The Ucas university admissions system is changing its rules to allow UK students to apply to European universities.
Statistics for waiting times in the A&E departments of Scotland's hospitals are to be published weekly, the Scottish government announces.
Bombardier is planning to cut 130 jobs from its agency and contract workforce in Belfast.
Liverpool's Lazar Markovic is given a four-match European ban for his red card against Basel in December.
The trial of a Pakistani man alleged to have taken part in an al-Qaeda plot to carry out bomb attacks in Manchester and New York in 2009 has opened.
A council faces a 'concerning' overspend of £9m in this financial year.
A professional poker player was killed for his winnings after being lured into a honey trap by a young woman he met at a casino, a court heard.
A French prosecutor calls for the acquittal of the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in a pimping trial in Lille.
The annual parliamentary pancake race pits the press against politicians - follow the route taken by one pancake flipper.
Fighting around the key Ukrainian town of Debaltseve appears to be continuing, despite a ceasefire coming into force last week.
Steel giant Tata has been fined £200,000 after three crane drivers suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal ignited.
Images from around the world: 17 February
Niger's prime minister leads thousands in a march through the country's capital Niamey to protest against increasing attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram.
Docudrama Ukip: The First 100 Days attracts 1,000 complaints to Ofcom and Channel 4, after depicting rioting in the street in the wake of a Ukip election victory.
A webcam recorded the dramatic moment the Colima Volcano in western Mexico
Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says.
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says his side showed "skill and quality" in their three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.
The man accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb will be prosecuted, a court hears.
Conditions at a migrant reception centre on the island of Lampedusa are "getting desperate", an Italian official tells the BBC.
Mattel, the toy firm behind iconic doll Barbie, is to make a smart version of the doll that will chat to children.