Nearly a third of British adults feel lonely at some time, according to a survey carried out by BBC Radio 5 live.
The government of Shinzo Abe has struggled to revive the Japanese economy, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, and is turning to the female population for a possible answer.
The robots taking over the shop floor
Stolen mobiles are still causing victims "shock bills", in spite of government promises to cap call charges, says Citizens Advice
Al-Shabab propaganda targets young men in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods, but it is the money that persuades them to sign up, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.
Attendances at professional sports events in the UK topped 67 million in 2014, according to analysis by Deloitte's sports business group.
A British animal lover flies a tiger from a bankrupt Greek zoo to a sanctuary in California for treatment.
Islamic State is 'probably the best-funded terrorist organisation' the US has ever confronted, according to officials in Washington. Watch this interactive video for details on how the group makes money.
The report into the way the UK has been dealing with citizenship applications makes front pages, with some papers questioning Home Secretary Theresa May's role.
Had you heard the phrase "weather bomb" until this week? Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been looking into weather's new exotic language
A team of researchers at University of Delft are developing pocket drones, designed to help you get around the city.
A tribal elder's mission to keep his culture alive
How extremists fund their fight through crime
India's cotton producers say they are at a crisis point because of falling demand and plunging prices. The BBC's Ashleigh Nghiem reports on the problem.
Brazilian prosecutors charged 35 executives from the country's largest engineering companies in connection with the Petrobras corruption scandal.
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people, saying he wants a referendum in 2017.
Comedian and campaigner Russell Brand calls UKIP leader Nigel Farage a "pound shop Enoch Powell", during a Question Time debate on immigration.
The head of SeaWorld resigns as the amusement park struggles to attract visitors, in the wake of a 2013 film criticising its treatment of killer whales.
Everton's much-changed side fall to a Europa League defeat as Krasnodar's Ricardo Laborde strikes a first-half winner.
A gamekeeper is found guilty of killing a rare bird and setting traps illegally to capture two others on an Aberdeenshire estate.