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South Africa's power utility Eskom tells four top officials to step aside while it investigates the problems at the firm, including recent power cuts.
Musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are to appeal the verdict which ruled that they copied a Marvin Gaye track to create their hit 2013 track Blurred Lines.
Iraqi government forces are pushing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State militants to fall back to the city centre, officials say.
The BBC has launched its Make it Digital initiative with new hardware for schools and a raft of coding-based content.
The UK trade deficit narrowed to £616m in January from a five-year high of £2.1bn in December, latest figures reveal, as imports shrink substantially.
A woman seeking £1.9m more than 20 years after a divorce is being allowed to "cash in a very old lottery ticket", her millionaire ex-husband says.
South African police offer a reward of 100,000 rand (£5,500; $8,200) for the arrest of two men who mugged a well-known TV journalist on camera.
A bronze statue commemorating murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne that was stolen from her primary school in Surrey is found.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a report that highlights the widespread confusion and misunderstanding about the laws protecting freedom of religion or belief.
The co-author and director of Still Alice - for which Julianne Moore won an Oscar last month - has died following a four-year struggle with motor neurone disease.
TSB - the bank formerly owned by Lloyds - has confirmed it has received a preliminary £1.7bn takeover approach from Spanish bank Sabadell.
Five people have died and up to 25 people are feared trapped in rubble after a fire at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan.
A court in India refuses to lift a ban on screening a controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape.
Iraqi officials show the BBC footage, which they say proves Islamic State militants are using chlorine gas in roadside bomb attacks.
Can politicians take the right decisions based on the wrong figures?
Chelsea's players acted like "babies" during Zlatan Ibrahimovic's sending off, the Paris St-Germain striker says.
AB de Villiers makes 99 as South Africa comfortably defeat United Arab Emirates to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
Enforcement action starts to remove a group of people perched in trees at an allotment for a month in protest over bus route plans.
Two outdoor light bulbs cost £340 to change at a block of flats, a landlady says.
Religious employees feel under pressure to keep their beliefs and faith symbols hidden at work, a watchdog finds.