A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.
Classroom standards could be hit if more attention is not given to keeping supply teachers up to date with the latest training, warns a union.
The care given to an 86-year-old woman who waited six hours to see a doctor after having a stroke in hospital was inadequate, an ombudsman rules.
Japan's shares close in on a 15-year high after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase program in an effort to boost the economy.
Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.
Passport checks on all travellers leaving the UK are being phased in at ports and borders, as government legislation comes into effect.
Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
Taiwan begins rationing water supplies to more than one million households as it tackles the island's worst drought in years.
Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.
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Taiwan's government is introducing drastic water rationing measures to tackle the country's recent low rainfall and poor water conservation record.
Administrators dealing with the collapse of UK car maker MG Rover ten years ago are attempting to recover £56m in overpaid VAT, the BBC learns.
Loneliness should be tackled by creating maps to show where older people are more likely to be at risk, according to a report.
A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves shows that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.
More than 100,000 people a year who are dying from terminal illness are not getting the palliative care they would benefit from, says a damning new report.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives in Moscow for talks, as his country remains under pressure over its international bailout.
Political campaigning moves up a gear as Scottish party leaders prepare to go head-to-head in a BBC Scotland debate.
Voters appear to want more powers for Holyrood - beyond the proposals currently on offer, according to a poll commissioned by BBC Scotland.
Photographer Ed Thompson work with infrared film to show the world in a new light.
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