The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
Meet the temporary Christmas posties
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
The chairman of the BMA in Scotland calls for "real change" to ensure the NHS in Scotland is sustainable for future generations.
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and help develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.
President Barack Obama says the United States will consider putting North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.
With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
MOTD2 pundit Phil Neville on how Liverpool dominated Mathieu Flamini in the Arsenal midfield in their 2-2 draw.
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.