The jury is still out on whether India's new prime minister can reform India.
Disaffection with mainstream politics in France could see the far right gain high office, says Hugh Schofield.
London's galleries, theatres and other arts organisations get a disproportionate share of public arts funding, a group of MPs concludes.
A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.
Immigrants from the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004 contributed more to the UK than they took out in benefits, according to a new study.
Spending on flood protection in England is "insufficient" to maintain defences, the National Audit Office warns.
Ahead of a government summit in Leeds, what could devolution mean to the UK's four constituent countries?
A mother and daughter's escape from terrifying violence
India's top court has told trade unions to lift its ban on women working as make-up artists in Bollywood.
Parents who default on their child maintenance payments face being turned down for mortgages and credit cards under new government plans.
Author Helen Macdonald wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for H is for Hawk, a memoir about how becoming a falconer helped her deal with grief.
Can these portraits really have been rejected?
There are serious and deeply ingrained problems with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.
Would these five changes actually help cyclists?
Was gunpowder plotter Fawkes set up?
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says it was "not a gamble" to rest his star men in the Champions League loss to Real Madrid.
Requests by governments for Facebook's user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of the year compared to the previous six months.
Berlin leaves divisions behind as infamous Wall vanishes
Almost half of primary school children in England are unable to swim a length by themselves, a report finds.
The country that pushes gay people to change their gender