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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the tide has "definitely turned" against Boko Haram militants, after regional forces recapture territory.
A Sim card maker at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims says it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did attack it.
Firms in the UK used 1.8 million zero-hours contracts at the height of last summer, official statistics show.
Injured McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is still in hospital following an accident in pre-season testing.
Most people do not want to see cuts to other public services in order to protect the NHS, according to data from the British Social Attitudes survey.
A nature reserve is sealed off as part of the search for a Bristol teenager following her "out-of-character" disappearance.
A teenage schoolgirl who was hit by a car in Belfast on Tuesday morning is now critically ill in hospital.
Two people are seriously injured in an explosion at a house in the US state of New Jersey.
Ambulance response times for the most urgent calls in Wales improve slightly over the last month following worst figures on record.
The "workhorse" satellite in Europe's new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.
Natalie Jamieson goes on a backstage tour ahead of the Brits Awards 2015.
Fifa says it will not pay compensation to clubs and leagues unhappy about plans to play 2022 World Cup in November and December.
A new trampoline park in Midlothian which had more than 100 incidents in three weeks is temporarily closed due to "licensing issues".
Residents of an area shown in a controversial TV programme about immigration say they feel "fractured" and "disappointed" and fearing a backlash.
TSB Banking Group hails 2014 as "a pivotal year" as it claims an 8.4% share of all people switching or opening a new bank account.
Drones appear over central Paris overnight, for the second time, and police are no nearer knowing who is operating them.
Jamaica's parliament decriminalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
Supermarket chain Morrisons has named former Tesco director David Potts as its new chief executive.
Danny Ings plans Liverpool move, Gary Neville urges time for Louis van Gaal, Ronaldo comes out of retirement, plus more
Northern Ireland is still not dealing properly with issues relating to its troubled past, according to a new report by Amnesty International.