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Why Nat's anxiety can stop him from leaving the house
Hong Kong's leader CY Leung says the territory must choose between greater democracy and growth, in a speech preceded by an MP protest.
Two men have slowly been making their way up 900m of granite as they climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, a rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park.
Japan's cabinet approves a record 4.98 trillion yen (£28bn, $42bn) budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China.
The US secretary of state is to meet his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's nuclear programme.
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo publishes a new edition, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, a week after the deadly attacks.
Commuters are being warned of potential disruption as snow is forecast to fall across many parts of the UK, with gales also set to sweep in.
Workplace skills such as communication and team work need much greater recognition, argues a campaign by employers.
Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity warns.
A third of unemployed young people regularly "fall apart" emotionally, a report says, while half always or often feel down or depressed.
British far-right groups are at their weakest for 20 years, according to a report by anti-racism campaigners
Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for a million worshippers in Colombo, on the second day of his visit to Sri Lanka.
What happened to university applications after tuition fees increased?
Should voting - or actively abstaining - be compulsory?
Hashtag creator against attempts to trademark phrase
The sharp fall in the UK rate of inflation should not be feared, chancellor George Osborne will say in a speech later.
The driver hauling his industry into the digital age
How do blind people put on make-up?
Scientists in Edinburgh turn to crowdfunding to finance research into new drugs for Parkinson's Disease.
Parliament in Haiti is dissolved after the failure of last-ditch negotiations over a new electoral law, leaving the president to rule by decree.