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Staff at a major power station on the West and North Yorkshire border have been told the plant will stop generating and close in March 2016.
Researchers develop a method to sort photographs uploaded onto the website and stitch them together to create time-lapse videos.
The BBC's Ahmed Maher travelled with Shia militiamen and Iraqi forces in Karma as they prepare to reclaim Ramadi.
The 2016 Republican presidential field could have more candidates than spots on the stage during upcoming debates. But narrowing the field is a harder task than it seems.
Aston Villa sign Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair for an undisclosed fee on a four-year contract after a loan spell.
A California prostitute has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin.
The US charges six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, accusing them of stealing mobile phone technology to benefit Beijing.
All the human remains recovered from the scene of the Germanwings air crash have been identified and can now be returned to their families, a French prosecutor says.
Police in Texas are calling on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a deadly shootout over the weekend left nine dead.
The apparent suicide of a British student in Germany is likely to have been a "constructed set-up", an inquest is told.
The leader of the biggest civil service union has urged trade unions to join forces to head off attacks from the new Conservative government.
US researchers say that they can distinguish individual right whales based on the sound of their vocalisations.
The largest law firm in Northern Ireland withdraws from all major criminal cases in a protest against new rules reducing the level of legal aid payments.
Chechen leader urges men to stop their wives using WhatsApp after outcry over a controversial forced marriage spread on the messaging service.
The French army says it has seized 1.5 tonnes of drugs and a cache of weapons from militant Islamists in the desert in Niger.
The US State Department says it expects to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private server in January - just two weeks before the Iowa caucus.
Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.
Four in 10 adults say there's too much violence and swearing on British TV, while a third complained of too much sex on screens, according to an Ofcom survey.
A student almost loses her sight from an infection she caught using contact lenses.
An air steward who tried to smuggle fake passports into the UK by hiding them in his underpants is jailed for five years.