Activity in China's vast manufactory sector picked up unexpectedly in March, according to the official government survey.
The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.
Lincoln Castle is due to reopen later after a £22m renovation.
One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England, containing about 1,300 remains, is discovered under St John's College.
Is Israel about to lose its American firewall at the United Nations in New York, asks Nick Bryant.
The woman saving girls from the 'cutting season'
There is a deep structural problem with the current system of party politics in the UK, says Danny Kruger.
What choices would you make?
Two schools in widely differing, but neighbouring areas of Lancashire illustrate the flaws of thinking the problems of one community are faced by all, says Sanchia Berg.
Baldrick's rotten borough and other remarkable constituencies
The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.
What would Karl Marx make of the 21st Century?
From cannabis conspiracy to Paralympics chance
Muhammadu Buhari's victory in Nigeria's presidential election marks a hugely significant moment in the country's history, says the BBC's Will Ross.
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.