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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.
Further travel problems are expected during the morning rush hour as snowfalls continue across central Scotland.
Newsnight's David Grossman looks at Tony Blair's influence on UK politics
An unusual airborne workout revolving around a hammock hanging from the ceiling has become the latest exercise fad in Australia.
The 0.5% rate of inflation, accusations that ambulance operators are "playing God", and yet another Celebrity Big Brother row, are among the topics on Wednesday's front pages.
Arizona-based Local Motors made car history recently when it became the first firm to 3D print a driveable car. The BBC's Samira Hussain was given exclusive access behind the wheel.
A bill which means Northern Ireland is the first part of the UK to make paying for sex a criminal offence becomes effective after receiving Royal Assent.
Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks to Will Gompertz about American Sniper.
Will membership of war crimes court backfire for Palestinians?
Why my grandfather translated Hitler's Mein Kampf
Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime by recovering fingerprints from feathers.
US President Barack Obama unveils proposals to strengthen cyber security laws following a spate of attacks against high-profile US targets.