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Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.
Last hours of intensive diplomacy over Iran's nuclear programme take place in Switzerland ahead of Tuesday's deadline for a long-awaited deal.
Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.
The BBC's Lina Sinjab spent the day with Um Bassam, a Syrian Palestinian mother of five who fled Syria for Lebanon.
"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.
Northern Ireland's five education and library boards will cease to exist as of midnight on Tuesday.
Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.
The Liberal Democrats will fight to build a stronger economy and a fairer society for Wales, Nick Clegg says, as he launches the party's Welsh campaign for the general election.
A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.
A woman who lost her brother at Hillsborough says she can no longer face regularly attending the inquests, one year after they began.
A tenth of 12 to 13-year-olds are worried they are "addicted" to pornography, a study by the NSPCC ChildLine service has found.
A young woman talks about how her boyfriend's pornography habit led to him abusing her when she was 13.
At least six people have died in landslides following floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
Youngsters who need treatment for mental illnesses are being sent to England despite there being beds available at a new £2.5m unit in Wales.
Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
The final day of negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme are taking place in Switzerland, ahead of tonight's deadline to secure a deal.
The governor of Indiana strongly defends his contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters, including some famous names.
A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
Despite the volatility in its Asian business, the world's largest spirits maker, Diageo, says 50% of its products' sales growth will come from Asia.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.