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Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic Ocean.
A man is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering Glasgow gangland figure Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll.
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.
Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.
Oxford University is set to have a female head for the first time in its history, with the nomination of Louise Richardson as vice chancellor.
A group squatting in a building in London's Mayfair have been ordered to leave the property following a ruling by the High Court.
A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
A man who brutally murdered two people while on the run from police had "significant known risk factors", a report finds.
The first minister criticises the Scotland Bill but the UK government believes it fulfils promises made after the independence referendum.
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
An investigation is launched into how a five-year-old boy was left at a safari park after a school day trip.
South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.
Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.
Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.
The chairman of England's Football Association Greg Dyke says Fifa president Sepp Blatter ''must take responsibility'' following the arrests of several senior officials on corruption charges.
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