between sun lotions and sunscreens - and what does the information on the labels mean?
Poet Sir Andrew Motion is to leave Britain for a new job in the US, saying being known in the UK as a former poet laureate can be "suffocating".
A head teacher apologises after saying young people should not be "forced" to learn Welsh as it makes them academically weaker than their English peers.
A County Antrim man who stabbed his partner to death in front of their seven-year-old daughter, in a row "fuelled by drink and drugs" gets a minimum 12-year sentence
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu lays undisclosed criminal charges against one of his granddaughters, who says she will be handing herself in.
A mother who admitted killing her toddler son at their Lisburn home almost two years ago is placed under a psychiatric hospital order.
A motorist has admitted knocking down and killing a man in Shetland after a day of drinking.
A van driver in China has been fined after he was found to be carrying 51 people in a vehicle designed to seat six.
As Islamic State fighters reach the edge of the historic Syria site of Palmyra, Prof Kevin Butcher of Warwick University explains why the ancient city is considered so important.
A 19-year-old man is jailed for life after he knifed another man to death over a firearms deal that "went sour".
Thousands of schools in England deemed to require improvement could be taken over and turned into academies under plans soon to be announced by the government.
Changes to housing laws could mean more ex-prisoners becoming homeless in Wales, charities say.
New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves says he did not lie to Kevin Pietersen over a potential England recall.
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson goes on trial in Scotland accused of perjury.
The deep-water opah becomes the first fish known to regulate its own temperature, using heat from its flapping fins to warm its heart and brain.
There were chaotic scenes when migrants stranded on a boat off the Thai coast for more than a week leapt into the water as supplies were dropped to them.