The umbrella, which has become a symbol of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has spawned an art movement all of its own.
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
Why was the woman on this war-time artwork banned?
From silver mine to wet plate in Peru
The daughter of a man from Edinburgh who is on death row in Pakistan is to discuss his case with the Foreign Office in London.
What did the Apprentice candidates say?
A UK-wide summit aimed at tackling human trafficking - described as 'the slavery of our times' - is to be held at the Scottish Parliament.
Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.
As oil prices fall, who will be the winners and losers?
Ball pit meeting rooms and other unusual workplaces
The world's fastest paramedics at 300km/h
After President Putin banned fresh food imports from the West, Russian menus began to change. Now, many believe the sanctions will boost the local economy, as Sarah Rainsford reports.
The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.
The 20-year-old inventor who plans to rid the sea of plastic
The government is considering a new tax-free ISA for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the internet.
The government is criticised for not increasing efforts to tackle housing benefit fraud "sooner" - but it insists things are improving.
Gymnast Max Whitlock can make British history at the Rio Olympics after winning all-around World silver, says Beth Tweddle.
At the start of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, Jeremy Guscott explains why there will be humdingers from the off.
Football fans could have a greater say in the running and ownership of their clubs, under plans revealed by the Labour Party.