A major analysis of research quality suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.
The decision to grant bail to the partner of Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis should be reviewed, says the New South Wales government.
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) begins an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.
Benoit Tessier captures a moment that left actress America Ferrera red-faced.
The negligible effects of George Osborne's negotiations on the extra payment to the EU.
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough for child sex abuse were missed due to police "organisational failure".
Those on the left think new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy could be about to take the party back to the days of Tony Blair, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.
Mark Urban explores the question of what the UK knew about rendition and interrogation techniques, in the wake of the US Senate report that criticised the CIA.
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".
Brit boozer goes dark in Los Angeles
Those who plan to spend the day working rather than celebrating
Six women previously given the all-clear are diagnosed with breast cancer after a review of assessments made by Oxfordshire's Breast Screening Service.
The boats of guns floating around the Indian Ocean
The ordinary Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?
Moves to normalise diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba lead several papers, which describe the Caribbean island being brought 'in from the cold'.