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The Archbishop of York says his decision not to "lay hands" on a new male bishop a week after consecrating a female bishop is not a "political" one.
Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - fell to a six year low in the fourth quarter of last year, latest figures show.
Rail passengers outside the south-east of England are expected to put up with "cast-off" trains, according to a committee of MPs.
A petition calling for Richard III's bones to be taken to a Catholic chapel is to be handed to church leaders.
Car plants in the UK produced more than 1.5 million vehicles last year, the most since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Photographer Tony Karumba talks about the moment he witnessed Kenyan schoolchildren being tear-gassed at a protest in Nairobi.
Owen Bennett-Jones investigates how blasphemy has changed in the public consciousness since the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
Members of France's impoverished banlieues were glaringly absent from France's march in support of Charlie victims, writes Hugh Schofield.
The US accepts that the former Guantanamo inmate, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer tells local media.
Doctors should be prevented from performing plastic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.
How is U Wirathu viewed in Myanmar? BBC Burmese explain how and why this divisive figure is tolerated in Myanmar.
A new "cutting-edge" £8m microscopic imaging facility is opened at Dundee University with the goal of advancing research.
Relationships in a time of crisis in Greece
German discount supermarket Lidl says it will create 500 jobs over the next 12 months in Scotland, as part of expansion plans.
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
A device the size of a paper clip inserted in the groin has shown promising results in lowering blood pressure, scientists say.
Thailand's legislature is to rule on the political fate of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, with a vote on whether to impeach her.
Tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook's base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according to the company.
A superhero Sikh fights stereotypes
Nursing tutors at the University of Surrey are planning to make themselves unrecognisable in a bid to boost students' bedside skills.