Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad air base - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.
The trial of two former RUC detectives collapsed on Friday after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.
A man who was rescued from a river in Cardiff died shortly after he was recovered from the water, police confirm.
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.
Breathtaking aerial views from Salisbury Cathedral are filmed by workers at the top of Britain's tallest spire.
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to use the UK's transport networks on Friday as schools break up and people start to get away for Christmas.
A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, official figures suggest.
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.
Christian Horner says Red Bull must step up in 2015, Newey to stay involved, Alonso backs Ferrari to return to form plus more.
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.