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The outgoing boss of BT in Wales says quotas for the number of women in boardrooms should not be ruled out.
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness denies that his three-day visit to the United States for talks about the Stormont budget crisis is a waste of time.
The first phase of a £900,000 project to overhaul a Pembrokeshire harbour opens.
In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.
Overtime payments to police officers and staff rise by £4.9m in one year, with the Nato summit accounting for a big part of the increase.
A residential school for boys with behavioural problems is temporarily closed as police investigate claims of physical abuse.
Plans for a new publicly-funded £110m theatre and arts venue at the former site of Granada TV studios in Manchester are discussed by the city's council.
Pakistani police say Malik Ishaq, the leader of banned Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, has been shot dead in Punjab province.
The flow of migrants trying to get into Britain from Calais appears "too much" for the UK government to handle, a spokesman for Eurotunnel says.
The president of Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, Marcelo Odebrecht, is charged with corruption and money laundering.
Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.
Some police forces are using overtime to cover gaps caused by staff shortages, BBC Radio 5 live has found.
Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.
A US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the animal.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in China for a state visit, following recent tensions over the treatment of China's Uighur minority.
An ex-detective's claims 12 people were murdered by the same man on the London Underground between 1953 and 1983 are described by the Met chief as "quite convincing".
A community buy-out could see a former Cold War surveillance station turned into a place where tourists can listen to the sound of whales singing.
A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
The company behind plans to use coal seams beneath the Forth to produce gas is accused of "attempting to hold Scotland to ransom".
BBC News charts the rise and fall of Colonel Gaddafi's favourite son.