Automated translation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fiction, since Skype launched a beta version of its Translator service.
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
Day 19 of the BBC Sport Calendar looks back at Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL.
Rangers announce the appointment of existing board member Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers overindulge on the final Friday before Christmas.
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
Suspected risk of abuse or neglect of children or adults must reported by police, health workers and other officials from 2016.
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
Northern Ireland house prices could increase by 4% next year, according to a forecast by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment.
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI.
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
Victims and witnesses could pre-record video statements rather than giving evidence in court under new proposals being considered.
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".
The Conservative Party has prevented two of the home secretary's special advisers from standing for Parliament after they failed to campaign in the Rochester and Strood by-election.