How to get away with doing nothing at work
GP consultations by telephone, rather than face-to-face, do not reduce the pressures on busy surgeries, a study shows.
From the trenches to Versailles with the BBC's Fergal Keane
Helping atheists to "come out of the closet' in the US
Traditional farming meets new tech in rural Ireland
How technology and tradition have combined in rural Ireland to create a world leading dairy business.
Commemorative events are being staged across Scotland to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
The island where Chinese newlyweds love to pose for photos
The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes
The corner shop where everything for sale is made of felt
Homeowners in Europe are more worried about energy bills than paying the rent or mortgage, a survey suggests.
The forthcoming competition inquiry into the UK's energy companies should also investigate the wholesale gas market, a senior MP warns.
Ex-England striker Gary Lineker says he is sickened by alleged corruption in world football and criticises Fifa chief Sepp Blatter.
Glasgow 2014 is hailed as "the standout Games in the history of the movement" as the 11-day event comes to a conclusion.
Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC his forces are gaining ground against rebels in the east and will be victorious "very soon".
Hundreds march in the Spanish town of Daimiel to demand the release of a priest detained in El Salvador for alleged links with criminal gangs.
At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China, state media say.