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Work on a £500,000 scheme to revamp a derelict lighthouse on a nature reserve in East Yorkshire is underway.
US Vice-President Joe Biden gives an upbeat assessment of Iraq's progress against Islamic State, saying the militant group's advance has been "halted".
There are many tensions between Turkey and Iran, writes Khashiyar Joneidi - but the two nations are keen to work with each other.
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The Conservatives promise a real-term freeze affecting about half of all rail fares if they win the election.
US officials release more footage showing the moments before a South Carolina police officer shot dead an unarmed black man in the back.
The US State Department recommends removing Cuba from its list of states said to sponsor terrorism, a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee says.
What makes the British most stressed out?
'Owl cafe' to open despite cruelty claims
Ethan Hawke questions the job of the military drone pilot
Tiger Woods is like an ageing prize fighter trying to convince he has one more title shot in him, writes Tom Fordyce.
Labour is pledging to guarantee neighbourhood policing in every area - and protect the number of officers on the beat - if elected in May.
'England's backbone' celebrates 50 years
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index trades above the 20,000 level for the first time since April 2000.
Issues including Scotland's fiscal future, health budgets and patchy mobile phone reception are to be highlighted on the election trail.
The man who defied death threats to play at the Masters
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, while underweight people face the highest risk, according to a study involving nearly two million Britons.
A 90%-complete "terror bird" skeleton found in Argentina suggests these big-beaked predators had good low-frequency hearing and deep voices.
Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make more pop up in their place in mice, a US study shows, but it is uncertain if this applies to humans.
The burden of disease has changed remarkably over the past century, challenging how the health service is run. But what will the coming decades bring?